9.10.2008

Only Mostly Dead

Thank you all for all your support during our little adventure. Don't worry, I've spent so much time lying around the past 5 days that I have a couple of great blog posts in the works... so they are coming soon. I did want to mention one tidbit that Dave failed to. Apparently by the time I was admitted to the hospital, my level of something in my gall bladder (not sure if they're enzymes or if they just measure the level of bile) was "record breaking," according to my nurse. All the doctors and nurses kept telling me I looked worse on paper than in person, so on Tuesday, I asked my nurse about it. He said, "When I reviewed your chart before coming in to see you, I expected you to be mostly dead." Apparently nobody there has ever seen levels so high as mine. That made me a little disappointed that they made me sign a release saying they could dispose of my gallbladder and stones. I was hoping I could keep it in a jar as a trophy.

But, rest assured, I was just mostly dead, and I did survive. Now I am home and seem to be recovering quite quickly now that I can eat real food and don't have to sleep on a plastic bed (I don't think I've ever sweat so much in my entire life). So thanks again for all your support and feel free to come visit sometime (though you might want to call first so I'm decent). And I must give a shout-out to my mom who has taken the week off work and lived at our house and become Ed's surrogate mother. We couldn't have done it without her and it was so reassuring having her here!

And coming soon... The Top Ten Best Things About Having Your Gallbladder Removed!

3 comments:

Team Ritz! said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I'm so sorry! We haven't blogged since last week, and missed the whole thing! I'm glad you're doing better! Is there anything we can do (now that it's nearly over and done with)?

Ben said...

Well geez they could have said something more reassuring than "mostly dead", like "somewhat alive"...

ScottBoomer said...

Glad to hear you were only mostly dead. Also glad the doctors were able to fix it other wise we would of had to go find Miracle Max to help make you better.