Posted: Jan 22, 2007 3:13 am
But yeah, sorry for your loss, K. I've had two major scares. Or what I felt were major scares. The first time was of the nut variety. Was checked up and down, had an ultrasound on my dogs, and came up clean. Turns out I had a dilated blood vessel providing swelling and discomfort to the region in question. The second time, I had the back door checked out. I was passing a fair amount of blood. Went in for a colonoscopy, and it ended up being a ruptured roid. Everyone should have one of these done; they provide some good piece of mind. The procedure itself is not bad, cuz you are not around for that, and I mean you are OUT!! The prep is awful, however, and the colon-raking via high-powered laxative (for a day and a half prior to the look-see) ultimately made me so weak that my mom had to help me walk straight at the hospital. When the obtrusive morning was over, my mom took me to Anderton's for lunch. I kept begging her to take me home so that I could nap ("Hold on, I'm going to finish my desert and have a cigarette"), as the Demerol/Xanax cocktail is sooooo strong and lingers for the entire day (not in a good way, either). I literally passed out in the restaurant, with my right hand in a salad.