Merry Christmas to you and your people

Today is Christmas, the one day a year we celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus by buying material things for the people we love and present these material things to them while eating food none of us should be eating. Merry Christmas! This Christmas is special to me because I don’t remember last Christmas. I was … Continue reading “Merry Christmas to you and your people”

I bet you my large bowel is smaller than yours

Last Wednesday I went to the University of Maryland Medical Center and had a portion of my large bowel removed. Crohn’s disease damaged it. It made part of my large bowel narrow and difficult for waste to travel from point A to point B. It’s what caused the G.I. blockage that almost killed me the … Continue reading “I bet you my large bowel is smaller than yours”

A timely update on my health problems

This post is going to be very self-indulgent as it pertains to my health. If you have no interest in reading this, please accept my apologies. Then again, this is my personal blog. Remember those? I should be entitled to write about myself here without apologies. Also, I have a few family members back in … Continue reading “A timely update on my health problems”

I almost died

I got very sick December 20 and took an ambulance trip to Meritus Health – the greatest hospital in the world – and spent over a week in intensive care. I had a lower G.I. blockage which resulted in a very series and nearly deadly infection. That resulted in diabetic ketoacidosis. When I got to the … Continue reading “I almost died”