Resurrection

Hey, y’all, I’m back.  Sorry to have worried you, and extra special thanks to Holly for acting as a go-between to keep the InterWebz up to date that I was not dead!  Seriously, though, this shit’s pretty fucked up — apparently I have acute pancreatitis (doctor-talk for fucked-up organs)… but at least it wasn’t the heart attack I THOUGHT I was having!  So I spent 11 DAYS in the hospital — who DOES that? — before they started screwing with my pain meds and Dear Sweet Mama kidnapped me home.

The good news — I ain’t dead, of course, and it looks like I can fix this with a low-fat, bland diet for a few months and then add real food back in gradually.  The bad news?  No high-fat stuff and no alcohol.  But at least I’ve lost 15 pounds throughout this ordeal — not that it’s a diet I’d recommend!

That’s about it for now — I caught a terrible respiratory infection in the hospital (who’da thunk it?) so I’m still not 100 percent.  Hopefully I’ll get my groove back fairly soon, WITHOUT the assistance of Whoopi Goldberg.

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46 responses to “Resurrection

  1. Aww hoody you’re back, I’m so glad!! I have a care basket for you but um..I think I may need to add a few low-fat bland items so you can actually ENJOY it when it arrives!! Otherwise it will be a really pretty, mouth watering, ornament for the next few months!
    So glad you’re better! Or at least released and on the mend!!!
    Virtual huggles (((((((*hugggs*))))))))

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  2. I’m adding things back into the diet slowly but surely… and if you think I won’t make an exception for Bounty bars and Dairy Milk, you’re sadly mistaken! Seriously, though, thanks for keeping in touch during all this! : )

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    • No problem hun, I’m just glad you’re home! And I’m sure your getting some much-needed purr therapy!
      I’m sure it’ll take many, many days to arrive and get all smushed in the mail – woot, I’m now just trying to find a box to protect it en-route. Now go rest!

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  3. yikes!! glad to hear you’re home and feeling a bit better. hope your respiratory crap goes away soon so you can enjoy your (low-fat? eeek) Thanksgiving!

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  4. Dear Sweet Mama is still staying with me as my home health aide, so she’s gonna make a turkey breast, mashed potatoes and stuffing — and I get to eat tiny bits to make sure I don’t yark!

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  5. 11 days in the hospital? Holy crap! I’m glad you’re home and feel better soon!

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  6. 11 days in a hospital is fucking NUTS. They usually turn people out of there faster than a $5 hooker on 2 for 1 nights at the Super 8.

    I hope you feel better soon!!

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  7. You’re back! Man, 11 days in the hospital is no joke (as is the respiratory infection — those places are petri dishes). The low fat diet sounds like an epic suck, and I’m on a low-to-no alcohol diet right now which IS an epic suck. I haven’t even lost any weight….hmph. Enough about me, we’re just happy to have you back among the living!

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  8. Damn, Girl!! Sucky time to be sick. Good news is you’ve got plenty of time to build up to burritos and salsa for Cinco de Mayo.
    Get well soon!

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  9. Jo

    I’m so very glad that you’re out of the hospital and on the mend! Take good care of you, you sure deserve it!

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  10. Welcome back! A months-long bland low-fat no-alcohol diet really sucks, but not as much as the heart attack you didn’t have, I guess.

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  11. Yay! You’re back!! I hope you get to feeling better soon, darlin’, and I’m so glad DSM is there to take care of you!

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  12. Jen

    HOLY CRAP! Don’t scare a bitch like that, Hoody! We’ve missed you.

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  13. I am so glad you’re alive… I mean, you ARE right? You aren’t just another minion of the undead here to fool us, right? Riiiiiiiiight?

    Seriously, glad you’re back. I was super worried.

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  14. Yay for you being back! Boo for you being sick!

    When they told you you had to eat bland food did you remind them that you’re from the south?!? Where will you find food to eat? Come north, and I will cook you some nice mountain blue-collar Irish fare – not a flavor to be found…

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  15. Wow, that sure sounds like a load of suck. I’m glad you know what it is and have a game plan, but I hope you feel even more betterer soon.

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  16. Ouch! That’s brutal. Shotgun your share of food and alcohol until you’re better!

    Feel better darlin.

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  17. Duncan

    Get Well Soon! Best wishes to you!

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  18. Man, that sucks. I was on that diet in college because my immune system decided it didn’t know what to do with food. I still remember the dream I had about the candy shop/bakery with the “loaf” of fudge covered in pink icing and the owner said I wasn’t welcome there… It was pretty traumatizing.

    But hey, maybe it’ll go easier on you!

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  19. Oh, lordy! Glad you are on the mend! Don’t do that anymore, okay?

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  20. I’m so glad you’re back but sooooooo sorry to hear about your recent illnesses… It’s ironic the shit you can catch in the hospital while you’re trying to get better from whatever put you there in the first place. No alcohol– I DIE, but your will is probably much stronger than mine, so I wish you the best of luck and hope you start feeling better soon!

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  21. Virago

    I’m so very glad you are back and on the mend! I enjoy your blog immensely, and was selfishly feeling deprived by a lack of posts.

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  22. Damn. Just the other day my pancreas exploded! Luckily, it self-repaired. My insurance sucks donkey balls.

    Welcome back girl!

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  23. Ouch! But glad to see you back. I was worried, along with the rest of them. I got all existential and shit, and all of this community feeling I’ve had for the past year went out the window into the anonymity of the Internet, and I was all “what if Hoody just stops posting? I will never hear from her again!” and then I was all “Shit we’re all alone” and then I had a bottle of wine and now I’m back with stomach pain so shit maybe I should go on a no-booze, low-fat diet.

    Take care of yourself. We all need you around.

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  24. I knew you’d be back, just like Jesus. Because I had faith.

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  25. I’m glad you’re ok! I was worried!

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