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An afternoon in the hospital

No, not me; I'm in -well, not disgustingly good, but decent- health at the moment. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of therevdrnye, whose water retention problem got way out of hand over the weekend and is now in the ICU at Washington Adventist Hospital. I daresay he'll make it out of there, but he's got some serious medical issues and no good way of dealing with them on his own. They had him strapped into a CPAP mask when I got there, and he wasn't tracking real well, but after they took that off, sat him up, and put an O2 cannula up his nose, he sharpened up pretty quick. The nurse complained to me that he hadn't said hardly a word to anyone until I showed up, at which point we had a rather lengthy conversation, mostly about medical stuff.

I left a little before 1800 and fought my home from Takoma Park through DC; traffic wasn't quite as bad as GoogleMaps would have had me believe, but it wasn't much fun, either. Time to slap some dinner together and work on some accounting stuff.


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Oct. 13th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Well, good luck and best thoughs to him.

I can't help but mention that I read the hospital name as Washington Anarchist Hospital.
Oct. 13th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
I was even more confused when I first saw it, since IIRC the Seventh Day Adventists are a lot like the Christian Scientists, right? No healing unless G*d reaches out and touches you?
Oct. 13th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
well, I hope that they find a root cause for his difficulties, but
unless a specific thing precluded it, I might suggest that he follow the same regimen
that you have followed, Wombat, and see if similar success can be obtained....

we might have to hold an intervention and gang up on him (sounds familiar :-)
to get his attention - after his hospital stay is done perhaps...

Oct. 13th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking about that same thing yesterday - there doesn't seem to be any one thing screwing him up, but all that extra weight can't be helping. He weighs more than I did when I started this. >_
Oct. 13th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
doing what we have done, which is the combination of giving the body a diet that it knows what to do with, and which we can lose weight upon, generally helps all aspects of the body simply because it is not having to work as hard to just survive. I am sure that the load that weight puts on your systems is not linear, and that at some point the extra weight, and the extra sugar to get processed, even if you are NOT a type II diabetic, are simply taking up a huge quantity of resources that could otherwise be doing something else, or doing nothing at all.

Oh I should note here that another of our compatriots earned their "-100 club" membership, and I am there, and Kevin you are well on your way as well! Its a nice club to be in, we await you with the happy certainty that you WILL make it here to join us!

Perhaps we will be able to get the Secret Man to join us in this 'leet status.
Oct. 13th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Only 35 pounds left until I reach the magic century mark. :)
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