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|2 hours 13 min ago||Thank you||
... it will take more than nearly bleeding out to miss the upcoming season.
|2 hours 38 min ago||that's just awful||
that's just awful
|6 hours 36 min ago||Color me terrified I guess...||
Color me terrified I guess... diagnosis was inconclusive. After being scoped and probed, they finally had me swallow a pill-camera - they believe I may have had a bleeding ulcer in my small intestine, but couldn't be sure. Doctors had me make changes to my diet and approach to life to try to avoid further incidences.
This is why I now try to be more appreciative of life - never know what tomorrow brings.
|21 hours 52 min ago||Trainwreck... Amy Schumer is the worst thing ever||
Trainwreck... Amy Schumer is the worst thing ever
|1 day 19 hours ago||You don't have a birthday||
You don't have a birthday coming up? Are you, like, done before the next one??
|1 day 23 hours ago||If recruits were available on the moon, Harbaugh would be there||
If recruits were available on the moon, Harbaugh would be there
|2 days 4 hours ago||Me too!||
But just barely...
|2 days 4 hours ago||Glad you survived and are doing well, LSA||
I had a similar experience last year and would like to share my story because it also furthers the point that when things may not seem/feel right, they probably aren't and you should seek help, regardless of how uncomfortable or scary that may seem.
Healthy 50 old male with no prior history and had never spent a night in the hostpital. Started feeling weak while at a gathering for my daughter's friends/parents for their prom-like dance that evening. My wife and I had plans that night, which I actually considered going to, but I elected to stay home and watch TV; all three kids and my wife were gone from the house at this point. Things seemed fine as I watched TV and had something to eat. Around 9:30pm got up to pee and, as I walked out of the bathroom, proceeded to lose consciousness; awoke shortly after having passed a significant amount of blood.
The fact I was healthy and had never spent any time in the hospital may have worked against me at this point, as I convinced myself it was not worthy of a trip to the hospital. Stripped out of my clothes and threw them in the wash, even going as far as starting the cycle; in retrospect, I think I may have been trying to hide the evidence of what had just occurred. Took a shower, but was having an increasingly difficult time standing upright and catching my breath. My family soon started to return home from their various locations, and I managed to convince my wife I was ok and just needed to rest (there was no evidence of what had occurred), and probaby did not fully clue her in.
Next day was Saturday and I laid low all day, but had an appetite. The fact I was pale and weak wasn't enough to get me to the hospital, as I was no longer passing blood, but couldn't even walk up a flight of stairs. Went to bed early, but when I awoke Sunday I realized things were not even close to being ok.
Barely managed to walk the 15 feet to our bathroom, but the most alarming thing was what I saw staring back at me in the mirror: my face was devoid of all color, my eyes were sunken, and I looked just like my father had following his heart surgery. At this point, my wife, having caught a glimpse of me, was detemined to get me to the ER, but was trying to decide if I required an ambulance or just help getting me into the car. As I walked to the toilet, I collapsed and proceeded to lose what the doctors would later estimate to be about 70% of my blood volume. My heart raced uncontrollably and I fought to remain conscious as I lay on the floor in a pool of blood. My wife screamed and grabbed the phone to call for help. Again, most likely wanting to minimize the reality of the situation, I managed to crawl into the shower to wash off the significant amount of blood; my wife found me there moments later on the shower floor, unconscious.
Fire crew were the first to arrive and started with my vitals, followed moments later by the EMTs. Off to the ER, where my wife is part of the staff, and significant testing and scopes to determine the cause of the blood loss, followed by five days in the hospital. The team of doctors were never able to detemine the cause of the episode but said I was lucky to be alive, and that a stroke or heart attack had been a very real possibility. Recovery took months as my body replenished the blood loss; to this day, my ability to weather cold temperatures remains affected - this for a person who had grown up skiing in the VT cold as well as biking to Ross during the dead of winter.
Lessons learned: do not barter with yourself when it comes to health, if it does not feel normal or right, get help; appreciate health while you do have it; love family and friends because it can all be gone in a heartbeat.
Of course, MGoBlog had a big presence on my computer during that extensive recovery.
Thanks for allowing me to share.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Ugh... that's all I can muster at the moment||
Ugh... that's all I can muster at the moment
|4 days 7 hours ago||GGTD?||
|5 days 3 hours ago||No! I'm looking forward to||
No! I'm looking forward to my summer, thank you. And Michigan football will be worth the wait this year...
|6 days 20 hours ago||I would buy 8||
I would buy 8
|1 week 2 hours ago||Kain...||
|1 week 2 hours ago||Again?||
How many camps can they work together?
|1 week 16 hours ago||Did you even bother to read THIS thread?||
Did you even bother to read THIS thread?
|1 week 1 day ago||My acceptance letter to Ross...||
one of my most prized possessions
|1 week 1 day ago||Does the Beilein-4 Bunch have a theme song?||
Does the Beilein-4 Bunch have a theme song?
|1 week 1 day ago||"Novak-Robinson-Irvin||
"Novak-Robinson-Irvin lineage"... those guys are related? Well I'll be damned
|1 week 2 days ago||As a very young lad, I used||
As a very young lad, I used to bash my head against the floor when I was angry... explains a lot
|1 week 2 days ago||And one of mine is misspelling peeve||
or were you kidding...?
|1 week 2 days ago||Who would downvote this?||
Someone on here is an MGoCommunist
|1 week 2 days ago||Appreciate the effort...||
but I hate it
|1 week 3 days ago||Got into an accident on a first date||
Picked the girl up from her parents' place (we were teenagers) and headed out for the night on our first date. It was dark, it was winter and we were in Vail, Colorado. Driving down a huge hill and in all likelihood going faster than I should have - came around a turn with another car coming towards me, but could not hold my line... skidded into the on-coming car (which was BRAND NEW) and smacked it pretty good.
Cops, tow truck and worst of all girl's parents had to get us... the girl borrowed her parents' car and we went out anyway. Somehow it all ended up working out anyway... must be my innate je ne sais quoi?
|1 week 3 days ago||They were free||
to the players
|1 week 4 days ago||Are you married?||
I am constantly guilty and without fault all at the same time
|1 week 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 4 days ago||https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brandon||
|1 week 4 days ago||WORSE THAN THE NCAA?<br><br>That, my friend, is unpossible||
WORSE THAN THE NCAA?
|1 week 5 days ago||That's a greek tragedy!||
That's a greek tragedy!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Why the hell is that squirrel||
Why the hell is that squirrel beating the piss out of a donkey with X's on his eyes amidst a swarm of flies? What could this possibly signify?