Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Life Interrupted

It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to post, longer than I usually like to go, but it’s been a rough stretch. Plans for my wife and I to celebrate our seventh wedding anniversary over dinner at Marigold Kitchen on Sunday went awry when I came down, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, with what I thought was a nasty bout of food poisoning. After checking in to the ER at 11:00 PM Sunday night, I was finally diagnosed with acute appendicitis at around 6:00 AM on Monday. Six hours later, I was being wheeled into the OR for surgery – a laparoscopic appendectomy. Luckily, things went relatively smoothly and recovery progressed quickly enough that I was discharged from the hospital late yesterday afternoon.

The appendix is a little bugger and nobody really knows what it's for but when it goes bad it'll make you feel like death warmed over....


Suffice it to say that only now have I mustered enough energy to write a quick note to bring you all up to speed. It’ll be a few days before I get back to my usual tasting duties but, if energy enables, perhaps I’ll find the time to dig a few gems from the archives. In the meanwhile, thanks for staying in touch.

10 comments:

Joe said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery! I saw the picture and immediately keyed in on the liver...whew, that was close! ;)

Taylor said...

Don't you hate it when plans go awry...and you end up in surgery? I'm raising a glass of wine to a fast recovery for you and good health!

PhilaFoodie said...

Get well soon!

Nat said...

I hope you're feeling better Dave. Gee... you don't have any dietary restrictions during you recovery do you?? Get some rest. Oh yeah...Happy Anniversary! Salute!

Brooklynguy said...

Wow - glad you're doing better. Makes you remember how important it is to enjoy the present, huh? open something nice as soon as you feel better...

HungryChic said...

Best wishes for a relaxing recovery! Enjoy all the ice cream you get to eat. Oh wait... wrong affliction :)

Marcus said...

Hold on... is your liver really under your armpit? Not ideal... you might need to have that checked out too while you're infirm.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

David McDuff said...

Thanks to all for the well wishes. Aside from some lingering abdominal pain from all the slicing and probing, I'm feeling much better.

The liver's just fine, Joe. And thankfully, Nat, there are no diet restrictions tied to the recovery plans for an appendectomy.

I did have a friend suggest I should have my tonsils removed as long as I was in the OR, hungrylass, but I didn't take him up on it.

Tom Hudson said...

David - glad to hear you are recovering quickly. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog.

Cheers!

David McDuff said...

Hi Tom,
Thanks for the well wishes and for being a dedicated reader.

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