Friday, March 5, 2010


Just to be clear about my “under the weather” condition the other day, let me give you a brief explanation. I’d been feeling rather “draggy” for a couple of days, and my stomach was unsettled. Then Tuesday night when I got into bed, I felt a pain where I fear it the most -- at the top of the “V” where the ribs come together in the front.

From the early ’90’s until about October, 2000, I had had multiple attacks of pancreatitis, and that area is where the pain hits. At its worst, the pain is excruciating. The treatment? A liquid diet for about 4 days until the pain subsides, and then soft foods for a few days, before being allowed back on a normal diet.

The discomfort I felt that night was not terribly severe, but the location had me worried. I’d not had an attack in 10 years, and I was not interested in starting again. So Wednesday I saw my M.D., who, after examining me, decided it was NOT a pancreatitis attack. I felt better almost immediately.

So much for that!

Cartoon humor -


Caller : Hi, our printer is not working.

Customer Service: What is wrong with it?

Caller : Mouse is jammed.

Customer Service: Mouse? Printers don't have a mouse!

Caller: mmmm??.. Oh really?


  1. You think you have problems, think of that little mouse! Hope it was just photoshopped. Actually, it looks like a hamster. Thinking back a few decades, I remember panicking when my pet ferret got her head stuck behind some pipes. My quick thinking roommate managed to just gently move the pipes slightly away from the wall for the little guy to get free.

  2. Pancreatitis! Oh, Don, don't do that, and I'm so glad that wasn't it. That's seriously not-good stuff. Did they figure out anything that tended to trigger it? My favorite doctor nearly died of it.