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Steele’s Normal Monday Turns Into A Trip To The Hospital

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Photo by Steele

It started out as a normal Monday.  Up at 3am, shower, dressed, all ready to go to work. Then it hit me.  I had a feeling that sent me running to the bathroom and I got sick.  Only I hadn’t eaten since 6pm the night before.  When I looked down, I saw light red in the liquid.  It alarmed me, but I headed into work – and a few minutes after I arrived at work, it happened again.  Only this time it was more intense.  So I calmly walked down to Brain’s office and said, “hey man, I’m throwing up blood…I am gonna head to the ER.”

A few hours and an endoscopy later they found the culprit – an pretty significant bleeding ulcer.  I was admitted to the CCU (Critical Care Unit) at St Luke’s.  They had cauterized the ulcer and stopped the bleeding, but they wanted to keep me overnight for observation.  I was released yesterday afternoon and I can’t say enough great things about the doctors, nurses and staff at St Luke’s.  They’ve pinpointed the cause (NSAID use – aspirin, ibuprofen, etc…) so I have completely cut those out and I am on the mend!  Thanks to everyone who sent messages, offered up thoughts and prayers.  The pics below include the first solid food I was allowed after 32 hours of nothing but liquids, and also my face when they uncovered the food!

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My first solid food in 32 hours in the hospital!
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My face when I saw the first solid food I was able to eat in 32 hours.

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