Getting scarier

They’re putting me on this now, so I’ll feel no pain and breathe more deeply. Which I’ll need to prevent a slightly collapsed lung from turning into pneumonia. That’s on top of the pancreatitis.

All from an inconclusive diagnostic procedure.

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30 Responses to Getting scarier

  1. Joe Crawford says:

    Hang in there doc! And please do use the I.S. — keep those lungs expanded as you can!

  2. crredwards says:

    Best wishes for a quick recovery. Keep your spirits up. There are a ton of folks rooting for you.

  3. Charles Lee says:

    Here’s wishing you the best, hope the trail brightens very soon, thinking of you.

  4. Toby Getsch says:

    Thoughts and prayers… Often following in silence… Still listening and wishing you the best.

  5. Shawn Tooley says:

    Hang in there Doc! They used hydromorphone (Diluadid) on me when I had kidney stones. It works quicker than Morphine, but they don’t have to keep giving you as much. Hang in there!

  6. very best wishes & prayers, get well soon, take care

  7. Mark Jones says:

    Yes, hang in there Doc!

  8. Chip says:


    Thoughts are with you
    Get better … soon

  9. davidf100 says:

    Do Battle! Get Well!

  10. Mike Agar says:

    Rest. Get plenty of rest.

    Our best wishes for your speedy recovery.

  11. Jeff says:

    get out of there asap!!! run!

  12. jeneane says:

    doc, breathe as deeply as you can – I’m praying the new pain med will let you breathe deeply.

    I’d like the blogworld’s top docs to speak up and for one of them to volunteer to consult on this case. ASAP. It helps with accountability and providing plain-English explanations of what’s going on to have your doctors putting their heads together with other doctors.

    SERIOUSLY, somebody pipe up with a pancreas specialist who’s open to consulting on Doc’s case. If I may be so bold.

  13. hi, doc, missing you and sending all good thoughts for a speedy recovery your way.

  14. We’re praying for your recovery and your doctors ability, Doc. May you have peace through this process, and no unnecessary laughing 🙂

  15. Suzi says:

    Hi! I have been where you are right now. I retained a stone in my main pancreatic duct, ERCP to remove it, damaged my duct, and guess what? Spent a couple weeks in the hospital. Fun. I don’t want to scare you, but I am still suffering from that first attack 7 years later. Mine turned into Chronic pancreatitis. The damage was done during that ERCP. Find a good pancreas doctor, and ask questions…and keep asking until you understand… keep searching for answers if you (heaven forbid) continue to have pain and problems. I pray you won’t. Take care.

  16. Guy Kawasaki says:


    My prayers are with you too. My best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

    Guy Kawasaki

  17. In the immortal words of Grover…. “Don’t forget to breathe! In AND out!”

  18. Josk says:

    We don’t know eachother, but I was at your presentation at MoMo Amsterdam a few weeks ago. I was impressed by your ideas and enthousisasm for spreading them.

    Anyway, Maarten (dutchcowboy) told me you’re in hospital and started a blog ’bout your disease.

    So, I just wanted to wish you all the best and hope you recover soon.


  19. Graham Sadd says:

    Doc – heal thyself!
    You certainly have the power of positive thinking.

  20. sims says:

    Hey Doc, Suzi said “find a good pancreas doctor”. THAT is excellent advice for any part of the body. Been there and done that with several different bits of my body. The key words I have discovered are “Who is an ARTIST in the field”. The person doing the ‘stuff’ is the key thing here, not necessarily the hospital, drugs, etc.

  21. Halley Suitt says:

    Please GET WELL SOON! We miss you!

  22. Silona says:

    sending you healing thoughts!

  23. HANG IN THERE DOC!!!! Get better soon!


  24. Erik says:

    My thoughts are with you and your family.

  25. Yoda says:

    Life creates it [the force], makes it grow. It’s energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we.

  26. Colin Clarke says:

    I don’ really know what to write other than to say that I had a mild bout of pancreatitis as a five yr. old and the experience is still a vivid memory some 50 yrs. later. Here’s to a full and speedy recovery!

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