Originally Posted by Veronique
Why do you hate America, Star?
I love America. I was just shocked that someone so rotund could be an elite athlete. If I had seen a man who was so heavy playing I would have said something too.
At the Olympics I am pretty much happy for anyone who wins a medal (minus some) regardless of the country. I like Americans to win more than others. Nearly all my favorite Olympians are USians. But, I loved that little woman from Jamaica who won the sprint. She was so adorable. And also I liked the English woman who won the heptathlon. I was in awe of the Ethiopian woman who won the marathon. Amazing to look so gorgeous after running so far.
But my absolute favorites so far are Nathan Adrian and Gabby Douglas. Both adorable — except Gabby has that inner steel that makes those little gymnasts so formidable. I’m kind of afraid of all of them. Also loved that John Orozco who did poorly and made me want to hug him. I would have liked the woman who won the gold medal in shooting, but she turned out to be a fed fan
Oh, and the woman who won judo gold! She’s very brave. I don’t know that I would want my story out there like that, but she is probably more healthy than I.
Originally Posted by Castafiore
Pfffft...what a week I've had.
Woke up last Tuesday morning with an ache in my under belly.
Thought that my colon was in knots so I took a laxative and went to work.
On Tuesday evening, I had a fever which isn't normal with just a blocked colon so I decided to go to my doctor the next morning.
She sent me to the ER.
Seems that I had a ruptured appendix and so I was operated a few hours later.
On Friday, the assistant-doctor turned up at my hospital bed and I nearly fell out of it when I looked at him. Imagine the hot tv doctors you know, add a couple of notches in hotness and you have that doctor. The word "HOT" doesn't even begin to describe him. When he left, I looked at the woman I shared a room with and I noticed that her eyes were popping out of her sockets as well.
Her reply: "You lucky, lucky, lucky woman".
Turns out that he's an absolute darling on top of it because normally I had to wait until today to return home (hospital activity is lower during the weekends) but after looking like
to him, he stared at me for a bit *swoon* and he said that he was going to see what he could do to speed things up. I was able to go home the next day.
I'm now home resting for at least two weeks which is quite boring but necessary.
Olympics: saw quite a bit of it and as I said before, I love the swimming so that timing was good as well. I just loved watching Phelps. He seems to be a very nice guy on top of it.
praise the heavens above for small mercies that La Fed didn't win singles gold
, congratulations to Murray fans.
And you took a laxative.
Ruptured appendix is quite serious, and I’m so glad you are all right. Also having a hot doctor is just reward for going through something so serious.
What is going to be interesting is to see if symptoms you had before go away now. I know a guy who was diagnosed with a “spastic colon” for years, and then his appendix broke. I had severe bouts of tonsillitis for years before the appendicitis, and never had it again afterward — a sadness really, because it had gotten me out of a lot of school.
They have much better surgical techniques these days. I think movement and moderate exercise is good for recovery. At this age, I would be cautious about riding a bike so soon, but when I was young — no problem.
Originally Posted by Corey Feldman
Glad you are alright Hilde
Poor things. Why can’t the SPCA get involved.