Monday, May 18, 2009

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Oh geez my longest hiatus ever. I have an excuse though and it will now be presented to you in graphic form. But I warn you! These pictures are extremely NSFQS (not safe for queasy stomachs). That's why I'm making you click on a totally different link to see them, if you so desire. Be advised: insides of bodies will be present and highly visible.

Enter at your own risk.

Yikes, I'm really sorry to those of you who just clicked through that slide show. I hope you weren't planning something delicious for dinner.

So now I'm pretty much great, feeling healthier than I have in months, and making tons of septuagenarian friends at IV Club. Every morning, seven days a week, I have to go at 8:00 to a clinic to have an IV treatment of antibiotics. I was dreading that fate when I learned of it, but it's actually quite fun. Everybody else is super old so I'm kind of a novelty in those parts. And do I like attention?? Yes, yes I do. So it's cool. Plus there are free juices and snacks, and this oldie Gary even brought me a chiminichanga this morning. No joke. Gary is awesome. Coupla things about him: started the BYU barber shop and cut hair there for 50 years. Was once the #2 ranked Birmingham Roller pigeoner in the world. Is missing half a pinky because he once stuck it up his nose and a booger bit it off. Oh, Gary.

Abrupt ending!

13 comments:

Mom said...

I miss iv club! And I miss you. I am glad you shared the gross pictures.

Astrid said...

Oh, what AB(s) are you on? I commented on one of your pictures as well. xx

Ethan T said...

Holy freaking crap, Tracy.

Caleb said...

Good to see you got stitched up by the end. You were in our thoughts after reading your tweets about going in.

Sara LaClaire said...

omg. omg. omg! that is crazy. let us know if we can do anything for you. seriously. shoot me a text anytime and i'm there to do what ever. :D take care sweetie!

ashley said...

The medical experiences that have occurred in your life just since I met you are just amazing. I'm so sorry you had to go through all of that, but also glad in a sick kind of way that you documented it so well with photos. Seriously, amazing.

Also, I'll be out west next month. Let's get lunch or something. Or maybe I could meet you at the hospital for IV club??

Suzanne said...

So was than an infection from a prior surgery? A zit gone wild? (kidding!) Either way, you are super brave. Especially because, for some odd reason, they kept you awake during this thing. What was that reason? I hope they at least gave you a good dose of local!

[Shudder!]

Nan/Suzanne

Betancourt Family said...

Trace...AHHH. I screemed everytime you thought I would. Oh, I'm so sorry, not about Gary though :). Thank you so much for sharing your scary, gross, intresting, I can't help but cick to the next one, pictures. Get better fast. I mean it because if something crazy happens again I say we just spray some Fomy Q&A on it, cause that stuff can fix anything.

Love you!

Ems said...

tracy. holy crap, I can't believe it! yet I do because of the pictures! you are my new hero (sorry jabbawockeez).

Karie said...

almost got by to see you when we were there for the wedding - i'll be out there again in August! I cannot believe that infection - you must have been in soooooooo much pain!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing what the body can handle! You are so funny. I'm sure gary thinks you are absolutely adorable. And you are!

Brad K said...

Tracy, my boss thinks your pictures are "very cool".

Sara LaClaire said...

"free juice and snacks" hahaha oh my. love you tons. -emily

Chap said...

speechless in Kansas!

I love that you have the photos and that you shared them. I have a friend who has had lots of trouble with her heart and has had woundvacs as well, but I couldn't totally picture them...now I can! I'm SOO glad that all of this is over and that you feel great and can even enjoy running! You are amazing!

Christine Theodore

 
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