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.


  1. Joe Crawford’s avatar

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

  2. crredwards’s avatar

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

  3. Charles Lee’s avatar

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

  4. Toby Getsch’s avatar

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

  5. Shawn Tooley’s avatar

    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. Alice Bachini-Smith’s avatar

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

  7. Mark Jones’s avatar

    Yes, hang in there Doc!

  8. Chip’s avatar


    Thoughts are with you
    Get better … soon

  9. davidf100’s avatar

    Do Battle! Get Well!

  10. Mike Agar’s avatar

    Rest. Get plenty of rest.

    Our best wishes for your speedy recovery.

  11. Jeff’s avatar

    get out of there asap!!! run!

  12. jeneane’s avatar

    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. susan crawford’s avatar

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

  14. Carter F Smith’s avatar

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

  15. Suzi’s avatar

    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’s avatar


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

    Guy Kawasaki

  17. Russell Nelson’s avatar

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

  18. Packing Day Today « Maartens Journey’s avatar

    […] Manifesto and VRM initiator, who I invited here for Mobile Monday and got to know very well is in the Hospital with pancreatitis and more. Doc is a great guy, and as @Gapingvoid puts it “@dsearls is to […]

  19. Josk’s avatar

    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.


  20. Graham Sadd’s avatar

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

  21. sims’s avatar

    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.

  22. Halley Suitt’s avatar

    Please GET WELL SOON! We miss you!

  23. Silona’s avatar

    sending you healing thoughts!

  24. Miko Matsumura’s avatar

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


  25. Erik’s avatar

    My thoughts are with you and your family.

  26. Yoda’s avatar

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

  27. Colin Clarke’s avatar

    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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