Actually, I have returned with a bang!
Yes, Nick is right - I spent from 12:30 PM last Saturday till 5 PM today in Miriam Hospital in Providence. I went in there Saturday with the nastiest unexplainable stomach pains. I barely, and I mean FREAKIN' BARELY, made it through the 11:00 funeral I had that morning, then making the beeline up I-195 to Miriam Hospital. After all, my wife insisted I get my butt over there after the funeral.
One of the pluses of Miriam Hospital, besides being closer to my family, is that they're well-known for their excellent coronary services there. Of course, when I pointed out to triage where my pains were, I was actually put on a heart monitor that day. Another really strange thing was that the guy in triage did my blood pressure in BOTH arms - - - there was a 30 point difference in blood pressure between the two arms!!! That, to me, just gave a whole new meaning to "bat shit crazy!"
Anyways, it turned out (after a cat scan Saturday, an MRI on Sunday, and endoscopy on Monday) that I had infections in the abdominal area - and they put the right antibiotics in my IV as I was getting admitted.
Right now I'm happy as a pig in $&!+ to be home. Special thanks to Nick for posting my original quick reply yesterday. I'll be doing more later on. I won't be doing a new podcast this week, but I will have one probably Monday or Tuesday or so in the coming week.
Finally, special thanks to all for your prayers.