Thursday, June 21, 2012

What a Storm!

I was supposed to be up in Duluth, MN for a League of Minnesota Cities conference on June 20th, but they received such a huge rainstorm, there was flooding, road closure, and the city all but shut down. Animals got loose from the zoo and were found all over the city! They received over 9 inches of rain in a matter of hours, and roads were washed away.

It's hard to see, but because so much sediment ran off from the hills, the water, including Lake Superior, turned red!

The next day, we were able to go up and it was as if nothing happened. Fortunately, the conference went on without a hitch and my stay at Canal Park Lodge was fun. I'd recommend staying there!

Friday, June 8, 2012

What Happens When You Don't Take Care of Yourself

I thought I had heartburn for a few days, and it turns out it was much worse. I had acute pancreatitis, and that caused me to win a three-day stay at Fairview Southdale Hospital. They don't know what caused it, but I had a swollen pancreas, an infection, and they think a gall or kidney stone may have passed through the head of the pancreas.

For three days, when I was finally able to eat or drink, it was nothing but liquids. Sounds like it will be a low-fat/low salt diet for at least six weeks.

Losing 30 pounds in a matter of two weeks was great, but not really doing it this way. However, now that it's off, I hope to keep some, if not most, of it off!