Thursday, August 18, 2022

At Least To The Audience

March 7, 2012


I started to have a severe post-operative symptom that landed me in the emergency room

Around midnight last night, I started to have a severe post-operative symptom that landed me in the emergency room. I went to Epworth Richmond Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. The concierge at the Grand Hyatt Hotel told me she had had an operation there and they were great. My condition wasn't life threatening but it was potentially very severe.

When I arrived at the hospital I felt at ease right away. They were clearly professional but were gearing up for a staff shift when I came in. They were still quite focused. They were doing everything by-the-book.

I removed my clothing. Then, my nurse caught me off guard when she said, "I saw you on the telly yesterday." We laughed which momentarily helped relieve my pain.

The doctor had cutting-edge knowledge of my problem and soon suggested a number of therapies based on my current situation. He treated me and prescribed some medication, but only after thoroughly discussing it's efficacy. As I was being discharged, I cracked a few of jokes, the nurse laughed and I was on my way back to the hotel to grab a little sleep and do an interview with Spin Magazine.

My physical problems had started yesterday but everything went great. I'm writing this before my concert and book signings today and I'm sure they'll also go off perfectly - At Least to the Audience.

 

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