Thursday, July 22, 2010

Trips to the ER, Lake-B-Gone, Sony Loves Me!


No running this morning.  Here is why:


ER Trip
First, everyone is fine.  My wife has been battling what turned out to be a stomach virus and bladder infection for a few days and the cramping got to the point that her OB recommended going in.  As I am painfully aware, cramping with pregnancy is not something that mixes well.

So, last night (this morning) at 2:30am I was awoken from a semi unconscious state to go to the ER....little did I know this would be the first of TWO times that this would happen to me during the 4 hour trip.  If the next time you see me I'm passed out, I'll answer to Bernnie and I prefer pleated pants and wind breaker jackets.

We arrived, got checked in, and an IV was started for my wife.  (This is where things go bad.....)  I don't like needles and I HATE blood.  So, as soon as they started putting her IV in I TOTALLY blacked out....Very similar to my experience with accidentally mixing wine and Nyquil (THAT post is worth the read) I was down for the count.  From what I am told, it was all the male ER Nurse could do to shake me / rub my chest to get me to wake up.  I'm not 100% sure why I blacked out (again) but I do know that I accidentally drank 3/4 of a bottle of wine last night and I had taken two Advil in some sort of sleep deprived error in judgement just before leaving for the hospital - I thought that I was sore after yoga!

So, I suppose that along with don't drink and Nyquil, I should add: don't drink, IV, and Advil.  My wife has already informed me I'm not drinking the month before she is due.

(Update: My wife wants me to reassure everyone (again) that everyone is just fine.  She is on the mend and I didn't bonk my head...this time)

Lake-B-Gone
Yesterday early in the morning the rubber dam that created the largest lake (man made) in the Phoenix area sprung a leak! Or rather, the thing gave way - letting all of the water spill out.  I know what you are thinking:  Are you really THAT out of content that you mention this in your (mostly) running/fitness blog??  The issue with the lake draining is that I can't hide my trash in there anymore Ironman Arizona is there in a short 4 months!!  

The current plan is to fix the rubber dam over the next 90 days and refill the lake during the two weeks after that.  Not exactly TONS of time for someone who threw down $500 for a race.  Hopefully they get it figured out.  I DO want to say - what the hell were they thinking making the dam out of rubber!?  I think the heat might have been getting their brains.

Check Lauren's Examiner article for more pictures, but here is one quick before/after.



Sony Love

You may have noticed on my sidebar that I am now Powered By Sony.  As much as I would love to say that I have a robotic terminator style appendage developed by the brilliant minds there...I can't.  FORTUNATELY, I can say that Sony has selected me as one of their Bloggers Powered By Sony Walkman for the Rock and Roll Los Angeles Marathon in October!!  Yippee!  They sent me one of their new Walkman MP3 players and a "Bloggie" video camera.  Plan on pictures of me making a fool out of myself with both.

25 comments:

RunningLaur said...

Glad everything's ok. I'll remember not to start an IV on Jeff while we're out running together.

And woohoo for Sony sponsorship! I'm jealous of you Mr Big Time!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Happy to read everyone is ok!! So crazy about the lake, can't imagine!!! Congrats on the Sony deal!

gene said...

that empty 'lake' must give off a helluva stank....as for passing out...really? my FIL is the same way.

Laura said...

I passed out once at the vet, when they started drawing blood from my dog. Just tell your wife it was out of concern for her :)

Chad said...

Inflation has taken hold of Ironman. Ironman Arizona registration was more than $600 for 2010.

destinationathlete said...

So glad to hear that everything is ok with both you AND the wife!

And I am so, so, SOOOO incredibly jealous of your Sony sponsorship...think they'd want to sponsor me for the Disney race in January?? ;)

K said...

I'm thinking the earthquake in DC last week caused the dam to leak in Arizona...

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Hey Adam! Finally catching up on your blog. Glad to hear everything is ok with your wife/baby. that is some scary stuff. You do realize that the OB nurses laugh at the dads who pass out while their wives are being taken care of, lol! (always behind your back, though)

I heard about that lake through FB (I have another friend who lived in Phoenix, he keeps us updated). Sounds like it smells pretty gross!

Seriously bummed that I didn't win the socks, I may have to actually go and buy my own now : )

Glad you had a good time in Iowa, those storms were crazy!

One last thing, are you still training for your triathlon? How on earth are you managing marathon and tri training at the same time? I am considering dropping out of the marathon... wise council needed.

Rad Runner said...

Bahhhh! Glad things are ok! You are not a mixer my friend! Virgin drinks from here on out!
Congrats on the Sony gig!

Runners Fuel said...

Hope your wife feels better soon! Congrats n the Sony.

Leah B. said...

I think you and your wife deserve some rest! Glad she's okay and you didn't give yourself concussion! I passed out twice a couple years ago when I was in nursing school. Yeah, embarassing!

Jamoosh said...

YOU? Make a fool of yourself? This I have to see...

Colin Hayes said...

Glad nobody was hurt at the ER. How are you going to handle child birth? Have a couple of nurses hold you up as your wife delivers?
Congrats on the Sony deal. Should be fun!
And those dam builders obviously aren't members of the DDNC.

Emz said...

OMG - please tell me you will NOT be there for the birth of your child. This CAN'T go well for you [or her].

Freakin' Arizonan's - see what we get for building FAKE lakes?!

Adam said...

Wendy-

As long as they are laughing behind my back, I'm JUST fine!!

Well, the issue with the Triathlon that I forgot to mention in my post is that MY little Oly is also in that lake - and is scheduled to be before the lake is scheduled to be fixed. Not sure what they are going to do there!

Courtney said...

Glad everyone is alright and seriously who makes a dam out of rubber?! Sounds stupid to me

Cynthia O'H said...

Oh, you would get along great with my husband. The second time I went into labour, he was just getting home (2:30 a.m.) and was barely alive himself. By the time I was popping out Little Ironman, an hour later, he was across the hall throwing up; the epidural nurse couldn't get to me soon enough and ended up looking after him instead. Something for you to look forward to?

Congrats on the Sony gig.

Running Through Phoenix said...

Oooooohhhhhhhhh, I knew I forgot something!! Need to start training for AZ Ironman!

Pam said...

I feel your pain. I'm a total spaz when it comes to needles. I faint every time I have my own blood drawn. Hell, I can't even watch my dogs get vaccinations. It's THAT BAD. Even stone-cold sober.

Glad to hear wife and baby are okay!

Andrew Opala said...

Your wife is a trouper.

Yeowza on the Sony sponsorship ... I'll be sponsored by the Chinese knock off SQNY for my 5k race. The player will disintegrate as I strap it to my arm. But it's the thought that counts.

BrianFlash said...

"I accidentally drank 3/4 bottle of wine."

Why do I think this sounds like the old story of the guy who shot is neighbor in 'self defense by shooting him six times in the back.'

Her Name is Rio said...

Hope your wife is feeling better! Maybe the passing out was because of compassionate fainting just like they is compassionate pregnancy pain?

You are so lucky!!! I wish -ahem- Sony could hook me up too!

I don't have problems with other people's blood- just my own. And I'm a doctor. Go figure.

kilax said...

I'm so happy you're both okay!

I have a Sony MP3 player and love it. So cool that they are sponsoring you!

Ace said...

wait, why was the male nurse rubbing your chest?!?

sRod said...

1. Happy everyone is ok. You're waaay past college now, you shouldn't be experimenting with mixing substances.

2. Ha. Disappearing lake.

3. Cool!! Slightly jealous.