What’s the point of dancing with the Grim Reaper, if you don’t have some cool injuries to show off for it afterwards?
Comedian Sarah Silverman has taken to Instagram to give an update on her health, and to flaunt the heavy bruising she sustained during her recent health scare.
“This is me, all better, milking my last vestige of sympathy,” Silverman wrote, alongside a photo of her thoroughly purpled arm.
Last week, the “Jesus Is Magic” star fired up her Facebook account to reveal that she was “insanely lucky to be alive” after spending a week in the intensive care unit.
“I was in the ICU all of last week and I am insanely lucky to be alive. Don’t even know why I went to the doctor, it was just a sore throat. But I had a freak case of epiglottitis,” Silverman wrote, referring to a potentially life-threatening condition in which the epiglottis (at the base of the tongue) swells, preventing air from entering one’s lungs.
The actress added that hospital staff “had to have my hands restrained to keep me from pulling out my breathing tube” and that, “When I woke up five days later I didn’t remember anything.”
Silverman injected a bit of humor to her generally harrowing account, recalling how, in an out-of-it state, she stopped a nurse “like it was an emergency” and furiously wrote her a note.
“When she looked at it, it just said, ‘Do you live with your mother?’ next to a drawing of a penis,” Silverman recalled.
Maybe laughter really is the best medicine.