We’re so glad she’s okay!
On Wednesday, Sarah Silverman revealed that she’s been off the grid recently because she was in the hospital battling a life-threatening condition!
The funny lady took to Facebook to reveal she was at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with a dangerous case of epiglottitis.
While the 45-year-old explained she initially thought she only had a sore throat, she ended up staying in the ICU to be treated for the condition that caused her epiglottis to swell and block the flow of air through her windpipe.
The Wreck-It Ralph alum thanked the medical professionals who treated her, and opened up about the near-death experience, saying:
“There’s something that happens when three people you’re so close to die within a year and then YOU almost die but don’t. (That was me. I’m the one that didn’t die.) It’s a strange dichotomy between, ‘Why me?’ and the other, ‘Why me?'”
The Sarah Silverman Program star also recounted some of the details from her scary stint in the hospital, adding:
“They couldn’t put me fully to sleep for the recovery process because my blood pressure’s too low. I was drugged just enough to not feel the pain and have no idea what was happening or where I was. They had to have my hands restrained to keep me from pulling out my breathing tube. My friend Stephanie said I kept writing ‘was I in an accident?'”
She also recalled her recovery, writing:
“When I woke up 5 days later I didn’t remember anything. I thanked everyone at the ICU for my life, went home, and then slowly as the opiates faded away, remembered the trauma of the surgery & spent the first two days home kind of free-falling from the meds / lack of meds and the paralyzing realization that nothing matters. Luckily that was followed by the motivating revelation that nothing matters.”
But the gorgeous gal confessed that she’s incredibly overwhelmed by the dedication from her loved ones, sharing:
“I’m so moved by my real-life hero, Michael, and amazing Sissies (blood & otherwise) & friendos, who all coordinated so that there wasn’t a moment I was alone. It makes me cry. Which hurts my throat. So stop.”
And, ever the comedienne, the New Hampshire native made light of the serious situation by including some funny stories from her hospital stay:
“I couldn’t speak for a while and I don’t remember a lot of my ‘lucid’ time, but Amy (the Zvi) told me I stopped a nurse – like it was an emergency – furiously wrote down a note and gave it to her. When she looked at it, it just said, ‘Do you live with your mother?’ next to a drawing of a penis.
Also, when I first woke up and the breathing tube came out, I still couldn’t talk and they gave me a board of letters to communicate. My loved ones stood there, so curious what was going to be the first thing I had to say. They followed my finger, rapt, as I pointed from letter to letter until I finally spelled out, ‘Did you see Hello My Name is Doris.'”
Well, we’re glad Sarah is feeling well enough to joke about her near-death experience. We’re just super relieved that she’s alright.
You can see her full post (below):
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