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When Life GIves You Lemons, With Love From Rome

Most people have heard the saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well it's time for a new tradition: When life gives you lemons, grab the tequila and salt (or in my case Lemonchello), because sometimes you need something a little stronger than lemonade to get the job done.

About 7 or 8 months ago I booked a trip to Brussels for a 3 day stint and from Brussels I was to fly to Rome for a week.

As he often does, God had other plans. The week before my trip I was having consistent pain in my abdomen which lead to a call with teladocs, a visit to urgent care, an appointment with my PCP and finally a last ditch visit to the ER where I ended up admitted for almost 5 days.

After extensive tests and IV treatments, I was able to leave late Saturday, with my flight being booked for the following Tuesday. Due to the inability to eat while in the hospital, I lost 14 pounds over my time there. I felt very weak and I knew there was no way I could pack, let alone make the…

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