Comedian Sarah Silverman had what she thought was a sore throat last week. Luckily, she decided to go to the doctor.
The funnywoman shared with fans via Facebook on Wednesday, July 6, that she almost died last week.
“I was in the ICU all of last week and I am insanely lucky to be alive,” she revealed in her post. “Don’t even know why I went to the doctor, it was just a sore throat. But I had a freak case of epiglottitis.”
Epiglottitis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the epiglottis, a small cartilage lid that covers your windpipe, swells, blocking the flow of air into your lungs.
“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?’” she continued in her post. “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?’”
Silverman wrote that after she woke up five days later, she couldn’t recall anything that had occurred until her meds wore off.
Source: Us Weekly