Good read from Bruce Arthur on Peter Dyakowski and a scary situation he incurred back in December, just 12 days after surgery on his torn patella tendon.
“I didn’t want to be rude and wake everyone up in the middle of the night,? said the Hamilton Tiger-Cats offensive lineman, who will play his second game of the season in the Grey Cup against Calgary Sunday. “I didn’t want to wake up my wife, and our head trainer, because she had the (team) minivan keys. I didn’t want to make a scene.
“So I just laid there terrified for three hours. I contemplated infinity, and all that. Yeah. It was pretty terrifying. I probably should have called 9-1-1.?
“I was trying to sleep and I couldn’t, and I was Googling my symptoms,? says Dyakowski. “You know what? It was probably one of the first time someone Googled the correct symptoms. It’s a favourite of hypochondriacs to look up whatever crazy thing, and it tells you you have Hungarian whooping cough or something.?[url=http://www.thestar.com/sports/football/2014/11/26/ticats_peter_dyakowski_has_brains_and_brawn_arthur.html]http://www.thestar.com/sports/football/ ... rthur.html[/url]
It was blood clot in his leg and a pulmonary embolism in his right lung, which had collapsed.