Micrathena cyanospina, the beautiful orb weaver photographed by Piotr Naskrecki and blogged at The Smaller Majority is finished, yay! Now I’m going to collapse, because I have the joy of dealing with yet another episode of acute pancreatitis. (Yeah, I know, I should be back in the hospital but I just can’t do that right now – timing is everything.) So, intense upper abdominal pain? Check. Intense upper back pain? Check. Respiratory difficulty? Check. Fever? Check. All nice and sweaty? Check. Chills? Check. All clammy now? Check. Nausea? Check. Ugh. The only thing under control right now is the vomiting. Time for more pain meds, more anti-nausea meds and back to bed. I’ll probably be gone for a bit.