Damn, man. That's the kind of stuff that changes your whole life..at least your perspective. I bet that hospital jell-o was the best shit you've ever eaten. Your body will heal and now you know just how tough you really are.
Get well soon, but take your time.
I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick "Americans" as their mascot. -Jack Handy