Personal Issues of a Ventriloquist Figure Collector Redux

After all is said and done I unfortunately have to admit that I am no longer young. Boy does that upset me because for all intents and purposes I still believe I am 20. I do all the same things I did at that age and inside I still feel that age but the reality of this past week has set into place in my mind. Diverticulitis only happens when the walls of the lower intestine weaken and pockets (diverticuli) appear. You just don’t find them in young folk.

I was on a clear liquid diet for two full days and then for two days on a BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast) and have now just started to eat solid foods. Along with this I must take 2 different antibiotics for 10 full days which kill anything that lives in the lower bowel. They leave a metallic taste in the mouth and actually give me a nauseous feeling but I am not sick. Also I now must take Citricel to make sure I have enough fiber. I will admit I have never been one who enjoys salads. That I know was a big mistake.

So with a new regime in eating I hopefully will not have another episode. I can say it was not fun.

Back to collecting ventriloquist figures!!



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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One Response to Personal Issues of a Ventriloquist Figure Collector Redux

  1. Philip Grecian says:

    Sorry to hear it, Dan. Sounds like you’re on the mend though. Get well soon!

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