Comedian Sarah Silverman wrote a long, grateful and informative Facebook post saying she feels lucky to be alive after a bout with the sometimes deadly condition caused by a bacterial infection. Silverman spent a week in the ICU after a routine sore throat was diagnosed as a "freak case of epiglottitis."
The Mayo Clinic describes epiglottitis as 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 lung." It can be caused by trauma to the throat, various infections, and also burns from hot liquid. Silverman's post is below.The BEST SALES on Amazon NOW ]