As many of you already know, I got to experience the joy of having my appendix removed. I went to the E.R. early Monday morning (at like 2AM) because I was having this horrible abdominal pain that would NOT go away. They did some blood work & gave me a couple different things to try & subside the pain. Finally, around 8:30 AM they sent me home with some pain killers thinking it was a muscle spasm in my diaphragm... I WISH!
About 3 hours after I got home, the pain unbearable! I was REALLY weak & dizzy, but it wasn't until I PASSED OUT that we finally decided "OK, maybe we should go back to the E.R." & we did. Round 2 started at 6:30 PM Monday night & around 4AM Tuesday morning (after more blood work, 2 CAT scans, a very invasive pelvic exam, & many tears later) the Dr. told me they were taking me to the O.R. to have my appendix removed. It was a LONG DAY, to say the least!!
Thankfully, it didn't burst! They were able to take it out with a laparascope, so instead of having a scar across my tummy I have 3 small incisions (on my right side, in my belly button, & right on my pelvic line). You can't see my belly button incision because they stuffed it full of cotton, & the one on my pelvic line... Well, you can see about all you'd want to... we're not that familiar with each other :). I was discharged Wednesday evening & have been doing pretty good at home! My belly is still really SWOLLEN & TENDER, but I can eat regular food as long as I take it easy. The only REALLY CRAPPY thing is getting in & out of bed & I have to sleep on my back, in the SAME POSITION, all night long.
Thanks to everyone who has called, come to visit, sent flowers, brought dinners, & just let me know of your love & support!
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