Topic: Hooray, just a burst appendix!

Just got back from a six-day adventure in the hospital. I was away from home for the weekend, started feeling stomach cramps, Monday I was still feeling lousy and drove myself home (100 mi) and went straight to bed only to go to the ER at 2 a.m. and then have a very exciting 30 mile ambulance ride and emergency surgery Tuesday. My appendix had burst on Saturday! Nobody could believe I was still running around with that, but I guess having cc makes you extra-super-tough and able to put up with things.

The interesting part is every time I told a doctor I have cc (before the surgery) they said, oh, that's what's causing it and I said NO IT IS NOT!! And I was right. When they looked inside there were no additional tumors-- just a lot of nasty infection.

And isn't it funny how having cc can make even a thing like a burst appendix and six days in the hospital seem like not such a big deal?!

OK, I'm going back to bed... The first place I came when I went online was to check in here and see how all of you are doing.

Blessings to all of you!

Kristin

Peace, hope, and healing to all!

Re: Hooray, just a burst appendix!

Funny, my appendix didn't burst, but it was inflamed and ready to come out.  My sympathies!

Re: Hooray, just a burst appendix!

Kirstin,

Not a fun thing, but as you said, compared to the CC, not a big deal!  smile  Interesting that the same thing happened to my husband, but it was back atleast 10 or 12 years before the CC.  Glad you are home & taking it easy.

Take care.

Darla

"One Day At A Time"

All of my comments and suggestions are just my opinions and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.   You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care providers.

4 (edited by devoncat Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:54:58)

Re: Hooray, just a burst appendix!

Kristin,
Hooray!!!! A burst appendix. What great news! ...if you cant tell I am laughing as I type this. smile Who thought an appendix would be good news?

Hope you feel better soon, you tough cookie you.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: Hooray, just a burst appendix!

Glad you are taken care off, Kristin.  Is there something in the air regarding appendendectomies?  My daughter has Colitis and is 5 months pregnant had an emergency appendectomy just last weekend.  Sure am happy that everyone is o.k.
Love
Marion

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