Thursday of last week I was feeling a bit icky… not too bad, but very nauseous and under the weather… by Friday I was miserable. I woke up at 3am and could barely walk, the pain in my stomach completely out of control. I went back to sleep and woke up again a little over an hour later and was dry heaving and crying and just a mess… I was however, able to fall back asleep for a little bit, but kept waking up feeling more horrible than the last time. When 6am rolled around, I was not doing very good. I left a message for my boss saying that I would be going to the doctor before coming to work, but would be in eventually. I got an appointment for 9am, which felt like the longest wait of my life. Luckily, Tony stayed with me and drove me to the doctor. I was convinced it was just food poison or something I ate that didn’t agree with me… My doctor, looked me over and talked to me for a very short period, before telling me to have my husband drive me directly to the hospital. Dr. Wikler was pretty positive that my appendix no longer wanted to be a part of my body!
He was right. Tony and I went to the hospital and by noon we were planning for surgery. The CT Scan showed the beginning of infection and that my appendix without a doubt needed to be removed. SUCKS. At 4pm I was wheeled into the operating room, scared shitless. I’m a baby when it comes to this crap. Luckily, it was a quick surgery and by 5pm I was done and my sickly little appendix removed. I stayed at the hospital Friday night, but was discharged Saturday at 5pm. A very short stay. I’m tired and in pain, but I’m home. I have three small incisions and sadly am swollen bad enough that I look pregnant again. But it’s only day 2, it just gets better from here.
In case you were wondering where I disappeared to… now you know. I know I owe several friends and family phone calls and e-mails and I am trying to catch up. But at least here is a run down of what’s been occurring in my little neighborhood the past couple of days.