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July 15th, 2011

Back from the hospital, ruptured appendix @ 01:16 pm

Current Mood: relieved relieved

It's been so long since I've updated LJ that I forgot where the post button was. However, I figured this was important enough to get a mention.

July 4th, I went to the big celebration in Philadelphia with Kojac. That night, I got mild food poisoning, or at least, I thought I did, probably from the chicken on a stick. I got over it fairly quickly, but I still had mild intestinal blurbling. That intestinal stuff would start out barely noticeable, but by the end of each day, would be pretty bad. A week later, it was getting really bad at the end of the day, and I also noticed the pain was concentrated on my lower right side. I finally saw my doctor on Tuesday the 12th, and he poked me in the stomach for a bit, before calling a wheelchair and taking me down to the emergency room.
After doing a bunch of tests and CT scans, they discovered I had a ruptured appendix.
This was really, really, odd. Every time I've heard of someone with a ruptured appendix, they're on the floor flailing and vomiting. I was in almost no pain, talking to people as if I was there for a stubbed toe. The doctor was all ready to go in and pull the thing out, which because it was ruptured, would have required a giant incision and weeks of recovery time, but when he saw me, he decided that simply putting me on antibiotics would be better. Apparently, for rare, mild cases such as mine, antibiotics are all that's needed.
They put me in a hospital room and started pumping me with antibiotics, and checking my vitals every few hours, and drawing blood. I had Kojac and Kage visit me the first day I was there, and for that, I am very grateful. Once they left when visiting hours were over, the room was incredibly empty and depressing. There was someone down the hall screaming incessantly, which probably didn't help my mood. I was also scared shitless. I've never heard of people escaping ruptured appendicitis with their appendices intact. However, the next day, at about 2pm, they released me.
Looking back, I was incredibly lucky. To spend less than 2 days in the hospital for a ruptured appendix? I didn't know that was possible. I have to take pills several times a day, but I feel 100% normal. I was really, really, lucky.
 
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From:skippyfox
Date:July 15th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Whoa! *Hugs* glad you're ok and doing better!
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From:smartielion
Date:July 15th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Glad to hear you are feeling better!
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From:panzier
Date:July 15th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Eeek, glad you only had a brush with it, get well soon!!
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From:picadelphon
Date:July 15th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Way to go, Glad your OK, Your One Ruff & Tuff Front line Soldier, Stabbing Pain to us is like a Long Sword to the Chest, Now That's Pain, but if it Bursts on it's own that's Nothing Just glad your doing well and Only 2 Pills that OK in my Books..

BTW did you get any Part's of it in a JAR, something to show off..
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From:lupine52
Date:July 15th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
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A week later, it was getting really bad at the end of the day, and I also noticed the pain was concentrated on my lower right side. I finally saw my doctor on Tuesday the 12th, and he poked me in the stomach for a bit, before calling a wheelchair and taking me down to the emergency room.
After doing a bunch of tests and CT scans, they discovered I had a ruptured appendix.

Been there done that, I got stuck in the hospital for a week myself thanks to a blown appendix. Unfortunately for me mine happened at the worse possible time while on the operating table while opened up to the air.

My hospital stay wasn't a fun time at all.
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From:lupine52
Date:July 15th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
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glad your OKthough and didn't suffer any complications and it was solved with a regiment of antibiotics.
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From:tilt_longtail
Date:July 16th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
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eeeep! Glad you are doin ok
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From:d_bandit
Date:July 16th, 2011 07:50 am (UTC)
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Wow, that sounds scarey! Glad you didn't need to have it removed and that you are feeling better!! What caused it to rupture, do you know?

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