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post #1 of 23 Old 08-04-2015, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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It's Not Been My Best Week

I woke up early Friday to an immense stomach ache. I assumed that it was something minor an that it would resolve itself. However, after writhing around in unbearable pain for 5 hours, I decided I should go to the hospital. About an hour into my stay there, I threw up, and the pain vanished. Pair this with that I was told was a healthy looking CT scan and the docs sent me home. Over the course of several hours, the pain gradually returned. By the next day, it had grown extremely intense and had become more localized. I decided to go back to the hospital, where my fears for the cause were confirmed. It was appendicitis. The surgeon told me that in that short time my appendix had gone from healthy to a disaster. If I had waited much longer, I really could have been in big trouble. I pray that none of you ever have to experience this, and I urge you all not to hesitate to get examined for abdominal pain.
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Glad it was caught in time; a ruptured appendix can be truly serious stuff.

I lost my sister due to a ruptured appendix and the resulting septicemia.

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Nathan, glad to hear that things got attended to on time.

Speedy recovery.

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Thanks for the recovery wishes!

John, I am very sorry to hear that about your sister. It's crazy how something like this can be so dangerous. I wish that there were preventative measures to take so this wouldn't happen to so many.

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it takes guts to check oneself into the hospital, hope your recovery goes well,,
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Thank you, GPM!

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I guess the other good news is that you only have one appendix!!
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Very wise to get yourself to hospital. Hope you heal quickly

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I guess the other good news is that you only have one appendix!!
Haha. That is indeed very, very good news!

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Very wise to get yourself to hospital. Hope you heal quickly
Thanks!

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Nathan - glad all is well.

All too common and it's clearly not worth taking on the role of Tarzan when medicine has come so far.

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Nathan, wishing you a speedy recovery. Life's too short as it stands. Stay well😎
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Thank you both! It really means a lot.

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I went the same road when I was 8 or something. Get well soon!

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I went the same road when I was 8 or something. Get well soon!
Thanks. You were one tough 8 year old!

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Glad to hear you are ok, but a bit concerned that you went in, got checked and shortly after your appendix met with critical failure: Not a Dr, but that seems rather suspect to me from the first visit.

I probably might have taken them at their word and stayed home the second time trusting their 'expertise'

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Wow, that sounds like a close call to me. One of my friends was recently diagnosed over the phone with appendicitis. His doctor told him to stand on his right leg only and hop. He immediately felt intense pain in a location indicative of an inflamed appendix. It's surprising you needed to return to the hospital a second time for an ailment my friend had diagnosed over the phone. Alas - all's well that ends well. Hope you're behind the wheel again soon.

Enjoy the journey so much you don't care how long it takes to get there.
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Trusting all docs may not be prudent. Ask me why !

Few years back, my son who had mild fever got misdiagnosed by the first doc who did not catch the appendicitis. Instead, gave prescriptions of no value. Days went by without improvement and the second doc at another large hospital finally diagnosed correctly,...but then was indecisive and alluded that instead of operating immediately, it may be controlled by medications.

I was there listening to his indecisive garbage so I interjected and demanded that they operate immediately ! (For whatever reasons, docs lately do a lot of explaining but shy away from being decisive). Turned out to be the correct thing to do as the condition was getting serious.

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