A few weeks ago, I’m teaching my e-commerce class when I get sharp stabbing pains in my abdomen. Being the consummate professional I sucked it up until the pains subsided… also, I didn’t want to make an idiot of myself on the first class. Since then, I’ve felt like total crap from time to time, but mostly the pains and discomfort went away.
So the pains and cramping came back on Sunday morning, but this time they didn’t go away. The verdict- appendicitis and now I have to have my appendix out. Fun. This, after several exams and a CAT scan, it’s confirmed that they have to rip that puppy out. Not too bad except for the exam and surgery “preps” you have to go through with drinking all that icky stuff. My pre-surgery “all liquid” diet isn’t really that hard either because I’ve not been hungry since Sunday morning before this all began. So I guess the good news is I’ve lost a couple of pounds. Take that, weight watchers.
6:00 am tomorrow morning, I’m supposed to be at the hospital ready to go. I’ll probably still be asleep but I guess we’ll see how it goes. If everything goes as planned, they can rip that sucker out laproscopically and it’s actually an “outpatient” thing. Imagine.
Guess we’ll see how it goes - I’ll just be glad to feel better and get this over and done with already!