Sunday, August 10, 2008

Goodbye Appendix, you will be missed!


I had an interesting week- I am now less a body part. My Appendix!! Who knows what that little sucker is even for but on Thursday I had pains and nausea and fever all day so after about 10 hours of convincing my self that I was just ovulating, although it felt like I was in labor, I finally went to the urgent care. The doc there told me to "GO DIRECTLY TO THE ER- DO NOT PASS GO- DO NOT COLLECT $200"!! So I did it. Even though I felt like baby number four was on the way and wanted to die AND I passed RIGHT by my house and couldn't stop to even get a change of under ware, I drove 20 minutes to the ER that takes my insurance. Thank goodness for cell phones because in that 20 minutes, I arranged pickup for my kids, called my husband and my work because I was pretty sure that it was looking dismal for my chances of being at work the next day.

So Eric and I spent about 5 hours in the ER before I finally got into surgery and the next thing I knew, I was awake in my hospital room and was minus a totally useless organ that apparently was VERY close to bursting. I was sure that it would be an in and out thing and I would be back to work the next day! WRONG!! I was in the hospital for a day and a half on IV antibiotics and feeling like I had been beaten up during surgery. That was the first real surgery I have ever had so it was a little weird to imagine that I was completely unaware for an hour and at the mercy of some dudes with knives and lots of drugs. They took good care of me though and I was certainly glad to be home. I did learn that Morphine does funny things to me. But that's between me and my husband.

Anyhoo, I still feel a little sore and can't lift much for a couple days but I am going back to work on Monday. Am I crazy? Nah. I'm Super Woman!! Unstoppable!! At least when I am not on morpine...

5 comments:

Whitney said...

Dude sis.. i'm so glad you are okay!!! Bonnie.. then you.. shoot hopefully I'm not next. I better watch out for those apendix thiefs!

Brenda said...

I feel your pain. Seriously. I had mine out on Preston's first birthday. The stupid ER doctor told me that being nauseated wasn't a symptom. I BEG to differ! I thought I had food poisoning. Then he wanted me to pin point exactly when my side had started hurting. To the minute. I was so mad! Just rip the stupid thing out! I thought I was dying. I would rather give birth and I'm not kidding. Waking up from surgery, I felt like a new woman. I'm soooo glad you're okay. That really sucks! Milk it for all it's worth, babe!

devri said...

Glad you are here to see another day, sorry for your pain... I love that you posted your hospital photo.

Jamie said...

Oh my gosh that is scary. Glad that you are doing well.

burton said...

Thats crazy im glad you are feeling better!