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A ruptured appendix is no fun

 
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Apr 07, 2012 10:59 |  #1

Just a note to my POTN friends. Just as I was going to bed Thursday nite I had a sharp pain in the lower right quadrant of my pelvic region. Definitely not good. I had a neighbour drive in to the hospital in the morning (Good Friday, so you know how many staff were on duty. After a 4-hour wait and several tests incliuding xrays and CAT scan they decided it was indeed my appendix and they called in a surgeon who removed it that same evening. The pain both before and after the procedure deserves elaborate description but I'll spare you the details. I cannot even sit up by myself. Just now the surgeon visited and told me "the rest of the story". The appendix had ruptured, and as a result there is peritonitis and I'll be here for awhile. So in case u had not noticed me missing yet, I am missing and will be for a bit. On a side note, I must say that demerol is a wonderful thing ;)


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Apr 07, 2012 11:25 |  #2

I'm sorry to hear of your circumstances, Ian. If it's any comfort, I can relate. I had mine out in 11th grade and it was close to rupturing. The day before I went in to the hospital was not fun and I don't think Demerol had been invented yet.

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Apr 07, 2012 11:28 |  #3

Wholey cow Ian, that's awful. Sorry to hear this. It sounds like you're in good hands and on the mend now. Rest up and get well soon, please let us know your progress. Soon you'll be back out shooting, hang in there.


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Apr 07, 2012 11:51 |  #4

Ugh...sorry to hear that, Ian! :( Focus on getting well, and our thoughts will be with you. My lady had her appendix go 2 years ago, at Christmas, so I remember all too well what she dealt with.


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Apr 07, 2012 13:55 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #5

Get well soon. Having just gone through the exact same thing about 1 1/2 months ago I know how you're feeling. Mine burst on the operating table...40 minute surgery turned into 2 hours even though I didn't realize this until I was in my room recovering. White blood count was "off the charts" as they explained to me after surgery but I was home 3 1/2 days after they cut me open.

Drink lots of fluid, eat lots of yogurt (replaces the good bacteria the antibiotics gets rid of) and just rest.


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Apr 07, 2012 14:40 |  #6

Get well soon Ian. Good thing it only happens once. :D I had my appendix taken out a little over a year ago. In my case my appendix was still only inflamed and had not ruptured yet but it wasn't fun at all. I had to wait until the next day for a CT scan and I was in surgery a few hours after diagnosis. I was let out the next day.


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Apr 07, 2012 15:00 |  #7

Sorry to hear Ian , get well soon .




  
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Apr 07, 2012 16:07 as a reply to  @ Foggiest's post |  #8

Thanks for thw wishes folks. Duane, my story is almost identical to yours invluding the white cell count. Still feel awful. The doc says next Wednesday at the earliest due to the peitonitis. Ok back to sleep.


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Apr 07, 2012 16:19 |  #9

Had mine out when I was about 8 I think? Had to stay about a month in the hospital, wasn't fun near the end, was so sick of staying indoors. But we got chocolate milk every night! :D

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Apr 07, 2012 16:32 |  #10

had an apendectomy before my appendix was just about to rupture. the pain was a b*tch. sorry about your predicament. get well soon.


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Apr 07, 2012 18:01 |  #11

Wallace River wrote in post #14226542 (external link)
Thanks for thw wishes folks. Duane, my story is almost identical to yours invluding the white cell count. Still feel awful. The doc says next Wednesday at the earliest due to the peitonitis. Ok back to sleep.

I pushed myself to get better (I'm very stubborn and hate hospitals) and truthfully I should have stayed another day or two because I wasn't feeling very well up until that Saturday after I was released. I almost checked myself back in but Saturday night I got my appetite back and being able to eat real food helped a lot I think. Sunday morning I was out visiting the Eagles nest.

Get plenty of rest...it's the best thing for you right now.


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Apr 07, 2012 22:03 |  #12

Ian, so sorry to hear this, wishing you a quick and speedy recovery........hospit​als are my least favorite place to be.


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Apr 08, 2012 00:01 |  #13

I'm also in the club. Had mine out when I was a wee little winky. Nice big scar too, although these days it's all keyhole so there scar you have will be nothing. Welcome to the club! The pain is a ****, isn't it?


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Apr 08, 2012 02:11 |  #14

I also had mine taken out after it ruptured when I was 16. After 3 days I discharged myself and walked home (no money on me when I went in)
I was told that appendicitis is the nearest thing to child birth (pain wise). very happy that I am a guy or the family tree would have come to a dead end with me.




  
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Apr 08, 2012 07:59 |  #15

Ian, sorry to hear about your misfortune! But I'm glad you caught it and are on the mend. Get well and rest the birds, and we, will be waiting for your return to the field! Heal well, fast and comfortably. :)


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