Just wanted to drop in and say that I may be out of commission on the blog for a bit. Early Friday morning before going to bed I started experiencing severe upper abdominal pain. Finally at about 3 am I conceded I needed to go to the ER. Initially we were told to go home with some pain meds and I was diagnosed with some bacterial virus stomach bug thing (my head is too fuzzy right now and my husband isn’t here to remind me) which they said would go away on it’s own. I was told to come back in 12 hours if the pain had not abated. It didn’t. We went back to the ER at 2pm on Friday. It took a long time to diagnose because we had to rule out pregnancy (we’ve been TTC) before I could do any CT scans to diagnose appendicitis. We ruled our pregnancy and then after an “oil change” (as my husband fondly calls it) and two different CT scans later I was diagnosed with “probable” appendicitis. I was in surgery a few hours later. After surgery our doctor confirmed that I did indeed definitely have appendicitis. We were released the next day at noon. Recovery is amazingly fast but I am extremely tired. The pain is actually minimal. I am a little nervous about the biopsy for some reason but that should come back fine. Anyway, if anyone has some helpful knowledge on aiding my body back to recovery and also on things I can take to help my body cope with missing my appendix that would be helpful. I feel a little snowballed into this surgery but I’m not sure there was an alternative to having it removed. Besides, at this point, what is done is done. Now I am just wanting to know why it happened. I don’t buy that it is a random occurrence that is unpreventable and what I can do to help my body cope without it.
P.S. Thank you to my wonderful friends who have arranged meals for my family and to Emeth who cared for Cami while I was in the hospital. I am very lucky indeed.