Friday, April 18, 2008

Ouch!

After two days of a painful belly, I went to the doctor and after all sorts of poking and tests. I had acute appendicitis. At 1 a.m. this morning, I went to surgery to have my appendix removed.


Here's one of three of my owies. (Aren't I brave to show my belly on the internet?) Thankfully, they were able to do this laparoscopically and my incisions are tiny. I felt good afterwards, all things considering, and got to go home Friday night. Much better to rest at home. Resting in the hospital doesn't happen at all.


My sister-in-law asked if this "springtime surgery" was going to be an annual event. (Last March I had my gallbladder removed.) I told her no. I thought I was finished. :^)


I'm SO grateful for all the kind doctors and nurses with whom Steve works. They treated me wonderfully and I appreciate their care. I'm glad I decided to have it checked out, glad it's over. And I'm glad to be home.

7 comments:

Laura in MO said...

Oh my, Ginger -
I sure hope you are recovering well. So glad you went to have it checked out!!!

Debbie said...

Ginger, glad it all went well and you are home recuperating nicely. I sure hope your family is pampering you!

Junebug said...

My oldest daughter had her an appendix attack when she was 11. The doctor tapped on the bottom of her foot and said she had acute appendicitis. He had me drive her 45 min. to the emergency room in Tulsa. That was not fun. My husband had his gall bladder out the year before this. Not fun but it was done laproscopically too.

Ginger said...

Junebug, that's the craziest way to diagnose appendicitis I've ever heard of!

Debbie, regarding the "family pampering," I only have one thing to say. In the manner of the Famous D'Etta, :::snort:::

Cynthia said...

OUCH. Oh my. I had no idea you were having surgery. I miss a lot of things when I don't have time to read SHS.

Teeny said...

{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}} so glad you recovered quickly!!! Sorry I wasn't more of a help.

Jodi said...

Ouch, ouch.ouch. Hope you're all better now.