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.