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Ruptured appendix. Finally home.

TugarTugar Senior MemberWestern IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
Friday 08/24, I was't feeling too well but I have normal gall bladder pain often enough. I hoped that was what it was, but I couldn't shake a nagging voice in my head by 11am I decided to drive home and make and appointment for the doctor. By the time I hit the back door, I could not walk upright. I was shocked I was able to drive home. Straight to the doctor, she sent me straight to the ER. Wife drove. 

Luckily someone with an aneurysm canceled, so they took me, and at 830pm found my appendix had ruptured at tip. The CAT scan just showed edema. Had that person not canceled I would most likely be looking at sepsis.Took two hours to clean me out.  Luckily, despite my previous gallbladder nightmare, the doctor was able to take the Appendix by a laparoscopic procedure 

One of the surgical team confided in me afterwards that I didn't really sell what I have been through but admitted I was one tough guy after seeing the insides for himself.  


Home in the recliner resting. What a weekend. 
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Winston Churchill

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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
    Rest up, my friend. Getting over surgery is a longer term deal than I ever realized.

    Mike
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Lake County, FloridaPosts: 7,927 Senior Member
    Glad you were lucky and get well soon.
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  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    heal fast, hey
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    Get well quickly.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Heal up fast and prayer for that and no complications.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,754 Senior Member
    Dang.  Glad you dodged the bullet.
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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member North DakotaPosts: 2,985 Senior Member
    Good to hear they fixed you up. One thing about emergency surgery you don't have a lot of time to think about it.
    Both my appendix and gall bladder surgeries were emergencies, got an helicopter ride with my appendix.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Yeppers - rest up and take 'er easy for a while!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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    )O(
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Always good to be home.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Ouch. That had to suck. I am glad you are getting better now.
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Podunk, Tx.Posts: 8,227 Senior Member

    First Linefinder, now you?  I hope it's not what they say about stuff comng in threes.

    Prayers sent.

    Jerry

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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Eastern NebraskaPosts: 8,155 Senior Member
    edited August 2018 #13
    Wow, that’s one helluva way to spend a few days.  Glad you’re okay and hope you’re feeling well better fast.
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    Weak as all get out, but recovering. Tender but thankful as it could have been MUCH worse. Enjoying the break, but getting a little stir crazy. Thanks for the well wishes. 
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member North DakotaPosts: 2,985 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    Weak as all get out, but recovering. Tender but thankful as it could have been MUCH worse. Enjoying the break, but getting a little stir crazy. Thanks for the well wishes. 
    Did they have to leave a drain tube in?
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    No, thank God. It was draining well and then slowed enough overnight before I left that the decision was made to pull it out. 

    Anyone that had one....I empathize and holy crap. It tried to pull my man parts back inside. You can't clench down as they pull out as it will hold it in. They pulled out about 12 inches.....catheters were a joy comparatively. It still creeps me out thinking about it. 
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Lima, PeruPosts: 2,986 Senior Member
    You mentioned gallbladder pain....stones, mud or what? Had a crisis a year and a half ago due to mud that until that day I didn't knew I had. Boy, did that hurt! rolled in the floor for 6 straight hours until it ended.
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