Appendix are overrated

Ahhh, the appendix. How can such a tiny thing wreck havoc on one’s digestive system in such a short amount of time? Is it irritated that no one really knows what it’s supposed to do? Did it think it could lend a hand in helping me lose those extra five pounds that refuse to go away? Whatever the case, it knocked me on my butt and I have new found respect for anyone who has ever had a surgeon cut open their gut to root around for miscellaneous organs. Recovery BLOWS and I salute those who have braved the knife before me. I hope I am worthy of my scars. Because, again, this BLOWS.

After not one, but two hospital stays, I have gathered so many stories that one post will not do. Seriously. If it could happen, it happened to me. An army of friends swooped in to guide me through the haze. Some parts I don’t remember (or I’ve wisely blocked out), so I will be relying on their expertise to help me correctly tell the tale. Here’s a list of questions that will be answered in upcoming posts:

  • Why is it that my abdomen attracts hotter than crap doctors?
  • Where is your appendix?
  • Where are my panties?
  • Where is Caroline?
  • Did Methodist Hospital feed me pennies?
  • How many student nurses does it take to draw blood?
  • What’s the most annoying phone call you can receive while post-opp?
  • Do I really need a potassium drip? Or can I just eat a banana?
  • Is that an appendix cramp? Or a menstrual one?
  • How does a Brita water jug work? (Courtesy of Linea)
  • Is passing gas the same as pooping?
  • Is pooping the same as passing gas?
  • Does anyone know how to speak Filipino?
  • Is there anyone on this side of the flood who can pick me up?

Thank you all for your kind wishes and sweet messages. They truly helped me through a difficult time. Once again, I am overwhelmed by our little community. My cup runneth over.

Thank goodness my appendix did not…

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Heather
Heather

So glad you’re back among the blogging! We’ve missed your wit!

Teti
Teti

Get well soon!

Leslie
Leslie

Missed You! So glad you are back. I had a 12 hour surgery in March 2007. Recovery was not fun, but it quickly improved. After just a few weeks I was back in fighting shape. Stay well!

Tara
Tara

Best wishes, Lincee! I had my appendix out in 2003 and it was no fun. I had a mastectomy 13 days ago and I’m traveling alone today to see my dr. (He’s on another island), so recovery isn’t so bad! You’ll be in fighting shape in no time! Blessings to you!

Norma
Norma

Been there, Lincee. My appendix burst and punctured my secum whatever that is! This was many years ago, but I remember the pain. Glad you are better. You were missed….and prayed for.

Lynette
Lynette

So glad you are feeling better. Have missed your blogs!

Liana
Liana

Missed you and happy to hear you are back among the living. Can’t wait read the answers to all your questions.

Liana
Liana

Missed you Lincee and so happy you are back among the living. Can’t wait to read the answers to all your questions.

Jeanne
Jeanne

Glad you are on the mend!

Aimee

I am so glad you are on the mend! After my son was born I had the pleasure spending 4 days in ICU plus several others in a regular room with all kinds of lovely symptoms. I had to be on a potassium drip as well! It was no fun! Although that wasn’t the worst thing that happened to me in the hospital, but still wasn’t enjoyable. It made me feel nauseous, but I didn’t know that was making me feel that way! Like you the first several days were a blurr but towards the end when I was started to feel better I just couldn’t shake that sick to my stomach feeling. One of my IV ports blew and they took me off of it for a few hours. I felt so much better! When they hooked me back up I didn’t feel again! Luckily I was close to going home so I bartered with my nurse and she took me off of it and I had to drink these nasty drinks instead. However it was way better than the drip!

Get plenty of rest!

Deelyla
Deelyla

So happy to see you back blogging. Hoping this means you are on the mend!!! Continued prayers for healing. Take care!

Lou Anne
Lou Anne

Is it not “appendices?” Ha! So glad you are ok and getting better! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Lili
Lili

Lincee, I’m so glad you are on the mend! That must have been just awful! :-(. But of course you make it sound hilarious. Praying for a speedy recovery!

Jackie
Jackie

So glad you are back to blogging. Sorry you’ve had such a rough time of it – abdominal surgeries are the worst recovery. Hope you are feeling back to yourself very soon! I look forward to the above mentioned blog posts 🙂

Cassie
Cassie

For the sake of your (hilarious) stories, I hope a hotter than crap doctor returns your panties from his pocket. Hope you’re feeling better!

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