Monday, August 13, 2012

An appendicitis

Guess where I have been? oh what the title was a clue?

That's right ladies and gentlemen.  I had emergency surgery last week.  Son of a biscuit when your appendix decides it no longer wants to be a part of your body it makes sure to let you know.

I was awakened at 4 am with the beginning of the pain I went to work and by 3 pm I was in a lot of pain.  I tried to make a dr's appointment but my doctor is out of town they recommended I go to insta-care.  Since the hospital is closer to me I decided to go to the ER instead.  Five hours and many tests later I was informed that I would need to have my appendix out ASAP.  Yay me!!!

So now here I sit with an ice pack on one of my incisions and hoping the kind surgeon will refill the good drugs to get me through a couple of days. Oh yes and the lovely drugs have caused the onslaught of a yeast infection.  So now not only do the healing incisions itch so do my lady bits!  Yay me!

The timing of this loveliness couldn't have come at a better time.  My sister from Vegas has been here with her kids all summer, this was the last weekend until her family goes home.  Her husband flew in for the week and my brother (also from Vegas) drove in for the weekend so my mom planned for family pictures. This was scheduled 3 months ago.  My mom when I told her I had to have surgery first words were good thing it is a minor surgery so you will be able to have pictures on Sunday.  So yes folks this girl was at the park yesterday for 2 plus hours in the heat having her sparkly whites photographed for prosperity. No one could believe that my mother insisted on going through with it.

All and all it has been ok but I will say support wise I have never felt like such an inconvenience in my entire life.  When I called my mom to tell her they were releasing me from the hospital she asked me "will you be ready when I get there, or will I have to come up to your room and get you?" I was thinking sure mom I will just ask them to roll me out the front door.

Maybe I am selfish, maybe I am a total bitch, but I don't think it was to much to ask of my family to stop in and say hi.  When my mom and sister showed up on Thursday evening they walked in the door and said "we are here to get your car" I asked them where my daughter was and was told "we were out shopping and came straight here, sorry she really wanted to see you too".  My mom was pissed because I wanted to be home in my own bed when I was released from the hospital instead of going to her house with 13 people there (her house is maybe 1500 sq. feet)..... mmm relaxing eh!

The most ironic part of the entire thing is my mom had carpel tunnel surgery on both her wrists 2 months ago when my sister arrived.  I took half a day off of work to take her to and from the surgical center. She has been on short term disability since and is just going back to work tomorrow.  So she had 2 months to recover with my sister living there taking care of her every need until she was able to start picking things up again.

I enjoyed my family yesterday and I think the pictures will turn out really cute.  I am happy to be home today and have my daughter home with me.  

Hope you all had a great weekend and a fabulous Monday!



Sorry to hear about your APPY as we call it in the medical field. I hope you feel better soon.

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