|The fun with surgery (VERY serious entry!)
||[Nov. 20th, 2005|12:12 am]
I know that it's been awhile since I've updated. I've been too busy at home and at work to even have a little time for myself. Guess this is the sacrifice when you grow up. But right now, I feel that it's important that I get this message out.
Over the past week, I've been suffering from a bad head cold. Nothing too big, the major thing I suffered from was coughing too much. On Thursday, my cold got so bad that I had no appetite. I was able to grab a few things to eat, but later on that evening, I just didn't have the appetite to drive through somewhere for some dinner during my pizza route. Around midnight that night, that lack of appetite vanished that I was thinking that "If I don't get something to eat, I'll starve to death." I was able to get a few snacks and such in me before I went to bed. But the stomachaches continued. I tried Pepto and Pepcid AC, but around 3 in the morning, my cramps turned to a BRIEF bout with nausea. I couldn't sleep that night due to my stomach hurting so much.
Well, later that morning, as my folks got themselves ready for work, I went up to them and told them about meeting with our family doctor. Turns out that my Dad had an appointment with him early that morning, so I tagged along with him. After my doctor got through with my Dad, I went in and he examined me. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, could have prepared me with what he diagnosed me with. All of my stomach pains that I have been experiencing that night were all common symptoms of....
Yes, you heard right, my appendix was highly infected/inflamed that I had to go under surgery. Thankfully, it didn't rupture. I won't go into detail, but I was treated around 12:30 in the afternoon and started recovery since 3 pm. All through that time, I was in so much pain and nausea that I could hardly sleep through the night at the hospital (that and the fact that the nurses kept checking on me every 2 hours). Well, after having dealing with a bunch of liquidy foods (chicken broth, jell-o, etc.) I was finally released this afternoon around 4 o'clock. I'm still recovering at this time and I believe that I won't be going back to work within a week or so. So, I'm giving this heads up here. There'll be a permanent away message on my AIM for the next 1 or 2 weeks saying that I'm recovering from my surgery. More than likely, I won't be at the computer alot to respond, so don't expect me to reply back or anything until the message goes away. You can still send me "get well" wishes if you like. Heck you can even snail mail them to me. I'll even provide my address, if you like.
Anyway, I'd figured I'd send this message to you guys to let you know how I'm doing. Hope to hear from you all soon.