Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The story of my appendix & why it sorta makes me a super hero

First of all, can I say that I just love you all.... seriously... love you. 

The texts I got & the emails & the advice.  You all are so much better then WebMD... a whole lot less scarier too.  You all don't tell me with every click I'm basically going to die in a few days a horribly painful death.  Just one of the reasons why I love you all.

A lot of you suggested that I go have the doctor check my appendix.

Well... funny story...

I mentioned I had my gall bladder taken out back in 1996.  Well, when they got in there to take it out, guess what they found out...

my appendix had ruptured... like YEARS before...

Yep... seriously... years before.

& yes, people die from ruptured appendix.

I must be a pretty tough lady & I don't even know it.

My mom said when the doctor came out after my gall bladder surgery & told them that, she said she felt like the world's worst mother.  The doctor asked her if there was a time that I was horribly sick.... & mom thought back & we think we had it figured out.


Good ole high school graduation.

I was sicker then a dog.  I mean feeling awful.  A fever of like 103.

I went to my family doctor who I have gone to since I left my pediatrician & I begged him to get me to my high school graduation.  I just wanted to walk across that stage & get my diploma.   It's like the pinnacle of being a teenager - wearing that cap & gown.  Throwing your hat.  Being handed the diploma in front of your friends & family.

Get me there.

So my doctor promised I would get there & he dosed me up in mega doses of antibiotics.  I mean MEGA doses.

... & I made it...

I sat in my cap & gown & sort of really don't remember any of due to a fever that may or may not have caused hallucinations.  Did New Kids on the Block sing at my graduation or did I imagine it.  **

New Kids on the Block... it was the 90's...


Like what I did there?

Everyone was going to parties afterwards & I just found my parents in the crowd & had them take me back home & I stayed in bed for like the next week.  So I figure that all high school graduation parties are just like the movies - right?  I'll never know....

But that's the only time we think my appendix could have ruptured.

The doctor told me that all those mega doses of antibiotics are probably what saved my life from infection.

So yeah, appendix isn't an option in this case with my pain now...

& it sort of proves that I have super hero blood in me.

It's going to take a lot to bring this woman down!


** No, New Kids on the Block did not sing at my graduation. Just our high school Principal, who I think is a used car salesman now.  True Story.


  1. That story is hilariious. In hindsight funnier I'm sure, but still it's a good story : ) I've got too much on my plate at the moment, so reading blogs is taking a back seat to getting my lists checked, but I hope you're feeling better!

  2. First off, WOW - your body is awesome! Second, I just love your posts. Seriously, brighten my day. :)

  3. Wow, I can't believe all that you had to go through! I have never had any surgery or anything, so I am completely terrified of it!

  4. The other posters are right, you seriously have some of the best posts.

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

  5. Holy crap girl!!! I can't even imagine the pain that you were in, but so thankful that it wasn't worse for you!

  6. You are So funny! and yes, a superhero! I mean, can I get your autograph?

  7. Omg!! Thank goodness you were okay! My husband's appendix ruptured a few years ago and he was seriously messed up - that stuff is no joke!

  8. I've always known it...you are one strong cookie! I'm just now getting around to reading blogs and I had no idea what all happened to you! You poor thing! When do you expect your bloodwork to come back? Please keep us posted...will be praying for you, sweet friend!

  9. Lmao at Jon Stewart's face.. What the heck. I'm glad it's not your appendix. I hate when I have weird pain that the doctor can't explain. I had phantom back pain for a month or so. I tried to explain to my doctor that I thought it was connected to my period, but it was on and off all month, so it was freaking me out. My doctor said she thought I pulled something, but it didn't feel like that to me. Luckily, it went away for the most part and only pops up every now and then.

  10. Oh how I was hoping that you were posting that you had found the cause of your pain: your appendix. :-(

    You certainly are Wunner Moonen (how my youngest granddaughter said Wonder Woman). You rock!

  11. Goodness gracious! I hate you are having to go through all this and hope you can find out what's causing your pain but I'm super impressed you made it through your ceremony with a ruptured appendix. You're a beast!

  12. That IS an amazing story!! Well, whatever's going on I hope they figure it out SOON.

  13. I can't believe it! You are lucky to be alive. I can't imagine the pain you must have been in. You are one tough lady for sure!!!


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