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...
& I was HANGING TOUGH!
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.