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I'm a 54 year old Husband, Father of Four Daughters, Pastor and Vice Principal of a private K-12 school on Long Island.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Apendicitis

I'm back! "Where did you go", you ask? Well, I haven't been feeling well over the past two months. Abdominal pain, cold sweats, weakness and the overall blahs. Two Saturdays ago I was awakend at 5am by a sharp pain in my side followed by waves of pain like a belt around my waist. At 2pm I decided that it was better to get to the hospital after a shower and under my own steam than by ambulance so I showered (as best as I could) and got into the car with my wife on our way to Good Samaritan Hospital.
Three hours later I am finally taken in to see a doctor. After looking at me and finding JUST THE RIGHT SPOT to press on he ordered blood work and fluids. About a half hour later my Doctor said that I had a "whale" of an infection and that he was starting me on an intraveinous antibiotic as well as a cat scan, ecg and chest x-ray. I was given an IV Pain Killer and the Cat Scan showed a bad apendix.
At 10:30pm I was wheeled up to a surgical suite to meet my surgeon and the operating team that would be caring for me. My 40 minute routine laproscopic apendectomy wound up being a two hour open apendectomy as my apendix had abcessed and perforated inside of me. The Doctor said I had a massive infection.
I got home this past Monday with a 5" by 3" by 3" OPEN HOLE in my side! It has to be washed and repacked twice a day. They saay it will take 4-6 weeks for the hole to close and the wound be healed well enough to resume normal activities.
Guess I'll be blogging regularly for a while!
Grace and Peace,
Ed

2 comments:

Badthing1 said...

Hi Ed :)

You've been through a lot and I just wanted you to know that I am hoping you have a less pain day-by-day recovery.

You are fortunate to have plenty of TLC by your loving wife.

Peace, Love, Understanding and Respect,
Your blogging neighbor,
Marilyn/Badthing

Anonymous said...

Hi, as you can see this is my first post here.
I will be happy to receive any assistance at the start.
Thanks and good luck everyone! ;)

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