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,
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. You should consult with your medical professional before beginning any diet or exercise program!