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Posted: 4/7/2006 1:01:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 1:01:56 PM EDT by DeuceG19]
I had to have my appendix removed yesterday. Doc said it was twice the size of normal and almost burst. I know that some of you out there have probably had this operation. What can I expect in recovery time? Anything I should really be watching out for? Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:07:11 PM EDT
Pain, ugly nurses, and a huge fucking doctor bill.

(Hope you're ok)
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:11:13 PM EDT
Had mine taken out when I was 13, took me a week to recover. They said it burst on the OR table so I'm not sure if that is typical or not. I have heard a couple days max.

I do know that laughing hurt...moving my abdomen at all hurt...
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:11:59 PM EDT
Brain usually follows.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:13:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 1:14:11 PM EDT by callgood]

Originally Posted By JDeere_1530:
Pain, ugly nurses, and a huge fucking doctor bill.

(Hope you're ok)



Which, according to the latest study I just read, 85% of have errors in (surprise) favor of the hospital. Arfcom lawyers- would this be actionable under RICO?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:15:20 PM EDT
The pain now is actually less when the dang thing was still in there. But, you're right, it hurts to laugh or use abdomen in any way.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:20:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 1:20:59 PM EDT by Carhlr]
I think you will be able to play the violin
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:43:43 PM EDT
Had appendix removed in 1973. You're gonna fart more frequently than before the op. It continues for the
rest of your life. Enjoy.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:45:13 PM EDT
In two weeks, you'll be fine.

I had mine removed 24 years ago.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:48:45 PM EDT
You will recite Swahili matrimonial poetry with little or no warning.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:58:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:23:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeuceG19:
The pain now is actually less when the dang thing was still in there. But, you're right, it hurts to laugh or use abdomen in any way.



It's supposed to hurt less, that's why they took it out. Oh and stop laughing.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:25:11 PM EDT
Expect the GAPING HOLE WHERE YOUR APPENDIX SHOULD BE.

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:26:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 7:37:07 PM EDT by geeze]
I had the minimally invasive surgery. In Wed, Surgery Thursday, out Friday and back to school Monday

ETA: Although I was back to a more normal routine on monday. had to keep my activities to a minimum for the next 2-3 weeks. No heavy lifting etc..
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:30:48 PM EDT
Buy some GAS-X (chewable simethicone). If your insides start cramping up and you feel like you are in labor, then take some--it just breaks up the gas bubbles that might form in next few days because your guts have been poked, prodded and drugged.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:42:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 7:51:38 PM EDT by HeldHostage]
I had my appendix removed in 1996 laproscopically. Moving my stomach at all hurt. The doctor said the tiniest incision was to inflate my stomach, the one in my belly button was to put in the camera and the third on my side was to actually remove the appendix.

I had a lot of gas.. couldn't shower for days, took a lot of pain killers the first couple days home, got waited on hand and foot and was better in about a week and a half.

So expect bloat, gas, pain, and if you had surgical tape instead of sutures, for that to slowly peel off.

If you had anything done differently than I did, I can't help ya!

But here's the end result.....



Huge horrifyingly ugly scar!!!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:57:07 PM EDT
I had mine taken out in 1989 or 1990, and I've got big purple scar from it. When I said something about the size of the incision, the doctor said he's not used to his patients surviving for very long. Then he says that he normally works with geriatrics, so long-term scarring isn't an issue.
They let me go home the next day, as soon as I could poop. Painwise, it was difficult to stand up straight, because he oversewed the muscle that he'd cut through, making me shorter in that spot.

I'll resist the urge to post a pic like H_H did. Nobody wants to see my belly.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:00:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 8:09:16 PM EDT by WildBoar]
Go do some sit ups.


Mine burst and after 2 days of pain and barfing, the loss of vision and then all the pain just stopped and I felt real comfortable, like I just wanted to finaly lay down and nap. Thats when I decided something might be wrong They kept me in for just over a week because the infection or whatever was all over. They said they had to pull everything out clean it ispect it and stuff it back in. They could have been bsing me or I probably misunderstood but one thing is for certain, my belly button just dont look right anymore. Like it got wound up the opposite way or something.

I think I do fart more now.

ETA the best thing about it was I finaly had the chance to stop smoking. No cigs for a week. Didnt see any, smell any, could not get up to find one. Everytime I wanted a smoke, I rang the nurse and got pumped up with Demerol. Havent smoked since.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:04:59 PM EDT
what is the fuction of the appendix?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:09:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hanau:
what is the fuction of the appendix?



AFAIK, it's only used to cause pain and expense.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:13:05 PM EDT
might want to scan yourself with a bug sweeper to make sure you didnt get stuck with an RFID while they were in there
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:13:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 8:14:44 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By hanau:
what is the fuction of the appendix?



A natural population control organ before the 1800's.

I seriously think I would rather have gas dumped on me and burned to death than go through that pain again. I could not image dying from that after 4 days of agony and barfing.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:14:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JDeere_1530:
Pain, ugly nurses, and a huge fucking doctor bill.

(Hope you're ok)



My bill was $50
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:18:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hanau:
what is the fuction of the appendix?



According to some of these posters it makes you fart less. Mine must have broken when I was young.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 10:33:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 10:34:13 PM EDT by FAIL-SAFE]

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:
I had my appendix removed in 1996 laproscopically. Moving my stomach at all hurt. The doctor said the tiniest incision was to inflate my stomach, the one in my belly button was to put in the camera and the third on my side was to actually remove the appendix.



Thats what they did to me in 96 or 97. It hurt, but nt enough for me to complain too much. My mom thought it was a stomach ache, and so did I. I remember at dinner that night saying to my dad, :It would be pretty fucked up if I need my appendix yanked out". Once the word appendix was mentioned, I was at the hospital an hour later.

Fuckin awe inspiring nasty looking nurses! They all tried to hook me up to an IV, an couldnt do it. They tried and tried. At one point I was bleeding from 10+ holes in my arm. Then Queen Bitch R.N. came in and sunk that fucking thing in my arm successfully.

The doctor came in and stated the obvious, your appendix needs to come out. I told him I wanted a big fuckin scar, and he said OK. I wook up 7 hours later, and instead of saying hello to everyone, I got up and ran to the bathroom to see my big ass scar, only to be disappointed. The fucker thought I was kidding. So know I got 3 mini scars that arent for shit.

Got home that afternoon and mowed the yard. I was bored.


Last year, my 7 year old cousin had to have is appendix taken out. He, like me, has a high pain tolerance. He didnt complain about it, because his uber bible thumping mother said God would make him feel better. That fucking thing popped at 2AM. My uncle got him to the hospital in time, and they immeadiately opened him, cleaned everything off, and stuffed him. Drs. said another 45 minutes and he wouldnt have made.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 10:40:05 PM EDT
you dick no longer gets stiff and slowly starts to invert into a pussy
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:34:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FAIL-SAFE:

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:
I had my appendix removed in 1996 laproscopically. Moving my stomach at all hurt. The doctor said the tiniest incision was to inflate my stomach, the one in my belly button was to put in the camera and the third on my side was to actually remove the appendix.



Thats what they did to me in 96 or 97. It hurt, but nt enough for me to complain too much. My mom thought it was a stomach ache, and so did I. I remember at dinner that night saying to my dad, :It would be pretty fucked up if I need my appendix yanked out". Once the word appendix was mentioned, I was at the hospital an hour later.

Fuckin awe inspiring nasty looking nurses! They all tried to hook me up to an IV, an couldnt do it. They tried and tried. At one point I was bleeding from 10+ holes in my arm. Then Queen Bitch R.N. came in and sunk that fucking thing in my arm successfully.

The doctor came in and stated the obvious, your appendix needs to come out. I told him I wanted a big fuckin scar, and he said OK. I wook up 7 hours later, and instead of saying hello to everyone, I got up and ran to the bathroom to see my big ass scar, only to be disappointed. The fucker thought I was kidding. So know I got 3 mini scars that arent for shit.

Got home that afternoon and mowed the yard. I was bored.


Last year, my 7 year old cousin had to have is appendix taken out. He, like me, has a high pain tolerance. He didnt complain about it, because his uber bible thumping mother said God would make him feel better. That fucking thing popped at 2AM. My uncle got him to the hospital in time, and they immeadiately opened him, cleaned everything off, and stuffed him. Drs. said another 45 minutes and he wouldnt have made.



Well damn dear, if we're tellin the war stories!!

My stomach started to ache slightly at around 11 am. I drove my father around, attended some family function or another, got yelled at for driving too close to people on the side of the road by him and said well, sorry, but I don't feel right.

Came home, thought maybe I was starting to suffer from "that time of the month"! and put a heating pad on my abdomen. At 9 pm we finally hit the emergency room.

My surgery was at 4 am. I wasn't in terrible pain unless they came in and did another "drive by poking" on my stomach.. that hurt a bit. Had to wait for an OR to open up so they could operate on me and finally take out the appendix..

Doc said it was no big deal, surgery would take 30 min to an hour if it hadn't burst, hour and a half if it did for clean up.

I spent the next day on morphine so I really don't remember much of it. I felt fine as long as I was laying still but when I got up to go to the bathroom my stomach hurt and my mother says I turned white as a sheet. I dunno, I got up and made it by myself, went, came back and layed down without assistance.

All in all it wasn't so bad.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 8:25:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:
I had my appendix removed in 1996 laproscopically. Moving my stomach at all hurt. The doctor said the tiniest incision was to inflate my stomach, the one in my belly button was to put in the camera and the third on my side was to actually remove the appendix.

I had a lot of gas.. couldn't shower for days, took a lot of pain killers the first couple days home, got waited on hand and foot and was better in about a week and a half.

So expect bloat, gas, pain, and if you had surgical tape instead of sutures, for that to slowly peel off.

If you had anything done differently than I did, I can't help ya!

But here's the end result.....

www.hunt101.com/img/393958.JPG

Huge horrifyingly ugly scar!!! hr


You pretty much described what I have perfectly.

..

Good to hear that 2-3 weeks is the recovery time.

Thanks for all the replies.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 8:39:05 AM EDT
You will have a lowered sex drive, your voice vill become high, and you will be lazy.

<­BR>

Just Kidding
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:15:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 9:18:22 AM EDT by TRW]
Lost your crop huh?

The biggest impact? Your body will no longer be able to properly process unpopped popcorn kernels.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:22:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
you dick no longer gets stiff and slowly starts to invert into a pussy





Wrong man, Just wrong.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:22:54 AM EDT
A lifetime of impotence
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:17:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TRW:
Lost your crop huh?

The biggest impact? Your body will no longer be able to properly process unpopped popcorn kernels. h.gif



No kidding?
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