Miss your apendix yet? Is it too soon for that?

by - November 11, 2009

I said good-bye to my appendix two weeks ago yesterday. It was a simple enough procedure. They inserted a camera into my belly button (interesting scar it's becoming) and then made two incisions in my lower abdomen - one on my right hip and one right above my pelvic area.

Oh, wait. I skipped a part. The most interesting part, minus the belly-button camera, of the whole operation. They deflated my kidneys and bladder and then pumped me full of air, like a balloon. That was so my appendix would float to the top of everything else.

They did the whole thing laproscopically, so instead of having one really big scar I'm developing three smaller scars. They didn't even use stitches or staples to close the incisions up. They just put these white strips that look like regular surgical tape, but must be more advanced, over them. The one on my hip came off a few days ago. I can't say as I'm excited about the unhidable scar I'm going to have there.

Anyway, my follow-up appointment is this afternoon. I'm kind of nervous. I don't like being poked on, and I foresee a lot of that happening. I'm also pretty sure the doctor is going to have something to say about my going back to work so soon, but if he does I have a response ready: I had to make the money to pay for this visit!

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  1. It would be nice to go through life without having to visit doctor or dentist.....the reality can be somewhat different !