- ln hospital getting my appendix removed in the morning
Watch out for the scar, mine got infected and delayed recovery somewhat. Got mine removed in late November, they made 4 small cuts and they did hurt a lot for about 2 weeks, then some pain in some movements for next 3 weeks then all pains disappeared in about two days.Posted 7 years agocrikeyMember
Official advice regarding any abdominal op used to be 7 weeks off from any even remotely heavy work. I had mine out after collapsing at work, as a nurse, in a hospital while working a night shift.
I spent 4 days in hospital, then was out on my bike two days later much to the annoyance of the district nurse.
I went back to work after 3 weeks off; I was bored.
I got paid for the full shift too…Posted 7 years agocrikeyMember
No, it just felt like bad stomach ache, then went a bit hot, then a bit cold, then keeled over, presumably after it perforated. I found out it had perforated the next day after the op; retro-caecal, lots of digging about, so biggish scar.
I used to work in the same operating department I was treated in, and woke to find exactly half of my pubic hair removed. I was expecting to wake up with a ribbon tied around my willy…Posted 7 years ago
No, it just felt like bad stomach ache, then went a bit hot, then a bit cold, then keeled over, presumably after it perforated
Oh, I didn’t know it could come on like that. I always thought it was like several days of feeling like you were getting punched in the abdomen so you got a bit of a warning before it went pop.
Learn something every day.Posted 7 years ago
i was woken up by stomach cramps on saturday morning. i put it down to the couple of glasses of wine id had the night before or a bug thats going round where you get stomach cramps but no other gi effects. however after dosing on the couch for the morning my daughter jumped up on me and i realised the pain was quite localised and sensitive to pressure. so phoned NHS direct who when i described my symptoms said i HAD to go to the out hours GP. He wasnt sure so sent me to see the surgeon in AandE who also wasnt sure as i wasnt displaying all the symptoms. so they made me wait until last night but when they did go in it was severly enlarged and would have probably ruptured in the next few days.
so im laid here in significantly more pain than before the op the tramadol doesnt touch it but at least i haven’t got burst appendix. The strange thing is that 9 out of 10 times i wouldnt have called the docs and would have MTFU. its been a very bizarre few days. The only consolation is that i get 250 quid a night from my health insurance so thats a new lens and a gps.Posted 7 years agomarty_mayhemSubscriber
Sounds like they got it in time! The Docs missed mine twice and the result was two weeks in hospital, and 4 months off work with a hole the size of a 50p left in my stomach for two months till it filled in! Good luck and im sure you will be back on the bike in no time!Posted 7 years ago
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