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You know how I’ve been feeling really sick lately? I got a little better, then crashed back down again. Yesterday morning I woke up with a sharp pain in my right side. I was on my back the whole day watching TV wondering what the fuck was wrong with me. Then a thought came to my head that perhaps it was a hernia. By nighttime, I was convinced it was a hernia and that I needed to see the doctor first thing in the morning. Hernia meant so many things: no exercise (boo and hooray), no more getting sick like this, and hello to being pampered for the rest of my life by my children who I was planning on making feel quite guilty for all the years I spent picking up after them! This morning at the hospital, no such luck with my evil plans.

The next day, the doctor suggested that I might have appendicitis. Now, I thought ‘appendicitis’ meant ’emergency’, but no. “Get a sonar[KD40] done, you’ll need a full bladder[one dinar for two bottles of Starbuck’s water], would you like to get a blood test[KD10] too? Just to put your mind at ease?” Whatever, just tell me if I need surgery or not! So I got the blood-test, my two bottles of water and drank ferociously, silently cheering on my bladder to fill, damn it, fill! An hour later I was ready for my sonar. To cut a very long story short, my bladder never got full enough to complete the whole examination so I only got my upper abdomen scanned, and by that time the doctor’s shift was over. I protested to the nurse that all I needed to know was if I had a damn inflamed appendix or not (I didn’t use the word ‘damn’). So she said, “But the doctor requested the pelvic area to be sonar-ed and you paid for it already!” So now, because I paid for the full examination which I don’t need, I must go back tomorrow morning to ascertain whether I have appendicitis or not, even though that area was already scanned today! The last time I was sent home with a serious condition which needed to be handled at the time, I ended up in the hospital just a few hours later and gave birth to my second son. Idiots!

2 Comments on “appendix”

  1. Hope you feel better soon! It’s no fun being in so much pain and not knowing what’s wrong with you.

    If it puts your mind at ease a bit, when my brother got appendicitis, he had a fever and was throwing up, so maybe it’s not it.

    Take care and thank you for being an inspiration <3

    • Aw thanks. It wasn’t my appendix so I’m just taking it easy. If the pain doesn’t go away soon I’ll just need to see another doctor! But I think I’ll be ok.

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