There is nothing worse in a man’s life than to awake from a great sleep. Dealing with an attack of appendicitis is just that worst thing. A quick and hurried trip to the Emergency Room denotes the need to remove my appendix prior to it bursting. Here are some of the symptoms that I experienced during and while in route to the hospital.
Pain in the Abdomen– I should have listened the week prior when episodes of pain began coursing through the abdomen. Of course, I checked it off as a stomach bug, bad gas or that I ate something that just didn’t agree with me. The pain was prominently on my right side but as it increased, I couldn’t tell what direction it was coming from.
Gas and Bloating– Little did I know that the gas pains were truly another sign of having Appendicitis. I was rather surprised when my doctor asked me how I could ignore so many warning signs. Well, I really just wasn’t informed about this problem. Who thinks, I better know about this, unless many in their family have suffered the same symptoms.
Nausea– My wife claimed that I was suffering with these bouts because I was experiencing sympathy pains with her being pregnant. I really thought it was true, because I had other pains and problems for about a week before this set in. But, again, this symptom was right up my thinking alley about having a stomach bug.
Hot and Cold– One minute I was removing short and trying to get cool and moments later I was complaining I was cold as ice. I went to bed to recover from this stomach bug and ate chicken broth and jello for two or three days. I hurt all over my body by this time.
Diarrhea– I thought finally, I can rid myself of this horrible pain. When I could stop going to the bathroom, my wife had finally had enough and forced me to go to the emergency room.
Once at the Emergency room, the doctor was quick to realize that I had let these symptoms go for far too much time and that I required emergency surgery to remove the appendix. I felt like a child being disciplined for not listening. Everywhere I turned people were flabbergasted that I had ignored everything for so long. In my point of view, it was merely ignored because I suffer from Irritable bowel syndrome. The best advice I can give is that after day two comes and you are not feeling any better, see medical attention immediately, it can be life threatening.