Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Appendectomy of all Appendectomies

Well, I am laying in my hospital bed with nothing to do, so I figured I would put my story on our blog! :) Wednsday at about noon I had a sandwhich with expired lunch meat (not a good idea). At about 4 my stomach started feeling weird. At about 5:30 it started hurting. I had a paper due the next day and a final, so I was a little bit stressed about being sick at the wrong time. My stomache hurt until about 9:30 and my dad and Scott Fife came up to give me a blessing. I had been trying to throw up or do anything to get whatever was in my stomache out. I had little success, but about 5 min after my blessing I finally puked (I know, Hurray!!!!!). My stomache (organ) quit hurting, but my lower gut was still being rambunctious. Well the next day I woke up and my stomache still hurt. In my blessing my dad said that I would be able to get my paper done and take my final, so I went ahead and made plans to do that. (I got an A in the class) Steph and I made plans to go to Instacare right after my final and they took my blood. They said that since my stomache was hurting where it was and my white blood cell count was high they figured I had appendicitus and sent me over to Logan Regional to have a CT Scan. After speaking with the stupid billing people over the scan (I guess I needed to actually have my appendix rupture before they would just let me in) I finally was able to go get my CT Scan. They said I would feel like I was peeing my pants when they put the x-ray dye in, but it just made my butt feel like it was on fire. They determined my appendix was sick and I needed an operation. I finally had my operation and I guess my appendix did rupture, but my body somehow sealed it so the infection didn't leak out. As soon as my white blood cell count goes down then I can go home! I will scan in the pictures of my surgery since I think I will have a lot of free time for awhile :) That will be up when I get home.

As you can see here the color of my appendix was not very good.


angie said...

Glad you made it home! What a fun adventure for you :)

The Shields Family said...

Hey Stef! It's Chelsea. I found your blog and just wanted to say hi! Come check out mine

Cami said...

Thanks for the medical lessons, I love that kind of stuff! Isn't it amazing that something so small could make you so sick. I am so glad that you are feeling better and that Heavenly Father provided a little miracle in that the infection didn't go all throughout your whole abdomen. Best of all, you made it through your finals! Now, be good and get some rest :)

Love you lots!

The Shaver Gang said...

We are so glad that you are feeling better. enjoy your time off, cause in a couple months, you're going to be pulling double duty. :) Have a Merry Christmas!