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Any chance of some positive thoughts being sent my way?

Asked by sakura (8267points) March 4th, 2011

Hi guys I know my condition is not as serious as some that have been mentioned in the past but I am extremely nervous! I am waiting to have my appendix out :( which will mean not only an uncomfortable two weeks but I miss out on setting up my rand new classroom and I may miss rougher for a few days bang circumnavigator award :(
Seriously though I am quite scared even though it is quite a simple operation, so any positive thoughts would be appreciated

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KateTheGreat's avatar

Don’t be scared! Having your appendix taken out is not biggie. This will all be over soon, so keep your head up high. Hundreds of thousands of these operations are done every year. The doctors know what they’re doing and I’m sure you’ll be in good hands.

seazen's avatar

And you get all the ice cream you want!

Bluefreedom's avatar

I had an emergency appendectomy when I was a junior in high school and I was very worried about it at the time. The doctor reassured me it was very simple and quick, which it turned out to be. The following morning, the doctor walks in my room and says, “jump out of that bed and walk up and down the hospital hallway.” I thought he was completely nuts but he said it’s normal and it’s good for recovery. The first dozen steps reminded you that you’re still sore within 12 to 18 hours of surgery but later on that day, it didn’t bother me at all and I recovered from the surgery completely in about one week.

Don’t be worried, you’re going to be fine. You’ll be up and around before you know it.

coffeenut's avatar

Good luck…. lol…..I’d be more worried about having to eat the hospital food…..

markferg's avatar

All presidents of the USA assumed office after having had their appendix removed. So, it is a sign of victory!

Bluefreedom's avatar

@markferg. Sometimes it seems like some presidents assumed office after they had their brains removed. Just saying. =)

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

You will come through with flying colors,I’m sure!! <<HUGS>>

Zaku's avatar

Best wishes, Sakura! I’m sure it will go fine.

zenvelo's avatar

I had my appendix out at age 47. Take your time recuperating, don’t push yourself too soon! It goes pretty well once you’re through the surgery, but the surgery does take a toll on you.

Like others have said, it’s pretty routine, so keep your worry to a minimum.

Enjoy the rest!

sakura's avatar

Thanks guys operation should be tonight or fist thing in the morn not eaten anything since 8pm last night I am hungry!

marinelife's avatar

I hope it went very well.

janbb's avatar

Oh – you Northern lasses are tough! You’ll do great @sakura. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery.

AmWiser's avatar

Yes. Wishing you the best and a speedy recovery.

Oh! and don’t worry about that damn Circumnavigator award. <em>It don’t work</em>. I’ve been waiting for the powers to be to fix that section of awards for the last 2-months.:\

BarnacleBill's avatar

Best wishes, @sakura. The waiting’s the hard part. Once it’s over, you’re on the road to recovery.

filmfann's avatar

Don’t be shy about asking for good thoughts, just because you think your illness isn’t as bad as others.
You will be in my prayers. Get well soon!

sakura's avatar

Its 4 am and got out of operation a bit back had some sleep and I am now.enjoying a cup of coffee! Cant wait for some food!

Pandora's avatar

I’ve had mine out when I was 8. The procedure has changed a lot. I’ve known people who got back to jogging in 6 weeks time. Think of it as a forced mini vacation. You get to get all the rest you been dening yourself. And you get to catch up on movies and shows and get to get waited on.
You’ll probably find the worst part of it is not being able to take a full bath while you recover, if you like baths and not showers.

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