I Had My Appendix Removed

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    Two days ago. This was my 1st surgery ever.

    1st hospital experience where I wasn't a visitor. I went to Hackensack university medical center. THEY WERE HORRIBLE!! I only went there because they are supposedly the number one hospital in New Jersey and 3rd in the New York / New Jersey area. It was ghetto as all hell. You...
    mushyrobot mushyrobot
    26-30, F
    Feb 11, 2014

    My Appendix Was Leaking

    On a Thursday night, i started to feel the pains. I was 11 and in 6th grade. I was lying in bed curled up in a ball moaning softly in pain when my mother came in to the room to see what was the matter. She gave me some pepto bismal, which i promptly threw up, pink vomit, was...
    anonomous6 anonomous6
    36-40, M
    Mar 24, 2013

    Wasnt really something i

    even considered could be wrong before when it happened, It was like 3am and sat up in bed feeling a little sick, having the sensitive stomach i do and recently getting over a cold, this didnt phase me and when i actually did have to get up as i started heaving, i was a bit more...
    Vixkit Vixkit
    18-21, M
    Oct 27, 2015

    Almost Blown

    I was 18, exams just finished putting a conclusion to my high school experience. I had just started to do full time work at Tim Hortons, a coffee shop, and was expected in for the graveyard shift. My family and I sit down for chinese food before they left for a hockey game...
    Linxer Linxer
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    When I Was 16

    It was kind of a weird experience. I remember eating some yogurt or something, then I started having pains in my side. I was really pale and my Mom was kind of freaked out. Fortunately my Dad's a doctor, so we were able to arrange something with a good surgeon really quickly once...
    antiflash antiflash
    22-25, T
    Jul 27, 2013

    It was Thursday 12th of June 2014

    when I got a pain inside of my stomach and as the night progressed the pain moved to my right side and got worse and worse. Friday 13th of June 2014 is when I headed to the doctor. She felt around my stomach and decided to call an ambuance to get me to the hospital as quick as...
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 16, 2014

    I was sitting in my college freshman

    photography class when I suddenly burst into tears and told the teacher I was going to throw up. I walked to the bus stop clutching my side in agony and managed to get home before curling up in a ball and passing out. The next few days I wasn't sure what was wrong with me, but...
    whitelight411 whitelight411
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2014


    when i was in 6th grade i went to the doctor(on a sunday) because my stomach hurt, they said i had the 24 hour flu.two days later i went back, they said i should be feeling better by now, so my mom made me go to school the next day.the next day i felt way worse and went back to...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 11, 2012

    I Was 17

    The worst pain I have ever felt. The pain started off mild, I actually thought it was a growing pain so I ignored it all day at school and then it got really bad when I started to do dishes. My dad thought I was trying to get out of doing dishes, but he told me to go down stairs...
    boo864 boo864
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

    I was 14 years old when I had my appendix

    removed.I was at school doing a test when I got this sharp pain around my right abdomen.It was so intense they had to call a medivac helicopter to take me to the hospital.I still remember the surgery I went through.And I still have the scars.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015


    I had appendicitis when I was 8. I threw up at night and thought it was food poisoning and blamed the smoothie I had the day before. I didn't want to wake anyone so mom didn't know till the next day. She though it was stomach flu since I often had that. When I told her my stomach...
    IngridMuller IngridMuller
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2013

    I didn't have all symptoms

    and it was only about eight or nine hours for me. I went to ER and at about midnight they told me what it was: appendicitis. The doctors were shocked but glad we caught it early. I was in the hospital for a few days and still in pain. Any tips?
    Mikah1022 Mikah1022
    16-17, F
    Dec 12, 2015

    My Illness

    This happened in September of 2012, I woke up in the middle of the night with bad chills, severe stomach pain, pain from the belly button down to the lower right side of my stomach and of course, I threw-up. I ran to the bathroom to puke, then my mom comes running out of her...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 15, 2013

    Acute Appendicitis

    I had acute appendicitis for two years, I was told I had pcos but i was misdiagnosed. I went to the ER with terrible stomach pains, they did blood work and a urine test, my white blood cell count was 16,000 should normally be 4,000 and four hours later I had at CT scan done...
    askingalliee askingalliee
    18-21, F
    Jan 31, 2012

    I Could Of Died.

    On friday the 5th of july 2013 i started getting pains in my lower stomach,i thought it was just the usual monthly girl pains. The next day the pain got worse and i started throwing up but i thought it was one of them 24 hour bugs. On sunday i still weren't feeling right so i...
    deedeexx deedeexx
    1 Response Jul 20, 2013

    My Story

    It started on January 4th I did 15 crunches in gym and had a pain in my right side for days I thought I pulled a muscle so I put a heat pad on it and it went away till the night of the 13th I went to bed with the pain in my right side it wasn't that bad so I went to school...
    Annurrr Annurrr
    18-21, F
    Mar 9, 2013

    Drove Myself To The ER, It Was Painful

    My stomach started hurting around 12 AM on a weeknight in June of '08 (I was 19). Thinking I had eaten something that didn't agree with me (even though I hadn't eaten in the last 6-8hours or so), I went to the bathroom, but there was nothing in my colon or stomach to expel. I...
    Sleeper72 Sleeper72
    26-30, M
    Mar 9, 2013

    My Appendix

    i had my out in the summer of 1980 just barely 16 and complecated by pnemonia at the same time ,i stayed in the hospital for a month no fun ,not a healthy way to drop pounds,i lost weight went from 122 down to 104 in short period of time
    squirt71663 squirt71663
    46-50, F
    Jan 23, 2010

    Thought Only Kids Had This Problem

    It's 3am in the morning, and I'm hurting pretty bad. Here's my story. I work at a car dealership as a Sales Manager. Around 1pm 2 days ago while at work I started having some cramps. Started off pretty light. I just started using Camel Snuff, so I thought that was the reason...
    robsegura82 robsegura82
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 20, 2013

    Appendicitis With A Difference

    3 years ago last month my wife and i came home from a night out. As i was going upstairs i felt i had indigestion come on. Next day it seemed to get worse and was having griping pains coming and going in my stomach. I went to the chemist to get something for indigestion and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 17, 2013

    I just had my appendix removed on Thursday

    December 18th 2014 and the pain is excruciating. The worst part is the discomfort and external pain everywhere. My collar bone, heart burns, nose bleeds, etc. its nooo joke.
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

    Appendix Removed When I Was 8

    I had my appendix removed when I was 8.My parents were out at a dinner party and I was home  with my older sister, who was 16 at the time. She was downstairs watching TV with her best friend and I was upstairs playing in my room. All of a sudden, I had excruciating pain in...
    caitlynn caitlynn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2010

    I was 15 and it was the day

    after I went to the Junior prom with my boyfriend at the time. I thought I had a bad case of the flu, but my mom took me to the hospital and through exploratory surgery found out my appendix was gangrene and had to be removed right away. Recovery was not fun.
    raedavis raedavis
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2014

    What Do You Think?

    So ,tuesday night I was having pain ,Extreme pain,  I couldnt even move or speak. My husband was very concerned. so the next morning I went to the Doctor, she immediately sent me to the hopsital for a CT scan ,i had to drink BARIUM ugh! sit for 1 hour . The results were in...
    mad4real mad4real
    22-25, F
    Aug 30, 2009

    I was to start a new Job on Monday

    and the Sunday (day before) I woke up at 3 a.m. feeling really bad. I woke my spice up and told her I needed to go to the ER. She rolled over and went back to sleep. I drove myself to Walmart to get some Nexium thinking I had a ulcer bleed. Got back home at 3:30 a.m. and took...
    fieldwelder77 fieldwelder77
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    last weekend I started feeling icky,

    ached all over. then my period started and I thought 'oh, that's why I feel like crap' only by day two, I always feel better and by Monday- day three- I still felt icky. I got up on Tuesday and hurt so much everywhere that I called in sick and spent the day in bed. by Wednesday...
    Llyz Llyz
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    Happend 4 Days Ago (March 24,2013)

    It was about 2:30 in the morning when i woke up with the pain. It was unbearable. I called the house phone knowing my mom sleeps with it next to her. I told her i was in pain and couldn't move to come get me out of bed. She came into my room and told me i needed to go to the...
    GuiltyThorn GuiltyThorn
    22-25, F
    Mar 28, 2013

    I Almost Died

    The pain started when I was 12. I'd been getting horrible cramps on and off for months but it seemed to come and go so my mum thought nothing of it. The pain was unbearable, beyond anything I'd ever experienced before. Nonetheless, I coped with it and continued to get the belly...
    Patronusmagic Patronusmagic
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2013
    codinglikeajet codinglikeajet
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2014

    Worst Summer Ever

    In my diabetes story, I said there was more to it than what I wrote. So, here it is. All that pain & nausea wasn't just because I had a really high blood sugar. No, it's just that my appendix felt the need to explode. I'm not trying to be funny either. Doctors have no idea why...
    Rookie009 Rookie009
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

    Any still get that weird numb/tingly feeling

    near their incisions? It's been about 2/3 month and I still randomly get it.
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

    i had to have mine removed i almost died from it

    but when doc went to take it out he said the only thing there was lots of old inflamation from past sicknesses with it
    craypantherfan craypantherfan
    22-25, M
    Apr 12, 2016


    I was in the 5th grade when my appendix was removed. It was the worse day ever. I remember throwing up everything I ate or drank. I fainted a couple times and I felt really dizzy. My mom had to rush home fron work that was 45 minutes away and had to drive me to the hospital where...
    Wmscristina Wmscristina
    Jun 13, 2012
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