I've been on an adventure to hospital land.
On Thursday 13th Sept I had a stomach ache all day. I thought it was a bug but it didn't go away and I didn't vomit. So Friday 14th Sept I went to the doctor first thing. He sent me to North Shore Hospital and I was admitted. I spent a short while in the admissions area before getting sent upstairs to the surgical ward. There I was instructed to shower and put on some disposable undies. That combined with the hospital gown, surgical stockings and funny hat completed my fashion disaster!
At 6.00pm that night I had a laparoscopic appendectomy. At 7.30pm I woke to an irritatingly cheerful recovery nurse calling to me... just want to sleeeeeeeeep.
It was all a wee bit dramatic! But I'm glad I did go when I did else I might have had to wait longer.
I didn't feel like eating until 3pm the day after the operation so ended up staying another night in the ward. This was my breakfast the day I came home. Hospital food isn't too exciting.
I spent the week at home recovering, doing nothing - felt so lazy, but as the surgeon said I had been stabbed in the stomach three times so I did need to rest.
Now I'm back at work and ticking along.