Tenth Anniversary

by wjw on March 25, 2015

Glitter-Anniversary-Graphic1Today is the tenth anniversary of the day I drove myself to the hospital with a ruptured appendix.

Every day since then, no matter how lousy, has been pretty darn good.

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Jim Strickland March 25, 2015 at 5:41 am

No matter what else, that’s some righteous driving. Dang.

-JRS

TRX March 25, 2015 at 10:02 pm

I thought I did pretty good driving to the emergency room with a 12mm kidney stone. But you definitely win!

wjw March 26, 2015 at 3:58 am

I’ve never had a kidney stone, but I understand they’re more painful than practically anything.

I probably didn’t have more pain driving than you, but I probably had a lot more pain in the seven or eight months I spent recovering.

~e March 26, 2015 at 8:35 am

Ahh, but I hear a spinal tap is the *MOST* pain.

But that’s not to say that any of those are any fun. I’m glad everything turned out well, both for you and for the people on the road at the time.

TRX March 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

The good(?) thing about a kidney stone is that, once it’s passed or broken up and passed, it’s all over, other than maybe some residual soreness. Unlike a burst appendix, which can kill you, and requires actual surgery instead of ultrasound, and you can be left with secondary infections and a long recovery.

I took a first aid course when I was a child; so long ago that they still taught field surgery for appendicitis. I lived in moderate fear of a burst appendix well into adulthood, until I learned how comparatively rare it is.

Jim Janney April 8, 2015 at 7:03 pm

On the semi-postive side, at least you weren’t this guy: http://www.southpolestation.com/trivia/igy1/appendix.html

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