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Re : Appendectomy at 24 wks!!

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 638286 2:28 pm
by celticepona
Ouch! I had no idea that they could do surgeries while pregnant! But in the case of an appendectomy they must not have had a choice. (my mom had an emergency appendectomy last year b.c it ruptured. Her recovery took a while and it was quite painful) May I ask how far along you are right now?

Re : Appendectomy at 24 wks!!

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 638286 2:16 am
by sam
sorry you are having to go through this, ouch!!

i had major surgery at 16 wks pregnant with my angel Jake, i had an ovarian tumour and my ovary removed, i was opened up fully from my tummy button down, the pain took over 5 wks to subside and then i got severe HELLP 5wks later with its devastating consequences.Sometimes pregnancy just isnt like it is in all the books eh???

i really hope you feel better soon, rest up and good luck with the remainder of your pregnancy

Re : Appendectomy at 24 wks!!

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 638286 11:34 pm
by mom2chloe
Thanks everyone. I think your shock echoes mine. :)
I am taking Vicadin to help with pain, and napping constantly.
I am out for at least another week.

Missy

Re : Appendectomy at 24 wks!!

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 638286 10:29 pm
by fiona
Well that plain just ain't fair! Are you allowed pain meds?

I hope you feel better soon.

Re : Appendectomy at 24 wks!!

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 638286 5:12 pm
by pld0804
Wow, what an experience for you! I'm glad it ended up not being pregnancy related and that you're okay.

Re : Appendectomy at 24 wks!!

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 638286 3:13 pm
by Guest
Wow,

I can't believe what some women have to go through while being pregnant! I think that every person in the world should be constantly honouring their mom and practically bowing at her feet! (LOL) [:D] Okay, that may be a stretch, but you know what I mean.

Good luck with the remainder of the pregnancy. I hope that it is BORING.

Re : Appendectomy at 24 wks!!

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 638286 9:17 am
by aggie95mom
Well that's certainly not something one expects while pregnant :) I do hope you are feeling better soon. That's great news on your BPs and labs. I hope the next 16 or so weeks are boring in comparison.

Re : Appendectomy at 24 wks!!

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 638286 8:28 am
by heather100
Oh, wow. That sounds horribly painful in itself muchless WHILE pregnant. Yikes. I hope you feel better soon.

Hooray for good BP and labs!!! Maybe that will be the most eventful part of your pregnancy!

Re : Appendectomy at 24 wks!!

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 638286 6:46 am
by heather j
Ick, not me, and that sounds just terrible! Do you have some help around while you're recovering? Hope you start feeling better soon!

Appendectomy at 24 wks!!

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 638286 5:59 am
by mom2chloe
Well, I thought after the PE/HELLP pregnancy that this one would be easy...Boy was I wrong!

I went into L&D on Sunday night with pain in my right side, slight fever and some nausea...About 6hrs later, I was on the board for an appendectomy early Monday morning. Went in to the OR, and out came my little appendix! [:)]

The pregnancy is good, after all that. [:D] BP is better than ever...maybe because I have been in bed for 4 days, and all lab values are good. My peri came in and said that this was just an isolated medical issue, not a pregnancy thing. I could have had this at any time, being pregnant had nothing to do with it. (I guess that is comforting)

I have to be honest though, it hurts! Since teh incision is higher and you have to general anesthesia, I am really in a lot of pain. Way more than the C-Section. Maybe, because after the Csection, you have places to go- like to see a baby! But ugh on this recovery!

Anyone out there had their appendix out while pregnant?