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A Gongey is a special being. Having been created in the fiery furnaces of hell...wait...let me start over.
Back when collars were huge and pants were in the shape of bells I was born. The year was 1977. After 10 long months of gestation I was ready to join the world and make my contribution.
This blog is a record of my life. Good, bad and generally mundane!

Here is a recap of my EXCITING, FUN FILLED weekend!

It was a cold and stormy night, the trees were creaking and groaning with the strain of the wind.Oh wait that’s another story.  Here is the real one:  Wednesday afternoon while at work I had a pain on my right lower side which I thought was just gas. So I had dinner and the pain went away. I had this pain before about 3-4 years ago, but I just walked it off(duh),  so I didn’t think too much of it. Thursday I wake up and get to work, around 11am my side starts to hurt again. So I tried to ignore it by working, but it steadily got worse. So I walked into Susan’s(my Mom) office and said “I think we had better go to the hospital”.   While driving I was thinking “it’s just gas, i will get there and they will give me a super-Tums and I will be done”.

So we check in the Triage nurse runs my vitals and takes my info, and we wait.  15 minutes later I get called back to the emergency room and set on a bed.  They ask me the usual “where do you hurt” questions and take more information.  During this time I get about 3 different nurses/admins, each time a new nurse comes in she asks me if I am allergic to anything.  Which I tell I am, Penicillin and Sulfa.  They take my blood and and attach the IV tube.  At this point I am thinking “oh crap why did they hook me up with an IV tube?”.  After the IV tube they get me back to the CT Scan and scan my lower abdomen.  I get wheeled back out and wait on the bed again. About 10 minutes after the scan the doctor comes back in and says it’s a pretty pronounced appendicitis.  “Oh Sheisse!” I think as I stupidly ask if it will just go away.  He gives me a dumbfounded “are you serious” look and tells me no.  Five minutes later a surgeon comes in and tells me all about the surgery(Laparoscopic Appendectomy) and they wheel me back to pre-op. After the scan all this took place in about a 30 minute time span, super fast.  During pre-op another nurse asks me if I am allergic to anything, I tell her yes while wondering why they don’t write this down.  She exclaims “oh! I better get you an ‘Allergy’ band!”.  Great! Here I am in 10 minutes from surgery and they barely know I am allergic to Penicillin and Sulfa!  So all the time I am getting strapped down to the operating table I think I reminded them 3 or 4 times I am allergic to Penicillin and Sulfa, my confidence is failing as I get closer to going under, yikes!  But I also reminded them that I don’t want any collagen BUT I DO want pectoral implants.  I don’t think they heard me because my pecs aren’t any bigger.  🙁  They do the “scope” surgery, pulling the appendix out through my belly button. When I recover enough from waking up they tell me I had had appendicitis before and it scarred up and attached itself to the lining of my body! Doh! So my original question to the doctor asking if it will go away was a valid question!!!  HAHA you dumb doctor! I guess I was lucky it didn’t burst the last time I had it. Plus I was a rare case where the appendix grows up instead of down. It’s funny too, because on the 8th of this month I had scheduled a Dr’s. appointment to figure out why I was having a pain in my lower chest for the past year and a half. Well, now I know what the pain was. My appendix attached to my body lining.

Oh let me point out that during recovery at the hospital I had the fear of Sue put into me!  I just remember her making Ashley and Scott get up and walk during their hospital stays.  So I made a pro-active effort to get up(at least) and try to walk before she got down to me!  I didn’t walk but I did get up, almost passing out in the process!  That was about 5 hours after the surgery, I think I just pushed too hard.  When she finally came down I had mentally prepared myself for pain, plus I had the nurse give me a pain killer :D.  She walked me and everything turned out fine…phew!

Pictures will be posted soon.  I keep saying that but I keep forgetting to post them!

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34 Responses to Appendicitis Fun!

  1. ok I so know what you are talking about here! My were removed 7 months ago! and can I say I love what you have done with the banner of this blog it is so fun! I think this time out of work has given you the time to work on things that you dont normal get to!! Kinda nice for those who visit Sucks for you…in a way!

  2. Gongey says:

    Hehe thx! I don’t have any pics of you or else I would have added them as well. I guess it’s time to start sorting my pictures!

  3. Redneck Gongey says:

    Dont feel bad, my picture is not on the banner neither. It has been such a long time since I had my appendix out but I still remember the PAIN of having to walk after.

  4. Brian I survived last night! lol

  5. Gongey says:

    Haha! Hopefully it was just gas!

  6. mommy gongey says:

    Are you feeling better now?

  7. mommy gongey says:

    by the way I like the oldies pics you’ve got goin on in your header!

  8. Gongey says:

    Thank you, there are about 6 different images. I tried to put in all the people who have affected my life. I have more but I can’t find the right pics of other people.

    Yes I am feeling better. Still tender/sore but I am ambulating a lot better.

    I am using my word of the day; ambulate. lol!

  9. Undead gongey says:

    That was the longest post on this whole thing haha.
    not even a picture to take up 45.88889% of it.
    i just realized how long its been since the Header thing has been working.. yay.
    I’m Really glad i dont have any memory of being in the Hospital besides visiting people.
    i hate hospitals.
    it smells weird…

  10. mommy gongey says:

    ambulate…….cool!!!!! Hey look it’s a picture of the fabulous 5. (Me shel jill ryan and brian) COOL!

  11. I rememeber the pain but I got up alot ofter mine they were suprized but those were little holes compared to the c-section I had 2 months earlier!

  12. Gongey says:

    Yeah c-sections don’t sound fun. They basically dis-embowel you!?! Yikes!

  13. Undead gongey says:

    HEY!!! GUESS WHAT?!?

  14. Gongeylittle says:

    You saw a monkey at the store? (A.K.A Brian)

  15. Gongey says:

    You have a drivers license?!?!

  16. Gongey says:

    I don’t know for sure I just made a guess! lol

  17. Undead gongey says:

    No dont get my drivers liscense untill march. No I did not see the Monkey at the store. haha,
    I Just asked this kid to Sadie’s!! i had the best idea to ask him too!

  18. cool what did you do????

  19. Undead gongey says:

    I got a Container of butter (like Betty crocker stuff)
    and had him look through the butter for the question and when he realized there wasnt anything in it I gave him a Huge bag of Popcorn that said “Just thought i’d butter you up before popping the question.”
    i still havent gotten his response yet though!
    its all fun…
    after awhile he got really attached to the butter during Orchestra ….. Hahah it was funny

  20. mommy gongey says:

    Thats a good one Undead!!!!!

  21. that is a good one!!!!

  22. Undead gongey says:

    thanks = )
    Now i just have to wait a long four day weekend to hear his answer!

  23. Gongeylittle says:

    Haha, i just might steal that for sweethearts. (like id even go)

  24. Undead gongey says:

    you really should haha. It’d be way fun.

  25. you should You would have fun!

  26. I agree school dances are the best memories from High School. I was always so scared and shy to ask a guy but I was brave and ended up having a blast. Ashley your such a hottie tottie that you will make a guy so happy if you ask them.
    Sydney that is awsome way to ask a guy out. Is he a good friend or is he someone you don’t know very well?

  27. Undead gongey says:

    he’s a friend, He plays the cello in my orchestra
    He’s a cool kid, very funny
    he’s such a weird though!

  28. weirdo’s are cool! Is that how you spell your name?

  29. Well what do you call our family if you dont call them wierd???? I say wierd is OK!!!

  30. Undead gongey says:

    Definately! I dont love the people who arent weird or different!
    were you talking to me about spelling my name?
    if so its spelled Sydnee

  31. wow this conversation just totally stopped!!!!

  32. Undead gongey says:

    sad…. hmm…. lets talk about….
    Belgium waffles =D

  33. Redneck Gongey says:

    Waffles with lots of strawberries and whipped cream mmmmmmmm
    now I need to get down south so I can get to a Waffle House

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