"LoobyG" wrote:Hope he makes a swift recovery Miss Moppet - I've got a friend who is suspected of having a grumbling appendix, and the doctors are very reluctant to remove it, but it's giving her a lot of trouble
Sorry to hear that, Looby. I know how difficult it is to live with chronic pain. Why don't they want to remove it?
"MLE" wrote:Glad they caught it in time, Moppet. A friend of our had his burst, and he was in the hospital for a week, getting a peritoneal lavage (washing the innards) daily through an open incision until the bacteria count was back to normal.
Nasty! Yes, I am so relieved that they caught it in time. First case of appendicitis that I know of in our family. Apparently 7% of people get it, more males than females . Personally I will be very quick to get bad abdominal pain checked out in future!