Wednesday, September 27


I have a pain in my side. Around about where my appendix would be. I am not sure what this is all about. I don't want to call the doctor but I am afraid I am going to have to. I have been feeling a bit nauseous after eating over the past week or so but nothing serious. I just thought maybe I was fighting to not get a stomach bug. Of course not bad enough to make me stop eating.

But then today there is this pain. It hurts when I move certain ways and really if I push on that spot. The problem with calling the doctor is that I don't have the time. Their office isn't anywhere near where I work and isn't really near my house either. It is out of the way. Plus I would have to take time off of work. Not really into that.

So I am not sure if I should wait to see if it goes away. I don't want to panic and call the doctor at every little paper cut. But I also will go if I need to.

My dilemma is how long do I wait before making the call? I don't know anyone who has had their appendix removed to even know if these are symptoms. My fear is if it is and it bursts then I am screwed. UGH.


Chelsea said...

Lauren, if it gets to where you can not stand up because it makes you double over, that is when you for sure want to head to the doctor or urgent care. I have had my appendix out. At first it just hurt then came the sharp pain and doubling over, if you have a fever as well as the pain, don't wait, call the doctor, the worst they are going to say is it sounds like the flu. Do you have a nurse line you can call? Or speak with a nurse at your doctors office to help you make the decision on whether you need to be seen? Hope something in that all helps a bit...

Lauri said...

better be safe than sorry..... get yo butt to thee doctors straight away sistah