Friday, June 19, 2009

I can't sleep

I've had a strange couple of weeks. I went to a doctor coz I thought I had gastric but who has gastric for 5 or 6 days straight? I've never had such a thing.

She gave me a 3 day course which I finished but I still had cramps which sometimes made me double over at certain points in the day. I've never experienced ANYTHING like this and I've been eating well so I was really quite disturbed.

I went to a stomach specialist yesterday and he has diagnosed me with appendicitis. I was taken aback. I didn't see it coming and I'm going to be hospitalised in the morning for surgery. It took a while for all this to sink in when the doctor said I need an operation.

Whoa, slow down. I asked the doctor "But why am I not on the floor crawling around? This has been with me for 2 weeks! I'm in pain and 24/7 discomfort, yes but not agony"

Turns out, I don't have the usual kind of appendicitis called "acute". Or I wouldn't be writing to you now ;) This is chronic appendicitis which is quite rare and the pain is prolonged over a period of time. It is more dangerous than the normal "acute" kind coz it's hard to detect it. I mean, I've been functioning for 2 weeks. Even did a magazine shoot yesterday. So the problem with chronic appendicitis is people think they have gastric but they don't and it can go on and on for ages but if the appendix ruptures, shudder, it can even be fatal.

So I can't take that risk. Surgery it is *groan* Please wish me luck. I can't wait for this to be over.

Well, that's why I can't sleep. Can't eat or drink water either before the op. So I thought I'd blog.

If we have a soul, I wonder where "it" goes under general anasthesia? Well, if I have any ideas tomorrow and I'm not too drugged out after my operation, I'll def let you know, nightey :)





24 comments:

XANABIOTICX said...

i had my acute tonsillitis surgery sometime in march 2007, i survived it and so will you! my soul came to my face first thing when i woke up from the general anesthesia, all excited. my head was extremely heavy and i felt numb, i couldn't thing straight and my soul was jumping around saying "look! look! isn't it amazing! you have tubes poked into your skin!" if you have a naughty soul like i do, i think it'll do the same thing. roaming around in the operation theater in, bedazzled by the tech. :) good luck!

Husen said...

Good luck! And after, let us where know you "went" :)

renaye said...

really?? it's appendicitis?? it's quite disturbing to me because i sometimes have gastric for a week for no reason at all. and i usually attribute it to stress and lack of sleep. but after reading ur post, it makes me think twice! because i never visit doctors if i have gastric for a week. i would just stay at home and sleep but sometimes the pain is so.. i'm in agony till i feel like i'm going to die from this pain.

oh well i will visit the doctor if i have gastric the next time. i want to live long!

get well soon!

Hayley said...

take care jojo.

Tekkaus said...

Wow! You have acute and concealed type appendicitis? Thanks goodness you went for the check.

You'd better have a good rest. get well soon Jojo. Take care.

Igniz said...

everything's gonna end up alright:)
i believe in you (and the doctor):)

freddy boy said...

good luck with the appy tomorrow!! u dont need the appendix anyway..yea your lucky it didnt rupture (open) bacially all your bacteria from your gut in your clean body, would have made u septic..not good..anyway have a good rest the road to recovery is uphill but worth it for more days of living life!!! your young youll recover in notime jojo..lmk if u need anything :)

Good.Girl.Herself™ said...

Take care Jojo.

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Mat`amiT said...

take care, hope everything goes well

IHSAN KHAIRIR said...

take care and hope the surgery goes ok

sicKo^ said...

I believe everything gonna be fine. Just take good care of yourself & GET WELL SOON :)

Niz Ariff said...

i had mine removed back in 1998. still remember had a terrible stomach ache one night but i thought it was just a normal stomach pain. went to see a GP he said it might be food poisoning (yeah rightt..food poisoining konon). it was so painful until i javascript:void(0)got tired of rolling all over on my bed until i felt asleep. the pain didnt go away after i woke up hours later. went to see the specialist that night (i think it was morning by then) n was diagnosed with appendicitis.

later i really understand when my science teacher said the pain of appendicitis is just ranked second after the pain of a lady delivering a baby..oh boyy..

u'll be fine jo2. do update us later on your operation.

Black said...

i hope you'll be fine sunshine...

Sy said...

Wishing u a quick recovery. =)

Adrian said...

Get well soon.

jre said...

Don't WORRY..you'll be FINE.

Suying said...

good luck with ur operation!!! and get well soon! =)

mustaffa said...

wishing u all the best & speedy recovery.imagine all the fun thing we miss when feeling sick.when we feel the wind we cant see it.when ur heart broken it feel heavy inside.scientist takes thing and split apart into matter.1st a bunch of molecule.atom.proton.neutron.
electron.they were able to cut it .deeper.muon.meson.neutrino.positron.
guess what it like, peeling onion.soul is quantized energy we cant classified yet.imagine us as a battery.
we got the
casing=our body.
rod+chemical=internal organ. volt=soul.
we need to recharge=sleep
the rod can get broken when applied to much pressure.there fore we need to take care of the casing,innards & get energized.thank u very much.that all lesson for today.c u next time.

Jojo Struys said...

Renaye, there's nothing normal about having gastric for a week. I seriously think you shd check yourself out.

Chronic appendicitis is confused with gastric or even stress and it's very dangerous coz if you leave it untreated or you don't know about it, it can rupture. If it does, it can be fatal.

You might've just had gastric but don't take the risk. If you have gastric next time, get a course of gastric medicine right away. If u don't respond to it, then it's something else. Could be what I had. Pls take care, Jojo

Jojo Struys said...

oh, guys on where i went, no idea. It was just a blackout when I was gassed. When my eyes opened, i was already being wheeled out and it was over...

Thank you for all your comments guys. Really. And look after yourselves coz hospital operations aren't fun...I'm glad I'm out :)

Anonymous said...

Take it wasy Jojo. its a simple operation and u will be up & running in no time.

Anonymous said...

Hello..Jojo,

i hope when u read this message that you hav had ur operation, and everything went well as expected.

in my religion, we say 'Alhamdulillah' coz when God hav given you ample time to know of wat is coming in advance, and you can tackle the issues head-on... :)

Take Care..Jojo, and hope you hav a speedy recovery...


SERI MANGALELA

Anonymous said...

good luck gal

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