Last 10 April 2006, I had my first operation (not including the circumcision). I had my apendix removed. It was 2:00AM, I got up to turn off the electric fan. I noticed I had a weird tummy feeling. I thought it was just a gas spasm. I usually have gas spasm when I leave the electric fan on for the rest of the night.
I went down to drink some soda. It helps me in burping. But, nothing happened, the pain was still there. I took a cup of coffee, nothing happened. I went back to my room and poured some ointment on my tummy. I was trying to massage it a little bit, hoping that the gas would go up to my esophagus.
It was 4:00AM and my tummy hurt so much. I went down to the Infirmary, hoping people would give me something to ease the pain. My doctor was called and had a suspicion I wasn't only experiencing gas pain.
While waiting for the first set of medicine to take effect, I vomitted most of the food I ate the night before. It was so painful, especially when there was nothing to vomit anymore.
8:00AM. Robbie was observing me in the office. He was trying to push some parts of my tummy. And it was then I realized that my right side was hurting. They tried to raise my right leg and it was painful. This was the time, that I thought I might have an acute apendicitis.
While this was going on, I was cursing my doctors, Robbie and Atoy, for not giving me any pain killers.
They finally transported me to The Medical City at 9:00AM. They asked for a CBC and a Urinalysis. When UTI was ruled-out and blood results indicated an infection, they immediately admitted me in.
They scheduled me for a 3:00PM surgery. I went into the pre-operating room at 2:30PM. I had my first sedative at 2:45PM and finally my spinal anesthesia at around 2:50PM. They operated on me until 4:30PM. I knew because I was partially aware when they transferred me from the operating table to the stretcher. From then on, I was in the recovery room until 8:00PM. Fr. Jboy and my nurse was there to greet me.
That was how I got my first time. Now, I'm back here in LHS, I'm still in deep pain!
(to be continued)