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Post  reddog on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 12:39 pm

On Wednesday my wife rushed me through to emergency at 8pm after I had a bad gut ache since lunch time that day. I initially thought it may have been something I ate or maybe I was a bit backed up. I got admitted straight away and the appendix ripped out lunchtime Thursday. I can't stand hospotals for long and I hate needles, so I managed to get out of there 9am Friday as I wasn't using any pain meds. Weird thing is that I packed on over 3Kgs from my normal 85Kgs. I've felt pretty bloated and only today is my weight starting to normalise and I am feeling a little less bloated. For those that have had your appendix ripped out, how long was the recovery process? I can't pick up anything heavy and my 4 year old son just wants to play with Dad at home. My lovely wife has been loking after me and telling me off for moving about too much. I'm getting sick of the commonwealth games coverage and there's no motorsport on this weekend Sad

I might head out the shed and see if there is something to do which doesn't include lifting anything. One of my saws needs a clean and sharpen Smile
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Post  Hammy on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 1:11 pm

Think I was about 16 or 17 when I had mine out. Don't remember much about the recovery. Sorry. Think I was a little tender for a short while.
Rest up Reddog.  Won't be long.

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Post  paul on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 1:35 pm

I had mine out after a long time with peritonitis ( perforated appendix ) ............Quack doctor said it was wind  Evil or Very Mad . I was only 8 or 9 at the time , so medical procedures have improved somewhat since then . Just do what the Doc. says , & you will be fine ' & fighting fit before you know it . Very Happy

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Post  reddog on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 2:35 pm

My South African doctor said You'll be right boy, you can go home Smile  didn't even prescribe any antibiotics, my wife hunted him down before I got out of there. Getting around ok ATM, the staples come out Monday week. This would have been better if I was a kid. At 36 it's slowing me up a bit, but got that chainsaw cleaned up at least.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 4:07 pm

My older teenage daughter had hers out in an emergency at the start of the Sep school holidays a few years ago. She recovered in time for school to start so it was only 2 weeks or so. Good luck mate.

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Post  Bosco15 on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 4:48 pm

You're supposed to be layed up on the lounge eating ice cream.  
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Post  Hammy on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 5:52 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:You're supposed to be layed up on the lounge eating ice cream.  
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Post  Bosco15 on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 9:19 pm

Eeww. Laying up on the lounge eating tonsils!!!!
You must have had tough love growing up,  Hammy. 

I stub my toe, it's an excuse to eat ice cream.

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Post  reddog on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 9:59 pm

Ice cream sounds good especially since I'm not allowed any beer just yet Sad

Funnily enough my last name is a brand of ice cream, I believe they are owned by the yanks these days
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Post  Bosco15 on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 6:17 am

Mr Reddog Whippy.  Razz 

sorry mate. Hope all this hilarity isnt hurting your guts. 
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 10:49 am

Gday Reddog, Sorry to hear your in for a service at the moment. The brother in law had his appendix out 3 weeks ago and said he was good to go after a fortnight. in fact after 2 weeks he was back playing state league basketball, he did however say he was sore afterwards. He had keyhole surgery that left him with 3 puncture wounds. Was yours the same or the old fashioned way like when I had mine out?
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Post  reddog on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 10:54 am

I have to hold my side for any laughing, coughing or sneezing. You forget how much you use your abdominal muscles. If I get caught off guard with a joke it bloody hurts Sad

My 4yr old son loves watching MrTs worlds greatest fools. ATM I can not partake Smile
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 11:00 am

I remember laughing hurt. When I was in hospital a mate came to visit and I said please don't make me laugh to which he replied, " Why was the sand wet? Because the seaweed." It was 30 years ago and Ive never forgotten it, I had the giggles so bad. Sorry.
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Post  reddog on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 2:53 pm

Haha.. Thats like my 4yr old son Joshuas joke.

Why did the Mushroom go to the party?

He was a Fungi

Very Happy

This and broken ribs are very similar. Except broken ribs sleeping is probably a bit more painful as you can only lay on the side without the break
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Post  BanditDave on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 3:54 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:Mr Reddog Whippy.  Razz 

sorry mate. Hope all this hilarity isnt hurting your guts. 
Get well soon.


Just in case Bosco got it wrong, I forced myself to look up Wikipedia regarding ice cream brands.

Of the 100 brands, I felt two stood out but may also be incorrect.

Reddog Golden Gaytime and Reddog Lick Me I'm Delicious

Personally, I think Reddog Whippy is more likely.

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Post  reddog on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 5:51 pm

You got me with golden Gay time Smile

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Post  Kiwisteve on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 6:45 pm

Cool, you lot still got the old truck?  Razz 

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Post  reddog on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 9:08 pm

No. But the local factory is about 50kms in Brunswick WA. 

I'll take a photo next time
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Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 9:18 pm

I almost feel like I`m missing out on something.

I didn`t think it was that common a thing, but going by the response from everyone, its bound to happen sooner or later.

Rest up mate.

Oh...by the way, why no beer?   your not on anti`s, and....and, I`ve got no other reason why you can`t have a special dream induced by alcohol?
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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 9:21 pm

Here's some useless information. Peters was originally known as "Peters' Arctic Delicacy Co" until about 1930.

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Post  barry_mcki on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 12:25 am

My old man used to work for Peters in Brisbane back in the 60's.  I remember for each of us kids for our birthday he would bring home an ice-cream cake packed in dry ice, them were the days.   Smile

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Post  reddog on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 10:10 am

I can remember eating cheese off the conveyor belt at the Peters factory when we went there on a school excursion. 

@MtBeerwah consider yourself lucky mate. One of the lads on ASB mentioned his burst and he then got blood poisoning. It isn't an overly nice experience. It's the first time under the knife in my 36 years not counting wisdom teeth removal. 

So far things are going much better. The pain is subsiding, I just have to remember not to overdo it.
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Post  Bosco15 on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 11:48 am

Are you sure you haven't got the not too uncommon "Extended Recovery Time Syndrome" or ERTS
Usually characterised by outbursts of "Ooo, it erts! It erts!"
Treatment includes rest and moderate doses of amber pain killing fluid. 
Recovery has been known to take up to six weeks.

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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 11:55 am

@reddog wrote:I can remember eating cheese off the conveyor belt at the Peters factory when we went there on a school excursion. 

@MtBeerwah consider yourself lucky mate. One of the lads on ASB mentioned his burst and he then got blood poisoning. It isn't an overly nice experience. It's the first time under the knife in my 36 years not counting wisdom teeth removal. 

So far things are going much better. The pain is subsiding, I just have to remember not to overdo it.

I had internal bleeding and suffererd septicaemia aswell. Let me tell ya, there are some things in life you want to miss out on.
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Post  Hammy on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 1:21 pm

We've gone from some poor bugger recovering from an operation, to a snotty nose, grubby fingered little school kid pinching cheese off a conveyer belt.    lol!   You just gotta love this place.    Wink

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