Well, hello again everyone. Long time no blog! It’s been, what, four months? No…NO. It can’t be. Not four whole months!!!
Unfortunately it seems so. Sorry, guys. OK, so let’s get into my late latest blog, “Appendicitis”!
So I kind of gave it away there, but yes, I did get appendicitis. Severe apeendicitis actually. It all started on the night after my school sports day on Sunday the 12th. (More on that in my next post!) I had a really sore stomach, but that happens a lot to me so I didn’t think it was anything special. We went out to dinner with some friends; it really hurt so we headed home quickly. It didn’t get better and a threw up, like, seven times during the night. (Too much information? Sorry.) I was sick that day, which was a bummer ’cause we actually got Monday and Tuesday off, because we had school on Saturday and the sports day on the Sunday. And now my two free days were gonna be spent in bed sick!! Anyway, that night a new kind of pain infiltrated my stomach. I managed to sleep (kind of), but in the morning we went to the local Sunami hospital.
The Sunami hospital is this really cute new “general” hospital that’s a 10-minute walk away. In Japan, instead of a clinic where you can go for any sickness, you either go to an eye hospital or a leg hospital or a back hospital or whatever. So there aren’t many general hospitals around. Luckily the the people at Sunami hospital are really nice and see you for lots of things, which is handy as dad can’t be bothered driving into town to go to a hospital there. Soooooo I go there and they prod and poke and it REALLY HURTS and then I go through all these strange machines and x-rays (at a GENERAL hospital! I know, right?! I was shocked). Also, as I haven’t eaten for two days due to sickness, my fluid level is low, so they put a needle in my arm and start pumping a big bag of watery stuff into it. All this is really painful! In the end I am notified that………………..I have appendicitis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then I am whisked off to a hospital in a city called Onomichi in an AMBULANCE! Which was really cool, or would have been if I was in a better mood. Appparently we went through all the red lights and went on the other side of the road an stuff. =D (Yes, I am aware I just changed from writing in present to past tense. I’m such a grammatical rebel, you know.) Mum came with me in the ambulance. Dad drove behind, having to stop at all the lights and stuff. Poor Simon-san.
When we arrived, there were more blood testy-measury-circulaty thingys, which included needles in my arm, hand and ear! The bag of water-fluid was still pumping into my poor arm. I was wheeled into lots of different rooms and talked with the people who would do my operation, if I had to get an operation. After more scans and tests with various machines, it was decided that I had severe appendicitis and therefore had to have an operation: have my appendix removed.
The operation was at about 4pm (still on Tuesday). They gave me painkillers, also injected through a needle in my hand, and before long I was asleep, which was when they did the operation. They did it through my belly button, which means no scar. Still trying to figure out if that’s good or bad. Apparently, the went down first with a camera, then a rod or something, then some scissors, and literally just cut the appendix off. Freaky. Dad got to see the appendix, and claimed he had grown quite attached to the slimy, sausage-like thing. Hmmm, I doubt that somehow.
After the operation I came to and it really hurt. ;( Felix had come to visit me. I remember (and was reminded of) being really cranky. I spent the night in the post-operation room. The next day I was moved to an all-girls room, with a really cute bed and a TV and shelves and stuff! Adorable I tell you. (l) I read and played on my iPod and listened to music and stuff. The first day there the hospital food wasn’t so nice; the rice was this horrible porridgy stuff. But the next day it was better food. I had to have some pain-killers onWednesday, but by Thursday I was a bit better and didn’t really need them, as it still hurt a lot. An annoying thing was, I’d goten appendicitis right when I had a cough, so it was EXTREMELY HORRIBLY POOISHLY painful coughing, which I did a lot. Pain-killers didn’t help much. I’m still coughing as I write.
I had pretty good nights sleep; I read books called Eragon and a book in the Nightingale Floor series (thanks to the Kennewells!)…Unfortunately no internet . Ah, well. About the sleeps, well, actually, on Thursday night the old grannies in my room WOULD NOT stop talking for aaaages into the night! It was infuriating!!! So maybe not that good a sleep.
On Friday I was out of the hospital and home!! Where I now potter around, moaning and complaining and constantly informing people around the house that, You know, I just got my appendix out. (With strong implications.) OK, slight exaggeration, but I’m still not 100%. At least now I can say that I went to hospital, had an OPERATION due to SEVERE appendicitis…and got to miss a whole nother week of school! YAY!
So, thanks for bearing with me, folks. My next post about the sports day will be coming soon, so stay tuned! Keep reading! Love you all,
(How cool is that?!?!)