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Appendectomies - UPDATED

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Tommy_Dreamer, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Hey folks, my brother is set to have his appendix out tonight after having a really bad bout of appendicitis last night. Any of you or your family members have this done? What's the recovery rate? Aftercare procedures etc.

    Thanks for any advice or tips.
     
  2. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Re: Appendectomies

    I think that it's something you should have done by a professional.
     
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Re: Appendectomies

    No way, Oggie. Go holistic healer all the time. I know a guy.
     
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Re: Appendectomies

    Eh, get a 12-pack of beer and do it yourself. </Chef>
     
  5. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Re: Appendectomies

    Thanks for being serious.
     
  6. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Re: Appendectomies

    All I know is a few years ago a major league catcher on the team I covered had one and was the DL for 15 days and was back in action. This guy is tougher than shit, though.
     
  7. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Re: Appendectomies

    Obviously we'll be following doctor's orders here after the DOCTOR takes it out, I just didn't know if any of you people have had experience with this and I'd like to know how you dealt with it after it was out. My brother may be a big pain in the butt but he is still family.
     
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Re: Appendectomies

    Just follow the doctor's orders, and he'll be fine. It's a routine operation.
     
  9. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    Re: Appendectomies

    My son had it done at 13. There's about a six week recovery period during which there's not any lifting or heavy physical activity.
     
  10. Re: Appendectomies

    Recovery time depends on how bad the appendicitis is. I had mine taken out, and it was pretty easy. (I was surprised when they told me it had to go - not a lot of pain beforehand.) My brother's had gotten so bad it had ruptured, so he was in the hospital a little bit longer and had a longer recovery. I was O.K. within a week, although a little sore when walking. But nothing major at all. Took my brother a little longer, but again, he was fine within 10-14 days. The heavy lifting is out for a while of course...
     
  11. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    Re: Appendectomies

    That's what I was thinking. I believe that the recovery period is somewhat based on the condition of the appendix at the time they remove it. So if they didn't remove it right away last night, then I would guess that is a good thing. As far as recovery and risks, I'm pretty sure it's the same as with any procedure that requires anesthetic.

    I will have you and your brother in my thoughts. Hang in there.
     
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Re: Appendectomies

    If they do it with a scope, 3 holes, minimal recovery time.
    He'll be just fine.
     
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