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Anyone had their appendix out recently? DH's is grumbling...

(8 Posts)
PurpleWithRed Sun 19-Feb-17 09:23:39

Hi All

DH has had a few days of abdo pains that sound very much like his appendix (he's a paramedic so not just guesswork). If he needs his appendix out, what should we expect re. hospital stay/recovery time? Fingers crossed it's just wind...

PlayOnWurtz Sun 19-Feb-17 11:07:29

Depends on how serious he let's it get. I had mine removed by key hole surgery a number of years ago and the only reason I didn't go home the next day was because I had an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic. Recovery was quick too.

Floralnomad Sun 19-Feb-17 11:09:54

Someone I know had theirs out last year , home the next day and back to office job in 2 weeks .

SeriousSteve Sun 19-Feb-17 11:10:40

Had mine out in October. Surgery on the Sunday, home on the Tuesday.

TheWinterOfOurDiscountTents Sun 19-Feb-17 11:11:07

Get it seen to quick and its very fast recovery. Don't let it rupture because then you can almost die and need a month in hospital, like my DC.

PurpleWithRed Sun 19-Feb-17 14:19:57

Thanks everyone. Waiting in a&e now for assessment. Hey ho!

SeriousSteve Sun 19-Feb-17 14:31:54

Good luck!

NotMoreFootball Sun 19-Feb-17 15:38:29

I had mine out on a Tuesday, but needed an open appendectomy, home on Thursday. I was in a lot of pain immediately after the surgery but moving around well again by the following week.
I'm a SAHM but could probably have gone back to work after about 10 days as long as it wasn't something too physical!

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