I guess I should continue where I left off, huh?
I went to the GI specialist on Tuesday. He was pretty sure it was appendicitis. He thought that the appendix may have even burst and I’d been walking around with a burst appendix. He sent me for scans on Wednesday morning. Upon seeing the scans I was sent straight to the Emergency Department at BroMenn for surgery.
If you are wondering how a person walks around with a burst appendix, it is a good question. Here is the story of Martha Little, news director for WBUR. She lived with a burst appendix for weeks!
The appendix had not ruptured so they were able to do the surgery laparoscopically and was in the hospital overnight. I cannot praise the nursing staff enough. They took good care of me…and got me home quickly where my wife could continue caring for me.
I’m doing well, now. I’m in some pain, but I have medicine to help with that. I’m being well-cared-for and my church is in good hands. My wife and other clergy are covering for me while I recover, but my congregation is amazing and I can also count on the people of the church to make sure everything and everyone is cared for while I am gone!