An August Appendectomy

In August, (one month ago today)I had an appendectomy. There was very little drama involved, the doctors office visit led straight to a same day CT scan and an emergency review with the radiologist who informed me the appendix couldn't be seen but the colon was most definitely inflamed and I should go to the ER if it got worse. To the ER I went that night, to a hospital where the D Care is very good (had that going for it). They admitted me under observation, coursing enough pain medications through me to make me sick for the next 14 hours. The plan was to do another CT the next day. In observation, as I was trying not to move or vomit the admitting nurse asked a zillion questions and many of them were about the pump and the hospital " contract " to continue my pump, but use their insulin/check with their meter,tell them all boluses/set changes, etc. It wasn't a big deal to me(indeed, I'd much prefer my pump then going off on something else) so I agreed. When morning came, they sent me off for another CT&the movement from that even in the bed made me sick again. Surgeons and the PA came in again, they still couldn't see my appendix&recommended removal.(well,surgery did. I cried and told them I didn't know so they said they'd come back.) The PA came in and told me not to let surgery talk me into something I didn't want&if I got it, I should know why I was getting it and they were going to try to work on the pain and nausea regardless so protonix and ...
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