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Chronology of an Appendectomy

Well…that’s the appendix gone. From start to finish, it was less than twenty-four hours. A blind-ending tubular structure arising from the cecum is no more, and I am reliably informed that it will not grow back. 1,077 more words

What knowledge do ordinary people need to know about appendicitis?

In surgery, there is a major type of disease called acute abdomen, all with acute abdominal pain for the onset of the disease. Appendicitis is one of them. 640 more words


Being On Hold

A seemingly healthy man, in his thirties, needs an emergency appendectomy. When the surgeon goes in, he sees that this healthy man’s appendix is perforated. This won’t be a simple procedure, and he won’t be “closed up” after the surgery. 294 more words


Mental Health Awareness Letters - 3rd May 2018

As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I had an idea to write a letter each day to a person, or group of people that have had an impact on my own personal health.

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Mental Health

Take One

So it’s December 2017. I’ve made the decision to take the first steps in starting my weight-loss journey (again!). I have thought about it and researched for 6 months, talked to close family friends that have had the same thing, and listened to their experiences to try and get some answers on just what it is that I am getting myself into. 1,357 more words


My Operation Story (Part 2 of 3): What I learned

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to read my narration on the first part of this blog series. To those who haven’t read it yet, you may want to read it first… 2,051 more words


more updates

Hello! A lot has happened since I last wrote anything. It’s a really fun story. I’d like to go in order so we’re going to move from the negative to the positive. 1,060 more words