Two weeks ago, on Thursday, I woke up with a stomach ache. I didn’t think much of it and I just went to work, although it was, of course, annoying. I thought it might be constipation, but nothing serious. The next day was the same, still annoying, but again I went to work. Then on Friday night, I did have a lot of pain, but luckily that went away after about half an hour.

On Saturday, we had agreed to help a friend move home, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to help at all. I could hardly walk, let alone carry boxes. In the afternoon, Irene said I felt warm, and we decided to go to the hospital.

To make a long story short: from the blood test it appeared I probably had an appendicitis, so I was scheduled for operation that evening. Normally, this would have meant I could have gone home the next day, but during the operation, they found that my appendix had burst. Instead of leaving the next day, I had to stay in hospital for five days with intravenous antibiotics.

I have been home for a week now, and I’m getting better and better. I am up and about, although standing or walking still hurts after a few minutes. My appetite in hospital was really terrible, I hardly ate at all, but luckily that’s (almost) back to normal now. I’ve also started working for a couple of hours a day, and hopefully next week I’ll be able to work full days again.

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Friday, June 26th, 2009 Personal

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