I was having awful pain in my abdomen that started around midnight Wednesday night. I thought it was just gas, but no med relieved it. Around 3am I drove to the 24 hour pharmacy to get Gas X which didn’t relieve it. I decided to go to the ER and am glad I did. Turned out I had appendicitis. They did emergency surgery Wednesday afternoon.
I was terrified of the surgery because of my fear of the anesthesia. The anesthesiologist reassured me and gave me something for the anxiety.
I was really surprised I didn’t become psychotic with being awake more than 24 hours. I faced my fear and am glad I did because the doctor said I was hours from my appendix rupturing. Now I’m just very sore so ice and pain meds are my new friends.
The moral is to listen to your body.