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Monday, 16 January 2017

One Year After Surgery.

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'In surgery, the healing process begins with a cut, an incision, the tearing of flesh.'- Meredith

 It's now been a year since the day I got rushed to the hospital with a fever, nausea and extreme abdominal pain. The whole experience was like a dream; a bad dream that I couldn't wake up from. I was home for the holidays, spend my Monday with the family and was looking forward to the next day to celebrate my parent's anniversary. However, the next morning was a different story: I woke up at 3 am with agonising pain, but at that point, I kinda knew already what was going on. Yet I was also in complete denial and had spent all night on the bathroom floor. The last thing I wanted was to spoil my parents wedding anniversary due to a little bit of pain, that might not have been anything.


However, once my parents had discovered me on the bathroom floor and heard about my night they knew what was going on and I was no longer able to hide it. Unfortunately, everything went from bad to worse from the moment I entered the hospital. They listened to the diagnosis of the trainee doctor instead of what the specialist had to say and moved me to a ward instead of being prepared for surgery. I had not only ruined my parents anniversary but I was also made to believe that my pain wasn't as bad as I made it out to be and had to wait another 24 hours until they finally decided to remove my appendix, not because they thought it was an emergency but more out of 'convenience'.
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13 months after my surgery and it's still part of my daily life; from people asking about it or myself feeling it when getting changed.

During the 24h wait until the surgery I was drugged up to a point that I felt more high than sober. I was easily without food 48h and hadn't had any water for 24h, yet they still weren't in a rush to sort out my inflamed appendix. The next day came by, I had barely slept due to the pain and still wasn't even allowed any water. They continued to drug me up, which left me going in and out of consciousness - My family was there to support me which is still just a blurry memory. The day slowly came to an end until I was finally picked up for my surgery. I was once again given extreme painkillers to calm the pain which also left me with a blank memory.

My so called surgery out of convenience was actually a necessity that should have been performed hours/days ago because my appendix was no longer intact.
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I know appendicitis is a routine procedure and thousands of people are admitted to hospitals yearly to get theirs removed, but surgery is surgery and everyone deals with such an experience differently. For me recovery was intense, coming off the strong painkillers was a long and painful journey, whilst also trying to catch up with Uni work and study for exams. This is the first part of a little series I'm doing that is all about the surgery, recovery and loving yourself again with a cut in your stomach.


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FYI, It was a very cold day so please excuse my super pale skin and yes I was also wearing tights with sandals but like I said it was super cold. 




Thanks to Rosalinda for these stunning pictures!
www.rozalcazar.com
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12 comments

  1. Most important thing is that you are fine now dear and you look fabulous! Totally love your dress and shiny smile <3 <3 <3
    xoxo
    www.styleinspiratrice.com

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    1. Yes that is true! Quite ironic actually that on the day I post this my scar decided to flare up, haha! Thank you very much for the lovely words xoxo

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  2. You look amazing dear! And I'm glad to hear everything ended up okay after all the trouble you went through <3

    xoxo Sienna
    www.fashionintheair.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! xoxo

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  3. It sounds like your appendix surgery was an awful experience, really sorry to hear that! I had a similar experience with my gallbladder where I was ill for a long time with it and it kept being passed off with stress - it wasn't until the point where I was spending nights sobbing in pain on the bathroom floor (like you!) that they finally checked it out properly and got that thing out of me! I'll be really interested to read your posts on dealing with surgery and the scarring on your stomach afterwards too - it can be hard to deal with!
    On the positive side, I love this outfit - the dress is gorgeous fit on you! And I don't blame you for wearing tights with sandals right now :D

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    1. That doesn't sound very nice either! It's a shame when they don't believe you and treat it like if it was nothing, doesn't exactly help the situation! Do hope you are all good now and everything is sorted and I really appreciate the kind words :) especially regarding the scar many say just get on with it, I don't actually find it that easy and it's so different when looking at myself now to see a reminder of such an awful experience - I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger is true in a case like this :D xoxo

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  4. My brother had the similar experience years ago for appendix and it was really intense..it was the night before we leave for a Tennis camp on the mountain..so I left alone because he was in the hospital.
    I'm sorry you had such a bad experience!

    XOXO

    Cami

    Paillettes&Champagne

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    1. Because it's a routine surgery many forget that it can still be intense, especially when it's not keyhole! Oh no, such a bad timing as well, hope you still won! xoxo

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  5. Best thing is that you're doing alright now! And you're looking gorgeous as always :D

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  7. You poor thing, so sorry to hear about your surgery and it makes me so angry that they did it out of convenience even though you really needed the surgery! Doctors will never cease to amaze me with their stupidity! I had something similar in my third year of uni, I had been sick since I was 16 and the doctors kept telling me there was nothing wrong with me, it got to the point where I couldn't eat properly, was sick all the time and had no energy at all. Only when I was at my worst point did they decide to do something! Grrr xx

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