I bet if I would have scrapped this page back in February/March of this year I would have been very emotional because it was a very emotional time right after my lovely appendectomy (surgery to remove my ruptured appendix). It wasn't fun at all. But the hardest part about it was being away from Jeralyn. She did great, but I did NOT like being away from her when I stayed in the hospital. It was a short time of 5-6 days, but at the time it felt like forever. My body went through so much at the time and because of the medications, antibiotics, and just not feeling well, my body stopped producing for my nursing baby. And then all of that combined with hormones because of all of that stopping--well, I was just a mess! And then I couldn't lift her for 6 weeks! When the doctor told me that I just started crying.
But you know what? It could have been so much worse! When I was about 21 weeks pregnant I woke up in the middle of the night with extreme pain on my right side. Quent was gone and the pain was so bad that I had to hunch over when I walked. After maybe 2 days (have I ever mentioned that I'm quite stubborn?), I sent a prayer request out to family/friends and within a very short time the pain subsided. At the time I (and my doctor) attributed it to round ligament pain, but honestly, I think it was my appendix. I think it was doing something. I am so thankful that God stopped all of that and held it together for me. I don't even want to know what that would have been like to have a ruptured appendix during pregnancy. So I count my blessings!