Le Mans: Prototype Class
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Orlando(ish), FL
Re: Having the appendix removed
I had mine done several years ago. It was burst (and gangrenous) prior to the surgery, so the surgery could not be done Laparoscopicly. It was done via a incision approximately 3" long on the lower ride side of my abdomen.
The recovery time on the open surgery was a decent time. I spent 2 nights in the hospital after the surgery and it was painful to sit up or move around for about a week afterwards. Full recovery of the incision was about 3 weeks with limited exertion so the incision would stay closed.
The Laparoscopic surgery, which cover the majority of the people who get their appendix removed, recovery time is very minimal from what I understand.
08 Accord V6 6sp Coupe
SP23 Sedan - Sold 10/31/08
Totalled- 2003 Lapis Blue Mazda 6, 4/28/05