Thursday, 28 May 2009

The end of an Era

It has come to an end. My relationship appendix. Yes, sadly it is true. For 21 years we had no problems. We co-existed in harmony. I knew he was there, he knew I was here. I thought we'd be together forever. Until...

2005. He decided to be a bastard. I was studying at University, in the midst of deadlines and research when he decided to let himself be known. It started off as an annoying niggle. I brushed him off. He persisted. Before I knew it, he stabbed me constantly in the side. Oh the pain. The pain!

The Doc said he was rumbling, grumbling; that was all. Nothing to worry about. And so I got on with my life. I ignored the annoying niggle, the inconsistent stabs of pain. I turned a blind eye to his pleas for attention. No, I said. No! Leave me alone. Can't we go back to the way we used to be?

Sadly, we could not. And so this afternoon, we will end it. My appendix is being removed. This is why I will not be posting for a while. I need time to come to terms with my loss.

Fear not reader, I will return. Until then my lovelies. Until then...


  1. Lou, I hope that your recovery is rapid and without complications, and that you feel much better afterwards. And there is nothing silly about your post. Humor helps us to survive. You will be in my prayers.

  2. Oh wow. I'm glad you caught it, that could be dangerous. On the bright side, I've heard you lose alot of weight when you get it removed :) Woo for easy weight loss.

    I adore the way you write. Write a book- do it. now.

  3. oh!
    well, at least the procedure is planned. My brother had an emergency removal while in another country. Not good.

    take it easy while recovering. Any incision thru the midsection is no fun (I had my gallbladder taken out a couple years ago)

  4. Hope you're resting well and enjoying the time off. I almost had the same with my gall bladder while in China, but decided I wasn't going to part with any parts away from home and recovered.
    By the way, I've moved to Wordpress.

  5. Ouch! Sounds painful. Hope the operation goes smoothly and that you return safe and well!

  6. Thanks for all your lovely comments and well-wishes! It means a lot. I'm doing okay actually and Kye, yes! I have lost loads of weight, so it's a bonus! hehe :)


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