Friday, April 23, 2010


When I was about 12 or 13 I had appendicitis. I was reminded of this earlier this week when I heard a talk about CT scans. Now the best practice to diagnosis appendicitis is to have a CT scan. Whereas 20 years ago when I had appendicitis the doctor push on my abdomen and said "does this hurt?" and then pushed on it again "does this hurt a lot?". The speaker was making fun of the way it use to be done, and everyone laughed, but it's true. That's why I got my appendix out. It hurt a lot.

Till Tomorrow



Goofball said...

I can imagine that it was also an effective method

kim @ mommyknows said...

HA! I wonder how many appendixes were removed unnecessarily?

Patrice R Genier said...

I never had Appendicitis but yes I am amazed at how science has given us so manytools to improve our helth and quality of life. Being maried to your "teammate", helps me understand better the benefits of "seeing inside the bady.
Thank you to you and Tammy and all others who help learn and teach about helth and medical diagnostics
so that others like me can live longer and better lives.