Saturday, March 8, 2008

A letter

Dear Appendix,

Why do you trouble me so? I have never done anything to offend you. Why can't you just lay low and do your job, nothing? Why must you flare up at the most inopportune time. You know I'm supposed to be en-route to Arizona for the wedding of this beautiful couple:


Instead I'm lying in bed trying not to laugh, cough, move or breath so you won't hurt me. Yesterday I went into the doctor to have you examined. I laid on a scary, noisy bed while they tried to get good images of you. Too bad I'm so small that all my organs mesh together, so they had to pump me full of contrasting liquid through an IV (which left a nasty bruise) and through an enema. The results? Inconclusive. It's too early to tell. So now all I can do is monitor the pain you cause me and when it gets unbearable, I'm supposed to go into the ER and have you removed. To monitor this pain, I'm not allowed to use my trusty friend Advil. Or any other pain reliever. Really Appendix, this is not nice of you at all. Please don't worsen or burst until I get home from Arizona on Tuesday.

Sincerely,

Your unhappy host.

12 comments:

ekb said...

Stupid appendix. If I were there (where ever "there" is . . . Arizona? Utah?) I would tell it to leave you alone!

Annegirl said...

Jessie! Don't die! :( There are a lot of pains I can take. Abdominal pain is NOT one of them. I'm sorry.

Mike E. said...
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Mike E. said...

Jessie, this may not make you feel any better, but scientists recently found out that the appendix may indeed have a function. Hopefully this link works: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21153898/

If that link doesn't work - just google "appendix function." We hope you get better soon.

brandon & brittany said...

Jess, i'm glad you got into the doctor! try to get as much rest as you can!

Bridget and Dustin said...

I hope that you feel better. That is no fun to have and at a crazy time. Get lots of rest.

K.J. and Macie Stratton said...

I'm so sorry! Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you!

Meagan said...

Ouch! Good luck with that!

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Cheryl said...

I hope you are feeling better. I'm glad you made it home safely.

Tim and Jennifer said...

ooo sad about your appendix. We're doing great! I love to look at all of your amazing photos! If you ever need a baby to shoot, I know where you can find one :)

kels&murr said...

Jessie-
I am not sure if you will remember me or not but I know Karissa and I worked at Nordstrom for awhile anyways I came across your blog and read about your appendix and I kinda laughed because on the same exact day you posted this I got really sick and my husband took me in on Sunday morn and my appendix had to go so I was in the OR on Sunday getting it removed. Dang I know how you feel and it is horrible!!! Let me know how yours all goes! Good luck!!!
Kels