Ok, how many of you that just posted have had appendicitis, and needed an appendectomy? Any? I have.
It is a very interesting pain, and HARD to pinpoint. I woke up at 3am with a sharp pain in my stomache, and figured it was indigestion, and tried to sleep it off. Couldn't sleep much that night. I woke up in the morning and tried walking around, and doing some physical activity, figuring it would get my stomach moving or something, and work it off. It still didn't. Finally, I decided to go to the hospital as I had a lot of the symptoms of appendicitis. It took the doctors about 6 hrs to actually finally come to a firm decision and diagnosis that it was appendicitis. They can't tell for sure if it is indigestion or actually appendicitis, finally they did a CT scan and saw the inflammed appendix. I was whisked into the OR and operated on 20 minutes later, my appendix burst in the OR. Luckily, I was in the operating room when it happened, and so they were able to take care of it, however I know someone who had theirs burst and couldn't get to a hospital fro a couple hrs, and was hospitalized for over a week. Not fun.
I do understand, this was probably a pain for CX, and costly for them or their insurance company, however, how would you like to have your appendix burst in the middle of the pacific? Would you really like it? I highly doubt it. Not fun, and not good for you. Plus, when or if you do get appendicitis, it isn't something you know "oh, shit, i've got appendicitis" it's hard to figure out if it is indigestion or not. Cut this man some slack, he probably isn't a General Surgeon, and doesn't know every aspect of appendicitis, and he probably, did have some strong sharp feeling in has stomach. If you think you have appendicitis, and you're over the middle of the Pacific, you're gonna wanna land somewhere, quick, you wont want it bursting.