They don't really know what exactly what the appendix is for, while I was looking around at stuff for this post I saw the general theory that is does nothing. I also read that it may be used to house excess good bacteria to flush through your system when you need it. (which makes more sense to me than having a useless body part)
Anyhow, appendicitis is when your appendix becomes inflamed and you need to have it surgically removed. (Ouch!) According to my research, (which consisted of Google and a bunch of stories people wanted to tell me about themselves or family members) people statistically suffer from appendicitis attacks most between 10 and 30. Today is my 32 birthday, I had my a week yesterday. (I just never could be a statistic)
I couldn't get the symptoms right either, I didn't get a fever till RIGHT before they took me into surgery and at that point I had already been at the hospital for 12 hours. Just a really, really bad pain in my side.
So now my A post is out there, and we know why I dropped my theme this year. (cause my brain is still a little foggy) I look forward to the Challenge. Happy A-Z Everyone!
|Picture of a stuffed appendix, because really? Why does this even exist?|