- Mar 28, 2012
I just got appendicitis that came on really fast, started to feel a little bad after lunch on Friday and had the appendix out by Saturday afternoon, and the doctor said it was within hours of rupturing. Of course I was thinking what this would mean if it had happened on various trips! My guess is that I'd have made it safely out of most or all car camping trips. However, I felt bad enough rapidly enough that I'd probably not have been able to self-rescue from most backpacking trips before it burst. Scary stuff!