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I’m Recovering in the Hospital From Appendicitis


Just wanted to let you all know I might be posting more off-schedule these days because I’ve been in the hospital. Don’t worry guys — I’m doing well with the recovery. They actually expect me to leave the hospital in the next day or so.

Late Sunday night just before midnight I thought I was just suffering from another really bad upset stomach — until I went to an emergency room and they diagnosed me with acute appendicitis, requiring immediate surgery.

They removed my appendix early Monday morning in a very successful operation that has left practically no visible scars. The doctors did an amazing job, and the hospital here has provided excellent care — it’s as comfortable and professional as the hospitals I remember back in America.

I should be back with more articles and posts next week.

Also, if you’ve sent me anything by e-mail (such as a guest post or otherwise) just know I’m not on e-mail these days and may not get back to you until next week.

In the meantime, wishing you a wonderful weekend.

UPDATE: The hospital discharged me on Monday, June 20 and I’m feeling much better as I continue my recovery at home. Thank you so much for your care and concern — your comments warmed my heart.

45 Responses

  1. Autumn
    Autumn June 17, 2016 at 7:05 am | | Reply

    No scars? Damn. I have a pretty big one from my appendectomy when I was a kid. Nice job, doctors!

    Hope you heal up fast.

    1. Nicki Chen
      Nicki Chen June 17, 2016 at 7:12 am | | Reply

      My appendectomy scar is four inches long. (I just measured it.)

  2. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen June 17, 2016 at 7:14 am | | Reply

    Jocelyn, glad to see you looking so cheery and cute. Two laptops on your hospital tray, huh?

    Glad they caught it. Have a speedy recovery.

  3. gordon chung
    gordon chung June 17, 2016 at 9:40 am | | Reply

    i am just curious, how much would be the hospital bill ??? i hear that they have bankrupted many chinese like in usa.
    speedy recovery.

  4. Ava
    Ava June 17, 2016 at 10:06 am | | Reply

    Sorry to hear this, Jocelyn, but so glad they caught it and you’re on the road to recovery. Get well soon.

  5. Leslie
    Leslie June 17, 2016 at 1:08 pm | | Reply

    Oh no! My daughter had her appendix rupture in the fall. I am glad they diagnosed you before it ruptured. I pray you have a speedy recovery!

  6. Roberta V
    Roberta V June 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm | | Reply

    Get well soon!!

  7. Boiling
    Boiling June 17, 2016 at 5:17 pm | | Reply

    Get well soon!

  8. Marta
    Marta June 17, 2016 at 6:48 pm | | Reply

    Get well soon! On the bright side, now you have one more story to tell! 😉

  9. Maria
    Maria June 17, 2016 at 8:43 pm | | Reply

    Sending you best wishes for a healthy and quick recovery Jocelyn! I’m sure Jun is taking good care of you! 🙂

  10. AG
    AG June 17, 2016 at 9:28 pm | | Reply

    Best wish

  11. Susan
    Susan June 18, 2016 at 1:31 am | | Reply

    You look so small in that hospital bed! Glad the worst is over. You and Jun really need to take a break from all the stress soon. Be well.

  12. Svetlana
    Svetlana June 18, 2016 at 1:42 am | | Reply

    Last month my stomach hurt really badly. Turned out I needed gallbladder surgery, much to everyone’s shock.

  13. Fred
    Fred June 18, 2016 at 1:54 am | | Reply

    Take care.

  14. Heather
    Heather June 18, 2016 at 7:53 am | | Reply

    Get well soon!

  15. Traveller at heart
    Traveller at heart June 19, 2016 at 1:05 am | | Reply

    Get well soon.

  16. Cat
    Cat June 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm | | Reply

    Wishing you a speedy recovery! I’d love to hear more about your experience of going to hospital in China.

  17. Ruth - China Elevator Stories
    Ruth - China Elevator Stories June 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm | | Reply

    Wishing you a smooth recovery! Good to hear that the operation was so successful!

  18. Timo
    Timo June 20, 2016 at 12:14 am | | Reply

    Get well soon!

    Great that they found it out early enough, heard some unpleasant stories from friends over the year who all ended up with huge scars on their stomachs =/

  19. Renee
    Renee June 20, 2016 at 5:29 am | | Reply

    Feel better & best wishes!!! Routine medical care overseas can be just as good or better than the US.

  20. Jon Wong
    Jon Wong June 21, 2016 at 1:46 am | | Reply

    Just saw this. I am glad you are ok. Hopefully, you are out of the hospital by now!
    Best wishes.

  21. Wang Jia
    Wang Jia June 22, 2016 at 9:18 pm | | Reply

    Get better soon! I also have a big scar from my operation. I lost weight and my physical condition took 6 months to recover. Luckily, nowadays, it’s much smaller scar and much quicker recovery.

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