“ARE YOU ASIAN?…”
I could have never guessed that after deciding to become a blogger my life would become more and more of an open book. And for those of you that know our family personally you know that we are quite the opposite in everyday life. Nonetheless, what happened to my husband who is of South Asian descent this past Christmas is something we had to share and is of the upmost importance for any person of Asian descent to know about. Please share this with your family and/or friends.
LESSONS IN GENETICS AND ETHNIC VARIATIONS
On Christmas morning my husband found himself with a continued fullness/tightness in his abdomen area. He told me that he felt like he had just drank gallons of water. In addition, there was a sharp and ever present pain on his lower right hand side. He figured he was just tired, dehydrated, and jet-lagged since he had just got back from London for work. So after we opened gifts he rested and took some Ibuprofen.
In the early evening, I nudged that we should go the ER because his symptoms were still present. However, my husband, is not one to quickly jump up to go to the hospital. Instead he began to research his symptoms and presumed that he might have appendicitis. By midnight, the tightness and pain on his right side was still there and had now been greeted with chills. At my continual wifely urging we headed to the E.R. I had recalled how my own father had previously told me about how he had pain on his right side, and he ended up having to have an emergency appendectomy in his youth.
As we entered the ER my husband’s pain worsened. Hours later we were finally in front of the hospital doctor. After some questions, a test and gauge of the pain, and pressure around his abdomen, and its movement from left to right the doctor informed us that it was probably his appendix. And he would more than likely have to have his appendix removed.