Originally Posted by GotGarlic
I had mine removed several years ago. One bad attack was all it took and my GI doctor recommended it come out. Surgical methods are quite advanced now; I had to have an "open" surgery for this, but the incision was only about three inches long. When my mom had hers out in the '90s, there was a long scar going diagonally across her abdomen.
I am fine now. But this is my second bout. They first one, they ended up doing CPR on me. Yeah, it is time to remove it.
The least thing I am worried about is a scar. Between the open heart surgery and the gastric surgery, I have a scar that runs from my scapula bone all the way down to my nether. Then there is the scar from the hysterectomy. Oh yeah, the one from the abscess that developed into a small tumor.
You know, the funny thing is my frying pan is gathering dust every since the first bout.