I went to the emergency room last night with appendicitis and had my appendix removed this morning around 1:30 a.m. Surprisingly, they have already let me come home and I’m doing pretty well as long as I take the pain medicine. This was a laparoscopic surgery, so I have three small incisions. One actually goes through my belly button and they repaired a small hernia that I had there, too. A real “two-for-one special”, as the doctor called it. As you can tell from the picture, my belly is still quite swollen (and freshly shaven).