One day, I began having pain in my lower abdomen, and I just ignored it. I thought it was just gas or something. When it kept coming and going for days, I still didn't go to the doctor. After several days of off-and-on pain, I got a shooting pain that wouldn't go away, and I suddenly just knew I had something very wrong with me. I had to call an ambulance because no one was home. I am lucky I was able to get to the phone, because I was told my appendix had burst and I needed immediate surgery. I then spent weeks in the hospital recovering and was told I could have died from the infection if I hadn't made it to the phone. My lesson to you is never ignore pain! I created this blog to share my story and I hope I help others by sharing!