WWE legend Trish Stratus recently underwent emergency surgery after saying her appendix “was about to burst.” Last week, she had to be rushed into the operation due to serious pain in her stomach.
Status posted a video to her Instagram and detailed the scary situation. After a day full of travel, the WWE legend said she experienced a severe amount of pain in her stomach and decided to go to the hospital.
“I’m really glad I went to check it out,” Trish said on Instagram. “You know to avoid the whole dying thing.”
“I drove myself to emergency and turns out my appendix was getting ready to burst – which can be really bad if it happens and like cause death and stuff so I’m really glad I went to check it out, you know to avoid the whole dying thing,” she wrote.
She advised everyone to “listen to your body” if they were experiencing pain.
“Dr. Google told me appendicitis was pain in the lower right abdomen, so that’s why it took me a while to think it was that because at first the pain was all across my belly,” Stratus wrote. “But after getting another Dr. Google’s opinion (reading another article) I found out it will start as pain across your stomach (also was tender to touch) but as the appendix gets more inflamed the pain will migrate to the right side and continue to to get worse. And boy did it. Turns out it’s an organ that serves no function so good riddance old pal.
Surgery was successful for Stratus and she is now recovering.
“Got 3 new scars to add to my body badges and one less organ,” she said. “Turns out it’s an organ that serves no function so good riddance old pal.”
The 46-year-old retired from pro wrestling full-time in 2006.
Stratus was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.