Most of us last saw Trish Stratus on Aug. 22, when she was on Raw in her hometown of Toronto. The WWE Hall of Famer worked a segment with Damage CRTL and Women’s champ Bianca Belair, Asuka & Alexa Bliss. She even teased a match with Bayley.
We didn’t expect the next time we’d see her would be in a pre and post-op video on her Instagram. But here we are.
In her post last night (Sept. 18), Stratus reveals she took herself to the emergency room last Tuesday after about a day or so of abdominal pain. Turns out her appendix was about to burst, and the 46 year old underwent emergency surgery to remove the organ. That seems to have gone well, so Trish wanted to share that — and a bit of what she learned from the experience.
A reminder that if you ever have a nagging pain in your lower right quadrant - do go to emergency…
After a crampy 10 hour travel day on Monday I was working through the pain on Tuesday prepping for an announcement (which I will post tomorrow). I have a pretty high pain tolerance so when what I thought was cramps but ended up getting pretty intense 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.
Some takeaways - listen to your body. 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. 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.
Got 3 new scars to add to my body badges and one less organ … recovery hasn’t been too bad so far, definitely manageable. Just wanted to check in! xo
Join us in wishing the seven-time Women’s champion a complete & speedy recovery. We won’t be Stratus-fied until she’s back to 100 percent (we’d also love to see that Bayley match)!