WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus underwent surgery last week to have her appendix removed.
Stratus opened up about the appendectomy in a social media post on Sunday night, writing that she was trying to work through the pain on Tuesday until it ended up getting "pretty intense." She drove herself to the emergency room and found out that her appendix was getting ready to burst.
Stratus wrote that, though she has three new scars and one less organ, recovery hasn't been too bad so far. She noted that one takeaway she learned from the situation was to listen to your body when you aren't feeling well.
Stratus' full Instagram post is available below:
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 [poop emoji] 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
Big thanks to my OR team at @mackenziehealth!!
A seven-time Women's Champion, Stratus was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
Stratus made an appearance on WWE television when Raw was in her hometown of Toronto last month. During the appearance, Bianca Belair, Asuka, and Alexa Bliss came to Stratus' aid after she was disrespected by Damage CTRL.