Carrie Ann Inaba has a month of recovery ahead of her after undergoing emergency surgery last week—and she couldn’t be happier about it.
The Dancing With The Stars The judge took to Instagram on Friday to tell fans and followers that he is lucky to be alive and happy to hear everything after enduring stomach pains that required him to get help soon.
Inaba, who spent four days at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, also opened up about his illness—a serious case of gangrenous appendicitis—and pleaded with others not to miss the warning signs.
“Special shout out to the wonderful staff of doctors, nurses and assistants at @cedarsinai for taking such good care of me. 💕💕💕🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼” Inaba wrote in a post with a video of her in her hospital bed. “I had emergency surgery last week and although it has been very painful, I also know that it is a gift to feel this pain. I realized after talking to my doctor that it could have been much worse. ”
As Inaba explained in his message, appendicitis can come on quickly and “absurdly.”
“And when you’re in a lot of pain, the last thing you want to do is go anywhere,” said the 55-year-old, who also has multiple autoimmune diseases. including Sjögren’s Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia. “And when you have an autoimmune disease, you often have strange situations that no one can explain or help you. Sometimes, you try to wait, like I did.”
Then he added, “I made a mistake.”
Inaba met a lot Symptoms of appendicitis are listed on the Cedar-Sinai website, such as stomach upset and “violent” vomiting. Medical professionals emphasize that the best course of action when showing symptoms is to contact a medical professional or “go to your nearest emergency room.”
But a Dancing With The Stars publicist admitted he was hesitant to do so.
“I could have gone to the point where I couldn’t stand without being in a lot of pain… but to be honest I didn’t want to leave. my babiesand I got used to the pain – I thought I should stop it,” he remembers.
Encouraging others not to do the same thing again, Inaba wrote, “please see because it can be very difficult.”
She wrote a post with many congratulations to the doctors who cared for her, telling them, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone at @cedarsinai for the great care. If I had to, I would come back to you. Fortunately, my appendix won’t bother me anymore. 🙏🏼💕 #byebyeappendix #appendicitis #health #autoimmunedisease”
The comments that followed his postwhether they are fans or friends The price of DWTS talent, such as Derek Hough and Alfonso Ribeiro, repeated the same words: “Get well soon!”