Is it normal to be paranoid about appendicitis?
I have several relatives in my extended family who have had their appendix burst and had to have surgery. I'm naturally a pretty squeamish person, but I can mostly
handle it, and try not to be a wet blanket in front of others. Although sometimes when my friends joke about Appendicitis in particular I get really grossed out and have to calm myself down. It's just the concept of it, something in my body "bursting," I find immensely disturbing. I'm afraid I may not know it's going to happen and not make it to the hospital in time. I have tried to do research on the subject but the in depth descriptions also make me uncomfortable so I have resorted to just asking my relatives about what it was like myself.
I'm sure I'll be fine and live a healthy life, I eat well, exercise and sleep well. It's just that thoughts about diseases I seemingly can't control scare me.