Exactly, I also knew this. That’s why I asked what surgery he postponed. Appendicitis should be treated immediately.I'm confused. I don't understand how one is able to postpone appendix surgery! My understanding is that can be life threatening if it bursts (ruptures).
Why is a ruptured appendix life threatening?
A ruptured appendix could be life-threatening because "it is likely to cause massive infection of the abdominopelvic cavity.". In addition, appendicitis would require a surgical procedure to effectively remove the appendix of the body. Reaching a point where the appendix would burst could be fatal.
I'm not sure appendix surgery knocks anyone out for that long.I understand where he is coming from but this still sounds bad to me.
But it's a bad situation either way. Get the surgery - he may not recover from the surgery before the Olympics; Conservative treatment - he might be in a bad physical condition this entire season. Quite a dilemma.