The day before Halloween, I was vomiting everything that I ate or drank. Thinking it was an extra bad bout of menstrual cramps, I stayed home, and tried to sleep it off. When the next day rolled around and the pain worsened, I decided to go to the ER. Teenaged me found out on Halloween that I'd have to have my appendix removed! Having never had any experience with surgeries before and finding out I'd need an emergency appendectomy, I was terrified. I cried but the nurses and probably the lorazepam made me feel better.