Trish Stratus Reveals She Had Emergency Appendix Surgery

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Trish Stratus has revealed on social media that she was dealing with some major pain over the last week leading to emergency surgery to remove her appendix.

The last time the WWE Universe got to see Trish Stratus in a wrestling ring was on the August 22nd edition of Raw in her hometown of Toronto. Stratus got into a verbal altercation with Bayley, who was backed by Dakota Kai & IYO SKY (collectively known as Damage CTRL). While Stratus would get some backup in the form of Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka, there was definitely the tease that Stratus may be interested in having a match with Bayley at some point in the future.

Stratus had a legendary run during her full-time WWE career from 2000 to 2006 as she was the face of the women’s division that won the Women’s Championship seven times, which was a record for over a decade. In 2013, Stratus was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The last time Stratus had a match in WWE was at SummerSlam 2019 in Toronto when she lost to Charlotte Flair in what was one of the best matches of Trish’s career.

On Sunday night, Stratus wrote about how she realized she was dealing with a ruptured appendix in a lengthy post on Instagram that included a video of her at the hospital.

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 💩 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!!

Everybody here at TJRWrestling wishes the legendary Trish Stratus a speedy recovery.