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Jackson Goldstone Ruptures his Appendix

Apr 10, 2023 at 8:33
by Ed Spratt  

Jackson Goldstone has announced on social media that he has been in hospital after rupturing his appendix.

After kicking off the race season with wins at both the Australian and New Zealand national champs followed by a second place at the final stop of the Red Bull Urban DH series, Jackson was off to a great start in his first season of racing Elites. Sadly he has been set back in his training after sustaining a ruptured appendix, luckily Jackson is out of the hospital after four days and there is still plenty of time before racing kicks off in June.

bigquotesWelp. Not ideal… just leaving the hospital after 4 days to finally go home. Ruptured appendix took me out this time. Back to ground 0 on training which is annoying but happy to be outta here! Jackson Goldstone

We wish Jackson all the best with his recovery and hope he is back and training for the World Cup season soon.

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  • 240 4
 Gutted to read this.
  • 8 48
flag BigHerm FL (Apr 10, 2023 at 10:17) (Below Threshold)
 Boo this man
  • 21 2
 I see what you did there. Take your upvote.
  • 58 1
 Oh man, I just can’t stomach these puns.
  • 12 5
 Makes me sick
  • 27 2
 Appending my comment here.
  • 45 2
 Cut it out!
  • 5 6
 Intestining our appetite for puns?
  • 7 3
 That must really blow
  • 75 0
 Prolly should’ve been using Stan’s
  • 3 1
 Capital “A”….
  • 72 0
 Jordan Williams had his out first and none of you even care.
  • 8 0
 Actual LOL, thank you!
  • 45 0
 In my search for why appendicitis happens, I learned a new word: Fecalith - a hard, rock-like stool.
  • 85 0
 My new band's name "FECALITH!!!!" we play brown-country-metal
  • 5 12
flag beeekay (Apr 10, 2023 at 9:46) (Below Threshold)
 @jokermtb: username checks out
  • 24 1
 So those are the consequences of shitting bricks?
  • 32 1
 @jokermtb: Am I going to need to buy yet another bike to ride browncountry?
  • 32 0
 @jokermtb: Sorry bud, some dudes in Florida beat you to it:

  • 21 0
 @jgoldfield: makes me proud.
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 @jgoldfield: The things you learn on PB...
  • 24 1
 He should heal up pretty fast.
It's very painful to go through though. Definitely in my worst pain top 5.
A lot of hard core adventurers electively have the surgery because you don't want it happening in a dodgy / remote part of the world cause it can kill.
  • 2 1
 Honestly the drain tube removal was by far and away the most painful part of the rupture. I had to ride my bike to the hospital after rupturing mine.
  • 1 0
 I've seen this happen while on a research vessel in the Northern Pacific. Not. Pretty. We had to steam inshore for 4 days to get within helicopter range for evacuation. They gave that guy all the antibiotics and morphine in the med locker by the time they had him in the basket for the flight out. He lived. But man, what a nasty ride. *shudders*
  • 27 0
 At least he’s got 3 years until the 2023 season starts
  • 19 0
 His appendix clearly could not keep up with the speeds this guy can bike at.....
  • 16 0
 If you feel pain on that right side and it's not gas, get to the hospital asap kids!
  • 9 0
 Starts in center, then moves lower right Pushing it doesnt hurt. The pain when you let your finger off, will make you pass out though.
  • 22 0
 @beeekay: YES! I remember this exact thing when I went to the hospital. At 15 years old, woke up with a dull ache that kept getting worse. Parents took me to the hospital... doc pokes the area "does this hurt?" "Mmm, not anymore than it already hurts." "How about this" Doc lifts finger ***me screaming in pain***

It burst soon after and I was rushed into emergency surgery... remember as they wheeled me into surgery begging/yelling - "PUT ME UNDER, PUT ME UNDER, PUT ME UNDER" over and over... ha!

Then, if it bursts (like mine) you have a very high chance of infection. Mine got infected... four or five (?)days later, I had a huge golf ball sized abbesses that had to be drained. Doc had to pull the wound back open (that was fun). Then they left the wound open with some kind of gauze drain with an extra large pad thick pad over the whole area. Woke up the next morning with the pad, my underwear and my sheets soaked with puss... that is when I realized how bad large amounts of puss stink... oh god.
  • 40 1
 @islandforlife: hey so the word you're trying to spell is pus okay ciao
  • 8 0
 @owl-X: haha, oops
  • 24 0
 @islandforlife: a totally different story with that one lil s
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 @owl-X: LOL!!!
  • 2 0
 @owl-X: Can't stop giggling Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @beeekay: reading this gave me ghost pains. It's been 35 years since mine was near bursting and removed.
  • 5 0
 Having been hospitalized for 15 days because of appendicitis I can confidently say I am jealous of that recovery time. I crashed at an enduro race, then went on a road trip next to no major hospitals feeling like junk, and finally felt better the fourth evening. (it burst) The next day the pain was so much worse I went to the first good sized ER in 100 miles and went into surgery 4 hours later. A second surgery was needed to drain all the excess fluids hence the 15 day window. Pus leaked for a day. Food tastes so good when its the first food in that long

Hope you enjoyed my gory story.
  • 1 0
 I love it. Thanks you
  • 1 0
 I was in the hospital for about 2 weeks myself. I got an infection. Getting back up to speed took months. My brother 10+ years later had his removed and was out the next day. His scar also is a lot smaller than mine. I'm on the jealous side too.
  • 3 0
 The appendix is a little sack that is supposed to store good bacteria. If you have severe diarrhea that completely cleans you out, the good bacteria in your appendix can help re-populate. Think of it as a bomb shelter for the shitter apocalypse.
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 How do you rupture your appendix?
  • 60 1
 Poke it real hard
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  • 50 1
 your appendix can literally just choose to rupture at a random point in your life and kill you
  • 23 0
 It ruptures, you don't rupture it.
  • 9 0
 Lol yeah I think we got clickbaited with the wording there
  • 28 0
 An appendix ruptures, when it dreams of Chuck Norris.
  • 6 0
 Varies, I didn't feel much pain so didn't realise I had appendicitis (neither did my doctor) until I found myself writhing in agony on the lounge floor when it kicked up a gear... The surgeon told me that I made it to the hospital just in time...
  • 3 0
 It's not really well understood what causes it to rupture. If you get on it in time though and have it quickly removed it's not a big deal in medical terms. It can kill you but death is rare because people are usually in so much pain they go see a doctor pretty fast.
  • 15 0
 It just goes. Mine went just before a big dh race in Peru. I woke up in a dingy cusco hospital next to a half covered dead guy. My appendix was in a small jar next to my bed. I didnt remember anything after the epidural (thats another story, lol) but doc said i asked him to save it
  • 1 0
 @zmums: that was meant to be smiley faces.
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 I had it too and the docs could not believe what they saw, there was nothing left of the appendix, they said it didn't rupture, but it seemed more like an explosion.
I had appendicitis around Christmas, but I thought it was a stomach flue. 4 months later the whole thing went catastrophically wrong. Next to the ruptured appendix, I also had an infected big colon, small colon and blind colon. So everything was sick. When they took a scan off my stomach, they saw nothing but fluid. Bones, intestines,... everything was missing in the pics.
According to the docs 15-30 minutes later in the hospital and I wouldn't be here.

If you feel pain in that region, get it checked. The pain you get from a ruptured appendix is the most a person can get. (even worse than giving birth according to my doctors(don't quote me on that))
  • 3 0
 @mattwragg: I was in the same boat when mine ruptured. After it burst, all the pain was alleviated.

no pain for 6 days until the infection set in, doc said I was just in time too...
  • 3 1
 @beeekay: a dingy hospital reminds me of a story I was told by a mate a couple of weeks ago. A young woman flew to Turkey for a boob job, as it was cheaper than in the UK. Woke up from surgery and the doc said all had gone well, but they’d had to take a skin graft from her lower back as there was enough skin on her chest to complete the planned surgery.
All seems ok when she returned home, but she started feeling really ill, and was rushed to hospital after passing out. When she came to, the doctor informed her she was being treated for sepsis and then asked when had she had a kidney removed?
  • 1 0
 @mattwragg: tried to work mine off for a week, it had started to grow a layer around the hole! Eight days in intensive care it's definitely a painful experience
  • 1 1
 The appendix is pretty useless yet can get you in trouble when it goes wrong. Could just as well have it removed before it becomes urgent.
  • 4 0
 @vinay: That’s not the current thinking! The thing we all learned about the appendix being “vestigial” is outdated. Current hypothesis is that it actually plays a fairly import role in the functioning of the gut’s microbiome.

Mine was removed though, and I can’t tell any difference in the functioning of my gut tho, so I dunno.
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 @MT36: Oh, it is very well understood, what are you talking about?
The appendix becomes clogged ( by a fecalith, a fragment of food, like a nut e.g., enlargement of lymphatic tissue due to infection, or parasites). The mucus can't get out, the pressure inside grows, which destroys the mucous membrane (the lining on the inner wall of the appendix) and causes inflammation. With time, all of the layers of the wall are inflamed, which makes it fragile. The added pressure cuts off blood flow to the wall, which weakens it even further up to the point of necrosis and rupture.
  • 2 0
 @chmurka3rg: Having gone thru having my appendix removed this is a really good description of what causes it.
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 @BrambleLee: Thanks for the info, that's interesting. I'm no microbiologist nor even someone with any medical education (other than some first year student stuff after which I shifted to engineering). I do find it interesting stuff though. I have a micro-zoo nearby (Micropia.nl) so next time I'm there I'll have myself updated Smile .
  • 2 0
 @vinay: astronauts have to have their appendix removed before they can do astronaut things.
  • 2 0
 Rhetorical question, but any stories of extremely painful episodes are always welcome.
  • 2 0
 @chmurka3rg: You are right. You will have to pardon me my knowledge is outdated... thank you.
  • 2 0
 @beeekay: terrifying! Glad Peru hospital sorted you out!
  • 2 0
Well if one was to be particular about the use of English then it is possible, in theory, to rupture one's appendix through blunt force trauma (ie hitting a tree or more likely a pointy rock) but in this particular case it appears that his appendix ruptured as a result of an infection.
In this case a more accurate headline would have been: "Jackson Goldstone suffers from a ruptured appendix".
It happens, it is more common in males of his age, it is something that is not fully understood medically/ scientifically.
  • 2 0
 Dam son, It just goes 0 to 100 real quick doesn't it. I had mine out at the start of the year, took 24 hours from the first sign of a sore stomach till they took it out and they said it was about to burst, thing was huge. Now I have a hernia in one of the incisions which is like a 0.4% chance of happening so pretty shit odds to win on. Good times man, good times.

Take care dude, don't rush into activities. I took a month off doing anything and apparently that wasn't enough even though it was twice the recommended time.
  • 2 0
 I had this happen a couple years ago I waited 5 days to go to the hospital and have to get rushed into surgury to get my appendix out!! Don't wait like I did!!
  • 2 0
 i bet you were pretty dang close to dying, that's a big deal
  • 1 0
 @rhannigan: ya it was bad I had a pump in my stomach cavity to pump all the pus out that leaked into my insides!! I was bed ridden for a 5 days couldn't keep anything down and on the 5th day I had to get an ambulance to the hospital and rushed in to get my appendix out!! Don't be dumb and wait like I did when it comes to sharp pains in you gut!!
  • 3 0
 I was 6 year old when I have my appendices got ruptured. i barely made it to the hospital too.
  • 3 0
 he'll be back quick. Albon returned to race Singapore just after his ruptured last season
  • 1 0
 He missed a race though.
  • 1 0
 @generictrailrider: appendicitis set in on Friday, admitted for surgery Saturday...and experienced respiratory failure post-op the same day. Was back in the car in Singapore less than a month later.
  • 3 0
 He ruptured more appendixes than the whole elite field last year
  • 2 0
 His "ground 0" for training is prolly better than 90% of all the riders in the world
  • 2 0
 Lions Gate staff who are mtb fans are racking up the autographs this week with all the pros rolling in.
  • 1 0
 Who else went down?! Oh ya, Gully... Any more?
  • 1 0
 I had mine ruptured like 6years ago. One of the worst pains I ever experienced.

FYI: I broke many bones in my past as well, lol.
  • 1 0
 Sincerely wishing Jackson complete recovery. Don't rush it, you want all that to heal first before, you know, hitting big jumps and such. 100% recovery
  • 1 0
 Appendix ruptures when something gets caught, and it inflames and goes septic.
  • 3 1
 I hope they let him wear that Red Bull beanie during the surgery...
  • 1 0
 Thats not a beanie thats a bucket hat lol
  • 2 0
 Best of luck with a speedy recovery. This will be a good year!
  • 1 0
 He got sick in Mexico (surprise!) so I wonder if that kickstarted the appendicitis?
  • 2 0
 One less thing to hold him back. Speedy recovery!
  • 3 0
 Jackson 1...Appendix 0
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 Anyone know why this happened? Like Jackson, I have a promising pro career and would rather not be sidelined.
  • 1 0
 I rewrote the headline here "Jackson Goldstone suffers appendicitis, swift recovery expected".
  • 1 0
 I ruptured mine when I was 18. I healed in about two weeks and full active in 3
  • 1 0
 looks like some squirted on his jacket
  • 1 0
 This thread ruptured my mind.
  • 1 0
 Ground zero is not a good place to be
  • 1 0
 Giver bud we got your back
  • 1 0
 I’ll take him off my fantasy team, oh wait.
  • 1 0
 Awesome story! In other news...
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 Don't eat and immediately go ride?
  • 1 0
 Don’t eat and immediately go swimming.
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 Ah you've got a few of those. No biggie.
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