Glad to read your story. That confirms my thoughts about what had been going on in my body before the condition turned acute with a resulting laparoscopic appendectomy. For several months, i hadn't been feeling completely up to par, not major, but just not normal. None of the usual things that i did to improve how I felt made any difference. Then more recently my sleep pattern changed from average 8 hours per night to ten to even twelve hours per night, on a consistent basis. I'm in my 70's and have had Candida so I attributed what was going on to age and lack of success in combating the Candida. Now that the surgery has been over for 12 days, although not all my strength has yet returned, I am feeling better than before and back to sleeping only 8 hours per night. My conclusion is that contrary to what doctors told me, there is a build-up time possible with appendicitis.