I have been having similar problems (although not as severe), but it seems like the treatment I received may have been a little more conservative.
I'm a 35 year old woman and had a laparoscopic appendectomy
on 7/6/06. My appendicitis had not perforated, but the surgeon said that the appendix was pretty beat up. The pathology rpt showed some necrosis into the second layer (after the mucosa).