I am 39 years of age. About eight years ago I had two acute attacks of appendicitis. Ever since then I have been troubled by pains in the region of the appendix, sometimes in the back, and sometimes in the middle of my abdomen, but generally on the right side. During the last two years it has been a daily occurrence. It is worse while walking or standing. I can obtain relief by lying on my right side, or by pressing hard upon the spot with my hand. I am not constipated, at least very seldom. I feel the pain much more after eating or after a movement of the bowels.