possible obstruction?

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dawn636
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   Posted 9/17/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys, of course thanx everyone out there as this has been my lifeline, anyhow, sudden sharp pain 4 inches to the left of my navel. Different pain than I've ever had. How long can someone go with an obstruction before it's life threatening. I have a stupid small bowel follow through tomorrow so I think I'll make it through the night, but just worried that I'll have to be admitted if I am obstructed. No one has ever told me I have been so I'm not sure. Update on pain meds. The DR. gave me the patch but the steroids have been working so I have been able to get by with the Darvon or Dilaudid and Ultram. I'll save the patches for the next time when I want to die. I'm not sure if the patch will work as the heavier drugs don't seem to do much for me, they all act like I'm crazy when I say I don't get much relief with the morphine or Oxycontin. I think I will ask for like Codeine or something. The Darvon minus acetaminophen was perfect for me and worked great but I think after 5 years I have built up a tolerance for them and just aren't working like they used to. Still no pain clinic though, I really want just someone who will believe me and help me with this aspect of the disease. I see my primary Dr also tomorrow so I will ask again if she will look into it. The last time we spoke she said she wasn't aware of any pain management place for me. Frustrating. I feel so stinking rotten and have been such a raving b#@ch, steroids the love hate relationship. Geesh I'm not passing much gas which is why I think I'm having problems and this sharp stabbing pain in the one spot, feels like everything is just stopped at that point. God I hope I make it through the night. Is there anything I should watch for? Well thanks for listening and being there, Dawn☼

randynoguts
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   Posted 9/17/2008 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
hey dawn.. any vomiting is a bad sign. especially if you vomit poop. that is real bad, means totaly backed up. as long as you can pass gas or poop a little you should be ok till tomorrow. good luck
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dawn636
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   Posted 9/17/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
oh whew thank you so much I'm kinda freakin out. No signs of anything like that, wow thats really good to hear, thank you, thank you, thank you, :-)

randynoguts
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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:36 AM (GMT -7)   
let us know what happens with the upper GI... try to watch the monitor and you can learn alot by seeing what it shows.. like narrow areas that suddenly get wide, or wide areas that suddenly get narrow. ask the dr while hes pushing around to explain what hes doing if hes not a butthole he/she shoul;d be willing to help you understand whats going on and what they are looking for...
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