obstruction of the small intestine and hernia repair

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enpointe
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   Posted 4/18/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
HI, I don't want to avoid your last question but I do not have a bag and cannot reply to it. I have been a member since last Nov. when I had a total colectomy. I now have had 3 hernias repaired and had to have a small bowel surgery due to the bowel going through the hernia repair mesh and also having my intestines kinked up. I am having a slower recovery than last years surgery with more exhaustion and weakness. Can anyone comment? Resa, I wrote to you the other day and cannot find my comment or yours and may have written it on a different thread if that is possible. Well, I am glad to be a part of this recovery again and look forward to getting to know all of you. Thanks, enpointe(as in ballet).

Mom2sophia
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   Posted 4/18/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Could you tell me what the hernias felt like? How you (or the doctor) knew you had one?  Did you do anything on your part to develop these hernias?

enpointe
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   Posted 4/19/2008 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mom2Sophia, I found out about the hernia by going to my gyn ! . She was feeling my stomach area. I did not have any pain but felt that I was bloated out so much and it looked like I was pregnant at times. I was told to see my surgeon and ended up having 3 hernias. Sorry that doesn't help much. Take care, enpointe.

enpointe
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   Posted 4/21/2008 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi this is enpointe again, I am having a tough night emotionally and am very afraid of having another bout of small intestine obstruction since having two. I am not sure what I should really be eating even though my doctor says normal diet. I am having pain tonight and finished my pain meds. (on second week of recovery) and the aleve isnt cutting it too well. I know it is late and pain is always worse in the pm. Anyone out there that I can talk to? Thanks enpointe

Mom2sophia
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   Posted 4/22/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I know I am a little late with a response, but emotionally I can relate.  As far as diet, stick to a low residue/low fiber diet.  DON'T eat a normal diet...at least, that is what my dietician and surgeon told me.  Stay away from veggies/fruits, whole grains, nuts, etc.  HTH

enpointe
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   Posted 4/22/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mom2sophia, I really appreciate your help. I had eggplant parmesan last night and felt bad all night. That is just crazy I guess. I am going to do the bland thing and hope it helps. Did you have a colectomy or small bowel obstruction? I haven't gone on the other comments today and forgot what I read yesterday, oh well ! It was really nice of you to write me back. Enpointe

HisWill
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   Posted 4/24/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Enpointe, How are you feeling? I hope better.. I had terrible pain on Mon nite and went to the ER. I had sharp, stabbing pain and couldnt even talk at times. The strange thing was that it would come and go in waves. I had a CT scan done and there was no blockage, thank God..but they said it might have been gas! I had no idea that gas could cause that much pain... others on this forum said that they thought it could be gas too. By the way..I had a subtotal collectomy, illeostomy on April 3. I hope you are doing much better. I am trying to stick to a bland diet too..which wasnt too hard the first two weeks post surgery. But now..I am getting my appetite back and I want some of my homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs!! LOL..but i dont dare!! Take care! Marie

enpointe
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   Posted 4/25/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
His Will, I love the name of your password. Gas pains can be really bad. I'm glad you went and had it checked out. I had so much gas pain two days ago I couldn't believe it. I walked almost 2 hours that day intermittently and it resolved slowly. What caused you to have to get an ileostomy and how is that going. I cannot believe I don't have one, it is a miracle. I know they can be reversed right? I hope your day goes better. I had alot of pain last night and this morning. I will have a good day though. Thanks alot, enpointe, Denise
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