Post Edited (Angela101) : 10/31/2008 6:01:09 PM (GMT-6)
Oh, Angela, I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. I hope the obstruction clears soon! Please keep us posted on how you're doing.
I am finally having bowel movements, but had a major scare last night.
My temperature and blood pressure spiked and I started having unbearable sharp pains in my stomach. The doctors were concerend I may have perforated my bowel. I have had lots of pain in my life but this was a new one. There was no way I could get comfortable! They ordered Xrays and a CT scan asap and I am not sure exactly what happened but after drinking all the Telebrex and having the CT scan I had a normal bowel movement. My temperature dropped and I felt actually pretty good. The doctors said my scan and xrays looked normal.
The only thing I can think of is that whatever was blocking my bowels was BIG combined with the fact that I havent used my muscles for going to the bathroom in 18 months meant the pain was unbelievable! Man oh man, I would not wish that on my worst enemy. So I have been running to the toilet every few minutes and finally allowed to have fluids. I snuck some toast to my room tonight as I was starving - so far so good!
thanks for the post. I feel like such a baby for taking so long to recover! It does hurt to walk and I am soo tired. I feel like I should be up and about. I think I recovered from the ileostomy reversal better then I am recovering from this! I am glad to hear thats normal... whatever normal is.
I am allowed solid foods today but am taking it very very slowly.
I'm sorry you had to go through so much pain, but am glad that things opened up for you. Food tastes great, doesn't it?
I had an obstuction back in March. Scar tissue had strangled my small intestine, so I had to have surgery to fix it. It was painful leading up to it and painful during recovery, because I had a 6" incision in my abdomen - ouch! I'm glad you didn't have to have surgery, and you'll get to go home soon.
Hi Angela! Welcome Home!! I am a fellow Canadian who greatly appreciates the free health care we have too!! I hope the next part of your journey is filled with good health!! I live in Ontario..which province are you in??
Holy Crap Unplugged! Sounds like you have been through the ringer! Good on you for keeping such a positive attitude!
Roddiesgirl, I live in Calgary, Alberta. How are the wait times at the Emergency rooms out east?? Its an average 6 -8 hours out here.
Hey Angela!...The wait in emerg here is about 3 to 4 hours, although it can be longer. I had my surgery in Kingston. I also had surgery there 2 years ago and the diffference in the two years is unbelievable! The care I received this time was not half as good as in 2006. I felt bad for the nursing staff as they are so rushed and stressed! Some can handle it and some cant...it's the "cant" ones that are sometimes nasty and short with patients. All in all though, we still have it pretty good here in Canada eh? I wouldn't live anywhere else!!! Hope you are feeling better!Cheryl
Post Edited (MDdave) : 11/9/2008 11:59:06 AM (GMT-7)