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2 RIS K
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   Posted 3/1/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Here I go again. I have another blockage and I'm getting so frustrated! Either I don't eat much at all or I try to eat and I eat all the wrong things and end up with a blockage.  My stomach hurts, I've vomited twice and I'm miserable! I hope it goes away soon.  I had places to go and things to do today and here I am stuck on the couch with a heating pad again.  When will I ever get it right?
 
Sorr, I just needed to vent for a minute.
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
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2b ColonFree
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   Posted 3/1/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
oh, sorry, i asked you on the other thread what do you feel when you have a blockage, so i see the answer here. does the surgeon usually give instructions about what to do when there's a blockage?? how to handle it??
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


2 RIS K
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   Posted 3/1/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
She said to put a heating pad on my stomach and drink lots of fluids. If the pain gets worse and the blockage doesn't clear you have to be hospitalized. I've never had that happen yet, luckily they've always cleared on their own but sometimes it takes a while.
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


2b ColonFree
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   Posted 3/1/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
i hope it clears it self this time too, but pls, be careful and take care of yourself. well i know it's easy said than done..
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


psygirl6
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   Posted 3/1/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Amanda,
I am sorry you are not feeling well. I hope the blockage clears, so that you can continue to do well. I think drinking fluids would help as well. I hope it clears because I would not want to hear that you are in the hospital again. I am praying for you to be well. I hope you feel better.
Maya
diagnosed with slow transit constipation: June 2008
total colectomy with ileo-rectal anamastosis: Aug 7, 2008
Numerous food intolerances (gluten,lactose,msg,etc)


Janiepain
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   Posted 3/1/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Amanda,
I'm so sorry. It seems like you keep having problems, you poor thing. I'm sure this is all temporary; one woman I talked to who had surgery said it took her a full year to settle down and stop having problems. What are you eating that makes you have blockages? Are you chewing your food well? She told me to be sure and chew chew chew after surgery.

Please let us know how you're doing!

Janie

Roddiesgirl
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   Posted 3/1/2009 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
{{{HUGS}}}...hope u feel better soon...Cheryl

Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 Reversal surgery scheduled for March 9/09


Shaz032
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   Posted 3/1/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
It's probably not what you're eating, rather it's probably adhesions (they account for 90% of blockages, food just 10%) esp if you've had a few surgeries. See www.adhesions.org for more info.

Some home-remedies include: Relax (if you can through the pain!) - if you can tolerate wine, have a glass - it helps relax the intestinal muscles, massage your stomach, take a hot bath or shower - this will also help relax the muscles, take a dose of Milk of Magnesia, drink some hot tea. Some people find it beneficial to go down on all fours and position your self so that your bottom is stuck up in the air (an undignified position but apparently it does work ).

If none of the above work, then seek medical attention. Go to the doctor or to the ER department. A food blockage can become serious if left untreated.
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
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peggy113
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   Posted 3/1/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I completely forgot about that position, Shaz!!! ( the all fours with your bum up in the air!!) Yes, though it does sound undignified, it does help ease the pain sometimes. Just stretching and using gravity to ease up the pressure I guess.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


suebear
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   Posted 3/1/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Shaz, these are probably caused by adhesions.  Walking also helps as it causes motility within the gut.  If you can't drink wine you can try grape juice. 
 
Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


2 RIS K
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Total Posts : 367
   Posted 3/2/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for the advice; I have a hot tub and I'm wondering if that would help?

I never thought that it might be adhesions causing all this. I'm going to check out the link you sent. Thanks so much ladies! I love you all!!
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


pepperann27
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   Posted 3/2/2009 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
the blockages I get are usually from food. Its not a fun thing at all. My thing is that if I throw up then I go to the ER
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.
If you want to know more, just ask me!
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becellea74
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   Posted 3/3/2009 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
wow i so know how you are feeling iv had the same thing for 9mnths hot water bottels iv even tryed jumping up and down to move it also try a massager on back this somtimes helps iv been to er nearly every month with this its so depreasing and draining and like you said here we go again its just never ending somtimes isnt it but you stay strong we are suvivers have to be mabey go to dr try get some help cos you cant keep puting up with it will be thinking of you specialy next time i get my hot water b out,,bex x take care
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