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RobinByrd
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   Posted 7/9/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
So, today I woke up nauseous and bloated feeling.  Penelope doesn't necessarily hurt, but I'm having some side and back pain that I used to associate with gas when I had my colon.  What in the world?  I ate this morning and now regret it...food just seems absolutely horrid right now.  But I'm really not in pain.  My output is watery/slimy (sorry, gross I know). 
 
What does the flu feel like?  Oh, I also feel like I have to go poo!  Or pass some serious gas!  That is so strange!!!  Really I just feel super nauseous!  I could seriously throw up at any given moment.  Yuck.
 
I have class tonight from 5-10pm.  What should I do?!  I know I should drink some grape juice, but I seriously think it will come right back up.  I cannot fathom eating or drinking anything right now.  My son's chicken fries are about send me over the edge! shakehead
 
Gag. 
 
I would really appreciate any advice you varsity members may have.
 
Thank you!
 
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: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
 
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Kaycie
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   Posted 7/9/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no idea, except maybe call the doc and get a CT scan if you are that worried. Could you try some miralax? You may just have gas that is built up and needs to move.. I get like that sometimes..
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Colozal. Failed Entocort. Failed Rowasa. Failed Steriods. Failed Steroid Enemas. Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira(severe reaction).
May 7th - Partial Colectomy - Sigmoid Rectal Ostomy - Partial Rectum left for possible re-connect later. Trying to get used to this new life with a bag.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
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RobinByrd
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   Posted 7/9/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Really, it's mostly the nausea.  It's really difficult to control.  I'm only nervous b/c I've heard stories of crazy things that can happen to the small intestine like getting kinks and what-not.

I'm just paranoid.  I look forward to not feeling down and when I do get a day of feeling yucky I think I jump into crisis mode even though I don't need to.  Some habits die hard I guess.

Thanks

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: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
 
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/9/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Robin, sorry you are not feeling well...it could be a partial blockage since you are still a getting liquid output. If you are not running a fever try a heating pad on your back and move around as much as possible. If something is stuck, you want to keep moving to help it along.

Make sure you call your doc's office if things get worse...and remember you will dehydrate if you are only passing fluid:(

Keep us posted!

jblue65
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   Posted 7/9/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
HOpe you feel better-----SOON
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
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Step 2- June 23rd
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RobinByrd
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   Posted 7/11/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
So.  I think it was dehydration.  That sucked!   shocked   I do normally consume over 100oz of nummy Crystal Light a day (super diluted) and two days in a row I barely drank 40oz.  I'm a dork. 
 
I think that maybe having the low liquid intake caused some semi-blockages b/c it made it difficult for my food to pass.  Is that something has happened to some of you?   confused  
 
In addition to the tummy issues I've just had strange feelings where my colon used to be.  Dare I say they are phantom feelings?  That's not cool if they are.
 
Anyway, I think that being so new to this ileo experience I still have emotional trauma from the UC days.  I'm sure most of you can relate to the feelings attached to all that pain from being sick.  Hopefully someday soon I won't be so sensative to it!
 
I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!  Here is Mid-MO it's crazy humid and hot.  Nasty really.  Great weather for swimming though!!!
 
smurf  
: )  Robin
 
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
 
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


esoR
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   Posted 7/11/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Robin, Glad you figured out it was dehydration. I have an ileo and have to drink 3 quarts of water per day. Be sure and chew your food well. AND NEVER take a laxative if you have an ileostomy. THis would cause serious dehydration. If you ever have a food blockage stop eating, sip hot tea, try the knee chest position, rub your stomach then get to an ER if you need an ileostomy lavage, be SURE someone trained in it does it. A lavage is like a tiny enema into the ileo stoma (nothing to be tried at home!). If it's adhesion blockage a CT scan or xray would show it. Good luck. Rose

peggy113
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   Posted 7/11/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually when you have a blockage/or partial, you have some discomfort, from crampiness to severe pain. You are right though, sometimes it can start out feeling like the flu or that you ate something that didn't agree with your gut. Again, different people feel differently.

Dehydration is horrible. It will make you feel just like you have the flu. Nausea is vicious. You don't feel like putting anything in your mouth, but need to do that to rehydrate yourself. I hate it when I feel like that and try really, really hard to avoid that. It is really good that you figured that out on your own. You are really doing well and yes, old habits die hard.

Phantom feelings are real and will go away in time ... don't give this another thought. One day you'll just think - gosh, I haven't had that feeling in a while. Honestly.

You are doing well. And I love reading your posts. Good luck in school.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
   Happy SILVER Anniversary to me!

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