I think overcrowded hospital and Friday before long weekend when ER's get very busy might have had something to do with it. But I had been up and around a lot, walking the halls, was passing gas, keeping food down and had a pain level of #1 although I was still getting pain medication.
The night before being released I had been moved accross the hall to a nurses's lounge that they had fixed up to handle two patients. There was aslo a patient in a screened off portion of hallway.
I did panic briefly mainly because the pain medication was doing weird things to me but figured I was Ok to go home and keep walking. Could have stayed in the city and made things happen sooner (did walk around my son's kitchen island and had my first two really smelly farts) but wanted to get home so 3 hour car drive probably slowed things down again and was 4AM when I had my first bowel movement.
Thanks for the concern, I'm sure it's not the normal.
55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009