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.
I live on an acreage 2 hours NW of Calgary. I have heard and read nothing but good things about Dr. Panaccione. He'e supposed to be one of if not the top Crohn's specialist in Calgary. My former GI (from Red Deer) did consult with him by phone and later referred to him (by surgeon from Red Deer) but he passed it on to a colleauge Dr. Kaplan. Have been happy with him.
Hi Chris, I was OK with being sent home because there were enough signs.
Trigirl, sorry I don't know your history with Crohn's? And what kind of second opinion you are looking for?