When I was in school, I would be up all night suffering, and just dealt with it. There were so many days I was up in pain all night, and just made myself go to school. After getting out of school and getting better insurance, I don't hesitate if I feel like I'm obstructed. It's just not worth dealing with that kind of pain. Also, sometimes if it's a mild obstruction, my surgeon will keep me really medicated at the ER for 23 hours, then let me go home on liquids only and get better in my own bed. I've had so many partial obstructions, that I can judge if I'm able to deal with the next couple days at home, or if I feel like he should admit me. Of course, when I do go home, I'm on a short leash, and both my surgeon and GI check in on me.
Did you have surgery scheduled before this happened? When do they think it'll be pushed up to? Let us know when you find out.
32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, Coumadin