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   Posted 8/26/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
hi all , so I get home from hospital after resecton a week last sunday .... things were going great ..... good bm's .... wounds healing up nicely....then Monday evening I take these godawful pains ....went to ER.... I have a partial obstruction and Ileus ..... I'm still here in hospital now Thursday..... waiting for a bm .... I've asked for cup of coffee ....see if that'll do it doc agree's other doc wont even let me have water .... do you think I should sneak a drop anyway??? I'm sure it would get things going .....I feel that its nearly there ...just needs some encouragement ...:-)

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   Posted 8/26/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
You sound like me. I always want/need my coffee, but, I think with an obstruction, albeit partial, I would
stick to ice chips.

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
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   Posted 8/26/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
good news ...they've put me on clear liquid diet i can have some broth and coffee .... funny thing is ...I'm a tea drinker ...I don't ever take coffee ...just wanted the side effects of it :-)

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   Posted 8/26/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Same thing happened to me because of taking the wrong pain meds. I was never so happy to had a bowel movement. I called my mom and yelled in the phone. "I pooped" and she started cheering. It was like I was a little kid being potty trained. LOL

I agree with the coffee.... it is a great bowel stimulate.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol,  Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

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   Posted 8/26/2010 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I usually am in the hosptal for about 5 days when I have partial obstructions. The first couple days I have nothing to eat or drink, then clear liquids. As long as I'm keeping it down, they just gradually progress the food until I have solids. They just tell me that if I don't have a BM within a couple days at home to call my dr. Because of all the pain meds slowing things down, it takes a couple days for things to move again.

Hope you're home soon!

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 stopped 3/15/10!!!!

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   Posted 1/19/2014 12:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to have emergency surgery in Sasebo Japan due to rupture in S colon. They never explained about Ileus being an side effect I would have to get use to. Was having major issued since 2006. Afterwards would spend 3 weeks or more in the hospital. Spent 2 months last year to correct the problem. But it came back. Have to keep my weight under 71kg. Now days feels like a brick in my stomach. On the lighter side, they placed a mesh screen where my appendix was removed in 92. Had no idea I was walking around with a hole in abdominal wall for 21 years.
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