Gumby, I'm a little surprised that you would need IV steroids if you're able to drink a liquid diet. Yes, you've got to go IV-everything when obstructed, but if it's OK now to drink stuff, you should be OK to swallow pills. You can crush them up if you like and add them to a drink, but I don't even think that would be necessary. And pred pills are very small anyways, which makes it easier on your insides.
Ditto for pain meds. Actually, they've got those fentanyl patches, so you don't really have to swallow pain pills.
So in other words, it should be possible for you to function outside the hospital, provided you don't get another full-blown obstruction that would necessitate IV administration of drugs.
Of course, you might have to pass on those scrumptious Christmas dinners. Maybe you can settle for a turkey-and-cranberry flavored soy milk shake?
Post Edited (ozonehole) : 12/20/2011 12:35:24 AM (GMT-7)