Posted 9/19/2007 9:42 AM (GMT -8)
I just spent a few days in the hospital for an adhesion blockage. Or at least thats what I said it was and the doctors agreed with me. I love that I know more than the so called experts, but whatever. I have had these spells for years. I get maybe 5 a year (not really sure, cause I've never kept track, but I guess I should). All of a sudden, I get intense pain and my belly swells up like I'm 8 months pregnant, and all things stop moving. No belly sound, no gas, no D. Usually it passes in 6 to 8 hours. Most of the time I can even stay at work, 2 percocet and I'm able to function until things start moving. Thats not to say I'm not in a ton of pain, but I'm a CDer who refuses to let CD win. I continue to take water but nothing solid, and once things start going again, I keep to a very soft diet for a few days and then things are ok.
But this time, the blockage lasted a good 24 hours maybe a bit longer, and I couldn't take water. Every time I would take a sip of water I would get really nauseaus(?). I didn't throw up much, cause I just stopped drinking altogether. Finally I was afraid I was getting dehydrated so I went to the ER. 3 days later, they let me come home. I have told my doctors about these episodes before, but they've never really said much. But the Hospitalist thinks I should have a surgeon consult about having my adhesions taken care of. I'm not really sure what all that entails and wouldn't that just make more adhesions?
Does anyone else deal with this and has anyone else done anything to resolve it. The more I think about it the more I wonder if I under play how often this happens and if I really should be looking in to solutions rather than just dealing with it. Any advice would be welcome.