Posted 9/23/2007 3:03 PM (GMT -8)
I just got home after a 9day stay in the hospital which is one of my shorter stays over the years. I was admitted for possible partial obstruction even though a test two days before didnt showed I didn't have one. I had ongoing abdominal pain, couldnt eat or drink liquids without pain, etc. I was basically too weak to not go in. I was told that I have an unusal pattern of Crohn's disease that it is "usually all or nothing with me". I guess I don't do in between. I am not one that is usually in pain or even has small attacks of the disease, I am either well or sick and if I am sick I end up flat on my back in the hospital. I was also told today before was discharged that I have a small fistula between my small intestines and colon. I know the Remicade should help with this and they said they didnt think I needed surgery yet ??? I also take Imuran, Nexium, B12, Pentasa. I think I have a stricture in my terminal ileum again because I had a blockage in 2005 and it cleared after 3days and I was still in pain for almost 14 days and they almost did surgery then. The pain is always in the lower right quadrant near the umbilicus area. They said while I was in the hospital "is this similar to your Crohn's pain and I said yes it is the same pain as when I am obstructed even though no tests showed that." They kept saying also that the markers didnt show I should be feeling that much pain or something like that. I know that if I am confusing the Mayo doctors my case must be a little weird or something. Anyways I am home now and feeling tired but better.