Last night I could not sleep because I was in too much pain. I kept waking up and asking the nurses for more pain meds. Then this morning I noticed my stomach is hard and swollen and I have no idea why; the nurses don't know why either. My surgeon, Dr. Williams, just came in on rounds and ordered a CT scan and also discontinued my liquids. I'm really nervous about this CT scan. about two or three days ago they took one of my drains out (the one that was draining the abscesses) and it seems like it has been since then that my stomach has been getting bigger and harder little by little every day. I'm so worried I'll have to go back to surgery! Also, I've had four bowel movements today and usually I have just one every morning. I don't know what is going on. I just needed to get on here and share my stress and anxiety with you.
They should be coming to get me soon for the CT scan and Dr. Williams said she will be back this afternoon with the results. At least I'll know today what the problem is, if there is one, and I won't have to wait. Sometimes the waiting is the hardest part.
Anyway, thanks for letting me share.
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - 3/13/07
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Take Down Surgery Scheduled - December 15, 2008
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