On the Thursday the 21st of May I went to the er with severe pain and nausea. A scan showed a blockage. The dr.s gave me a NG tube and tried to get the blockage to clear on it's own, but on Monday I ended up needing surgery to have adhesions removed, the cause of the blockage. Came home the next Thursday, a whole week in the hospital almost to the hour. I'm doing okay now, this is by far the least painful recovery I've had from surgery so far. I think it's b/c my surgeon just snipped away scar tissue and didn't move a whole lot of things around in there. I'm just very tender and week from not eating for a week. I have my follow up appt tomorrow which is good b/c I think I have a pocket of fluid collecting under the top of my scar. A very hard lump. I know that adhesions can be common with people who have been cut
open a lot b/c of scar tissue. This is my 6th insision since Aug 08. I'm now worried with is going to become a reaccuring thing. I didn't see this one coming at all. No previous pain, until I was writhing with it at the er. Now I am afraid at any moment it will happen again. I have so many insisions now, which means only more scar tissue. Ugg...I know I'm feeling sorry for myself I'm just so tired of it all. Sorry.
P.S Having an NG tube for 5 days that constantly got clogged and needed to be flushed was awful. OMG I feel for anyone who has had one. On my top 5 for things that really suck.
33 yrs old, Mama to my darling daughter (7yrs) and my little boy (3 yrs)
Diagnosed with UP in Feb 2005 Developed into UC by Jan 2006
Hospitalized July-Aug 2007 Pancolitis Contracted C Diff.
Salumedrol, Antibiotics Prednisone Imuran 100mg
Double dose of Remicade every 4 wks STOPPED BEING EFFECTIVE
Had a total colectomy Aug 1st 2008 2 step J-pouch, disconnected and reconnected
2 takedown sugeries, infections, leaks, multiple drains
Will be keeping my loop ileostomy, will not be removing disfunctioning pouch at this time