So, I need some advice.....
I woke up this morning after having what again seemed to be another obstruction last night. I felt very weak and nauseated. I have been dizzy and lightheaded all day at work. I work up this am and went to change my appliace. My stoma did not look right....the coloring was a light pink and it felt different. It is almost as is it is telescoping or retracting into itself. I have been noticing this lately. I was in the ER with the pineapple obstruction last weekend and swollen stoma. I have had to change my bag every other to every third day d/t leaking. I still have some decent skin irritation. I just really feel crappy and I hate to call my surgeon if I do not need too. I just wondered what you all thought. I spoke with the ostomy nurse and I am to see her Wednesday and she was worried I may be dehydrated. I just feel weak and dizzy and slightly nauseated. This has not improved with gatorade and the little soup I had for lunch. I do not have a huge appetite today at all. PLease help if you have any advice.
Chronic Lifetime Constipation, Dx IBS-C for 7 yrs
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia-Oct 2007
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis- Jan 28, 2008
Ileus with suspected leak- Feb 1, 2008, ended with four abdomal abscessses and 2 drains
Four abdominal abscesses- Feb 2008
Diagnosed with small bowel Fistula- March 6 2008
Drains removed- End of March 2008
Continued Constipation- biofeedback for 3 mo Aug 2008, Dx Rectal Inertia
Admitted with Small Bowel Obsruction April 4, 2009 and eremgency ileostomy 4/13
Loop ileostomy April 13, 2009 and still recovering woth abdominal abscesses out 4/24
Cleveland Clinic in six weeks for further testing....awaiting approval.
"The Greatest Healing Therapy is Friendship and Love"