Today has been awful. Work was ok, tiring, but mid-afternoon I had so much belly pain I had to take a percpcet at work. I do not like doing this especially since I give toxic drugs. I did not eat much except for some oyster cracker and a few chocolates. I came home and was SOOO hungry after being on my feet for ten hours. I had some chicken noodle soup, little turkey, and crackers. I immediately swelled up and became incredibly distended. I vomited within the half hour. I felt to dizzy I made myself eat again and so far I have kept it down. I had to take some more pain meds and just feel weak and dizzy (may be the pain med too). I took MOM at work today and went once just liquid after eating. I am going to stop in the am so I can prepare for Wednesday. My appt is here with my surgeon. I have not seen him in at least 2 months and I am planning on eating, but afraid I will end up in ER if I am not careful. I took some pictures of my belly tonight if any of you are intrigued. I sent them to Jen and she could not believe what she saw.....
Jenise...I am SOOOOO happy for you I could cry. I think toothpaste is good consistency and I agree with tracy I would not add fiber...not yet. I also agree that the residual swelling is probably making the stools skinny and too much fiber could cause constipation, obstipation or worse and you are still healing despite how wonderful you feel and you had more work than just a resection of the colon. I truly am so happy for you....what a blessing this is for you.
Tracy- I am not sure if I have adhesions...I could, possibly. My last surgery I did not have any when he went in, but that does not mean anything. I am just hoping for help and quick...I hope you can find some relief too...i feel so badly for you and I hope tomorrow brings some insight from this doctor and his experience with anismus. Does your belly do what mine does??? Please update us as soon as you get back from doctor. Praying for you everyday.
I love you all....let me know if any of you want to see my ugly belly...it is fascinating in a wrong way.
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
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 (Anismus)
Admitted with Small Bowel Obstruction April 4, 2009 and emergency ileostomy 4/13
Re-admitted with abdominal abscess. Released 4/24
Cleveland Clinic twice for 3/4th referral. Anismus undetected (no medical explanation)
Retracted stoma-infection/skin breakdown.
Ileostomy Reversal- Oct 8, 2009. Ileus/Dehydration 10/13. New rectal dysynergia-biofeedback-11-19
"The Greatest Healing Therapy is Friendship and Love"