whew. i had a bad night last night.
Yesterday at work, I had some carrots for a snack and I had to eat them fast. too fast to chew as well as i should've.
It caused an obstruction. the worst one i've had. I was very close to going to the hospital...but I really really didn't want to.
It started at about
8 p.m. and I was up all night trying to get some relief.
I massaged my abdomen, drank tons of water, changed positions constantly, and put a heating pad on my belly.
Finally, around 4 a.m., it must've resolved. that's when I could fall asleep, so i must not have been that uncomfortable. I told myself if it hadn't resolved by the morning, then I'd go to the hosp. So glad it did.
I think I know right where the obstructions happen, b/c that's where the pain radiated from. It's at the area where my old stoma was and I had drains coming out of that area. So, I'm sure there is scar tissue in that area.
Today my belly just feels raw and irritated. I took it easy and ate mild food.
I'll be extra careful next time eat carrots.
but I just thought I'd share.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
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