I'm pretty sure I had my first obstruction early this morning and boy was it painful. I thought I was going to die. I'm seven weeks out from surgery 1 and was feeling great. Apparently, I didn't chew something enough or I ate something I shouldn't have because I woke up at 3 a.m. in intense pain. I had zero output - which is very unusual for me during the night. I usually set my alarm to wake up every three hours because of the high output. To make matters worse, we went out to eat the night before I had several diet cokes so I had all of this gas trapped inside my body that apparently couldn't get out. The pain was almost unbearable. I was awake until 7 a.m. and during that time I massaged the area, tried a ton of different positions to try to work it out and used a heating pad. Something must have worked because several hours later I heard my stoma make the loudest noise and I've never been so happy to hear it. Went to the movies today and I was so tempted to eat some of my kids' popcorn but last night's memory is still to alive.
Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005
Asacol, Colazal, Prednisone, Rectal Meds, Remicade, Humira
Now UC Free!
First step of j-pouch - April 1, 2010
Second Step - TBD
Third Step - TBD