Writing to you from the hospital :( I had stomach pain on Monday and called my surgeon in case it was a blockage. He said it sounded like it was and admitted me to the hospital. They ran some tests, waited about a day to see if it would work itself out, and it didn't...surgery was necessary :(
I had a totally twisted bowel (think balloon animal) and my surgeon fixed it. My question is just this:
a)is this going to happen again? It has been horrible.
b)why are people with ostomies so much more likely to get blockages? We don't have anyhthing different in our small intestines--they just end differently.
I just want to avoid this as much as possible. Ugh. This surgery has been harder to recover from than my original ileo.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10!
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).