I had nausea from the pain meds after my surgery. I spent my first night home throwing up all night; it might have been the worst part of the entire surgery/recovery experience so far.
I was on dilaudid and then they switched me to vicodin, but I never took the vicodin, wasn't that painful and I stuck to tylenol. They wouldn't give me zofran or another anti nausea drug, because they wanted to know what was going on, didn't want to mask it at that point.
My surgeon thought it was good that I ONLY threw up for 6 hours.... sigh.
That was a permanent ileo surgery though.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery