I'm posting YET AGAIN about this...many of you know I've had a history of obstructions (not food-related; it's a twisting right behind my stoma). I had about 4 that first year after my surgery, but I hadn't had one for a year after that...until last night.
At first my surgeon treated this with surgery, but then he realized I could (carefully!) insert a catheter into my stoma to straighten out the twist. I've done that a few times now in order to avoid the hospital and more surgery. In the meantime he's trying to figure out a way to correct this; it seems I'm the only one it happens to.
I'm at my wits' end. I've seen many surgeons, most of whom act like this is foreign to them. I just want to enjoy my life. I am as positive as possible about this ostomy, I appreciate the life it has given me, but I just want things to work the way they're supposed to.
I don't know what I'm looking for...thoughts? Suggestions? Commiserations? I don't know. I'm just so frustrated that I have to miss work tomorrow to see if I can get in with my surgeon. I hate that I'm sitting here with a catheter in my stoma and there is nothing anyone can do and I have no answers and I don't know if I'll have to go to the hospital and I live by myself and I have no one to take care of my poor little cat and seriously this is not fair.
Phew...end rant. Anyway, I'd appreciate any words you all have to give me.