Well, here we are on day ten. Several days have passed with no change: sill bloat/distention, little-to-no gas (all coming up and out as belches), inability to digest food, if I make an attempt to go beyond clear liquids, or if I even just wait around long enough, the digestive juices will build up on both sides of the blockage to the point of eventually making me feel incredibly sick and starting to spew forth all the digestive junk in there that's making me ill via vomiting and diarrhea.
Yesterday I had a CT scan to try and figure out what's up. What they found was exactly what I expected to find: healthy bowel, with the obstruction midway up (meaning well-above my former stoma/current anastamosis site). Everything above that obstruction was large and swollen with fluids, including the stomach.
So yesterday afternoon, I could start to feel that bloat coming on from those fluids that causes nausea and eventually leads to the vomiting. I told my nurses that it was time to start the NG tube.
Well, the insertion of it was pure hell. I'll just leave it at that. Once I got drugged up enough, I am able to tolerate it, but still an in pain and pretty miserable with it in. At least it will keep the intense vomiting away, though.
Oh, they also inserted a picc line so they could start giving me IV nutrition.
Other than that, I am just extremely tired all the time. Unable to keep my eyes
open. Dozed off at least two doezen times while I've been writin this one update, so I'm going to get back to sleep.
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32-year-old single female (teacher)
Oct 2012 - Proctocolectomy, J-Pouch, loop ileostomy.
Take-down scheduled Dec 11th.
Dx mild/moderate UC 1995
Dx severe pancolitis 2011