Elisha, back pain is really common after abdominal surgery. We don't think about
it much, but our intestines are attached to a membrane that holds them in place. Disturbing that membrane can cause some pretty severe pain.
Please talk to her doctor or the nurses if she isn't getting adequate pain relief. The goal is to prevent as much pain as possible because this helps people to heal better. At the same time, they don't want to sedate her too much, because if she doesn't turn occasionally and take deep breaths, she could get pneumonia from lying still for too long. But talk to the nurses about
her pain control.
I hope she'll be feeling much better tomorrow or the next day
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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