I just spent the weekend in the hospital for an obstructed bowel, I had a partial obstructed bowel a little over a month ago, and went to my PCP for it. She put me on a liquid diet and bed rest for a few days, and the last x-ray showed that it was “resolving”.
Thursday night I again had middle abdominal pain and by Friday morning I was in a fetal position (from the pain) in bed for the day. Both my PCP and my GI were unavailable, so I went to the ER (I HATE the ER), and they gave me morphine, and inserted a nasal-gastric tube in my nose and suctioned out the pressure above the block, they called that “decompression”, and slapped me in the hospital on a nothing diet and IV feeding.
So here it is, Monday morning and I’m back at work, feeling a little wimpy but otherwise OK. But the question remains, why did I have two OBs in a couple of months? The Surgeon agrees that it is either the first one hadn’t truly resolved, or there is an underlying cause.
It doesn’t seem to be related to my UC, but the UC complicates the treatment. The surgeon wants me on a low fiber diet, and to stop my Metamucil for a few weeks, then a reduced dosage (three capsules per day instead of six). Experience shows that without my Metamucil. I resemble a fire hose with watery D. Oh well, I guess fire hose mode is better than in bed in the fetal position.