Monday, June 29, 2009

Obstruction? Hope Not!

Today has been no fun at all. I've been up since 3 am with stomach pain. I noticed a little bit of discomfort last night, but thought not too much of it. Then at 3 am It woke me out of my sleep. It's hard to describe kind of...It feel like the potential of a bowel obstruction but not that bad. I've had enough bowel obstructions to know what that's like. It sort of feels like leading up to an obstruction.

Anyway so I watched the clock from 3 am until it's time for me to get up for work at 0440. I went to work and did the usual stuff. Around 11 am I realized the pain was so severe that I had to leave work. So I went to the local pharmacy and picked up the usual stuff for when this lovely incident happens.

Ouch. I'm miserable. My stomach looks like I'm about 6 months pregnant. I do hear lots of rumbling around and lots of noise in there. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I don't feel the "usual" severe need to go the hospital awful pains, that is accompanied by vomiting, thankfully *Fingers Crossed*

I'm resting, trying my hardest to hydrate like water is going out of style. I sure hope this passes soon and doesn't get worse.


6 comments: said...

I hope it's not! I've had a full obstruction before that had to be operated on and then two following surgeries to repair hernias...If you'd like a little homemade recipe to get the bowels going let me know.


Jess said...

Yes please!!!!

Katey said...

I know how you feel...i've had several obstructions too, one of which I had to have major surgery! I'm praying that this passes and you can skip out on the hospital! Feel better!

Have you tried Miralax before? After my major obstruction (which was caused we think, by narcotic pain meds, and other stuff right after transplant), they started me on Miralax a couple of months later and it seemed to work pretty good. And like you, my stomach looked like i was pregnant with triplets...literally!

Kristen said...

I hope you start to feel better soon!

Heidi said...

Oh no! I just went through this about a month ago. they did tell me at the time that bowel sounds were a good sign! I hope things get "movin" soon. I was told after the fact I have DIOS -- distal intestinal obstructive syndrome which apparently is common in CF adults! SHEESH! Just when you think you know it all! Feel better. said...

32 oz. of luke warm water with 2 teaspoons of sea salt. Shake it up real well and then drink it down as fast as you can. It tastes gross, but in about 30 minutes, you'll feel the difference if you are picking up what I'm putting down :)

Let me know how it works. Sometimes it takes a couple of doses.