Re: Karla,

Thu Mar 2 08:17:48 2000

My God be with you honey!! You have all of our prayers!

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> Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 10:54 AM
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> Subject: Re: Karla,
> Toni,
> I have had several partial bowel obstructions and my symptoms were pain,
> nausea, swelling, cramping and vomiting. I have had to go to the hospital
> many times with them and the doctors there told me that the way to know
> there
> is an obstruction is the nausea and vomiting. I have also had total bowel
> obstructions and that is awful, required immediate emergency surgery. At
> that time, I was vomiting every 7 to 10 minutes, just bile. Apparently
> when
> the bowel is obstructed the bile that your stomach naturally produces
> cannot
> get through the bowel and it comes back up and that causes the vomiting.
> I
> am going for surgery next week because of this. After having two partial
> obstructions in the last 2 months and having to go on liquid diet to avoid
> a
> total obstruction I have lost over 28 pounds and it is now necessary to
> have
> the surgery. I try everything to avoid it as we all know surgery is short
> term help, but at this time I have no quality of life and have lost so
> much
> weight that I have no choice. Hope this helps, I am no expert, can only
> share what happened to me. Best of luck and I wish everyone well, Ginni

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