I was feeling great heartburn and "almost" like nausea since early November.
(I have a cast iron stomach!) It got worse and worse-four days in the
hospital and 2 nights in ER, plus being curled up in the fetal position at
home most of the time. A week ago I started on belladonna and I am a new
> I am currently experimenting with my diet to see if eating very small
> amounts helps with the pain - so far so good, but as I say this is just
> an experiment. I had what I (and my doctors) believed was a partial
> bowel obstruction, and I got through it by going on a liquid only diet.
> I will let you know if my "less is more" diet works.
I, too, am being very careful with every bite. I am just using Nestle's NuBasics, which the hospital uses, scrambled eggs and some cereal. Yesterday I had some toast-and just a teensy bit of tummy twinges, so no more toast!
> Welcome to the board, and please feel free to ask any questions that you
> may have. Hopefully one of the people on this forum with more knowledge
> than I have will be able to answer you more accurately than I have. I
> hope this helps.
Thank you, Clare! It will help just knowing there are others out there! When I looked at the coloured picture of adhesions, I nearly fainted-and then I read about a lady who had over 100 of them. I thought my life was ending-and I am-or was before my surgeries-a healthy, vibrant person. My goal is to be well enough to return to karate this summer to start training for 2nd degree black belt. I am 61, by the way.
In difficult moments, behave like a duck. Keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but keep paddling away underneath.