Finally had to have surgery
From: Christine Petrie (email@example.com)
Wed Nov 11 19:24:30 2009
After many years of having bowel obstructions and pain I have given in
and had surgery for my adhesions. This was not an operation I took
lightly , but the final straw came about 2 weeks ago when I had a really
nasty and painful obstruction.I had been having obstructions at 2 week
intervals . It cleared with Gastrographin. I dont know if any of you
have heard of it but it is used in New Zealand hospitals as the first
hospital treatment to clear obstructions. It is a contrast dye so when
an xray is taken it shows the small bowel clearly and can show very
clearly any obstruction and it also clears the bowel.
I had the surgery a few days later . I have had a full cut down my
stomach and had 30staples. The surgeon said that 10per cent of my small
bowel was adhered to the pelvic wall and there were loops also. I am
hoping that this op will keep things at bay for a while. I know that
this is not a cure but even if I get some relief I will be happy. Right
now I am in quite a bit of pain and feeling sorry for myself and I hope
this will soon pass, I wonder wheather it will. I am on Tramadol and it
makes me want to sleep all the time and I hate that.
I really appreciate this site as we all understand what it is like to
suffer with adhesions.
Thanks for reading