Re: trip to emergency room last night

From: Christine M. Smith (
Thu Jun 10 13:21:42 1999

At Thu, 10 Jun 1999, sherry wrote: >
>Hello everyone, Well I had to give in and go to the emergency room last
>night. The pain in my back was excruciating. I could not bend down or
>straighten up. My intestines are very tender and I am somewhat swollen
>with a low grade temp. I am heading for another bowel obstruction. The
>doctor I saw at the ER was honest with me, he said I was in a vicious
>cycle. Due to my adhesions on the intestines and bowel, they move very
>slowly. Due to chronic pain I take pain meds. which also slow down
>intestines. I have a list of things to get today to move bowels. Oh
>well. I have read that some of you have to use enemas also. Can anyone
>give advise on what works best? I have got to resolve this. I do not
>want the NG tube again. Thanks for all your words of encouragement, I
>know I am not alone. Sherry


I'm really sorry to hear that you've been having this much trouble and that you had to go to the ER. I can't give you advice on enemas but I'm sure someone can. Did the doctor think the back pain was from the pending obstruction? Hang in there!

Chris S.

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