Re: bowel obstructions

From: Ginny King (
Tue Sep 28 18:02:51 1999

Hi Gloria,

Do not feel that you are "whiny", especially hear on the forum. I understand what you fell like as many of us do. I'm sorry you have had such a difficult time. I have not experienced a full bowel obstruction, but the pain from a partial is so bad that I dread the day I have a full one. I have Crohn's as well as adhesions and have found that I have to stay away from fruit and other high fiber foods. I have also had some relief taking the MSM which can be found at the drug store or health food store. I am going to a pain management clinic for the first time in October to help deal with the pain. Have you tried diet modification and do you go to a pain clinic? Keep the faith and keep us informed. Best wishes. Ginny At Mon, 27 Sep 1999, Gloria wrote: >
>I have been reading the forum and it is somehow comforting to know there
>are so many other people out there that are experiencing what I do. It
>makes me feel not so "whiny"....sometimes I think I must drive my family
>wild with all my ailments. I just got out of the hospital this morning
>after spending the last three days there being treated for a bowel
>obstruction. I left it till I was vomiting before I would go into
>emergency because I am so tired of the whole process. It seems I have
>to explain everything in detail each time I go in, and even then they
>tend to treat me like a druggie who is just looking for a "fix". This
>time I left it too long and ended up with the NG tube, the vomiting --
>everything. Thank God it resolved. This is the umpteenth time I have
>been treated for a bowel obstruction. I have had one corrective surgery
>for it.
>I am so depressed right now, as the doctors here all say there is
>NOTHING I can do about it. It is adhesion caused and there is nothing I
>can do to avoid it and it is only a matter of time before it strikes
>again. I can't even face the idea of having another episode, another NG
>tube, the pain. I feel so very helpless right now. I look into my
>future and I don't like what I see. Please, anyone else who suffers
>from bowel adhesions with chronic obstruction, if you have any advice
>for me -- anything that I should be doing, or should be asking the
>doctors to do...please let me know. I don't think I can face up to many
>more of these episodes.

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