Aug 31, 2009 - 10:45 am
I was back at the hospital yesterday afternoon due to severe constipation problems due to my pain medication.
I had not had a regular bm since my surgery last Wednesday and by yesterday morning was in such pain I knew I wouldn't be able to deal with it myself. I asked my husband to drive me to the hospital and they had to give me an enima and some anti-anxiety medication. They took x-rays and found I had fecal matter very high up in my intestines which was causing major bloating and pain. Everything ended up ok but I don't remember anything after 2:00 yeserday afternoon. I woke up in my bed this morning at 8:30.
Please make sure that when you are discharged after surgery you get a stool softener (if needed) to take with any pain medicaitons. My discharge nurse should have mentioned this before I left the hospital last Thursday, but she was in such a hurry to get us out of there that she didn't cover much of the after care instructions.