Jun 16, 2012 - 7:48 pm
I've been in the hospital twice in less than a month because of a partial obstruction of my small intestine due to surgery adhesions (scarring). The main reason why I ended up in the hospital both times was because the abdominal pain would not stop (a crampy pain that came in waves every couple of minutes) and the pain and queasiness were preventing me from being able to eat or drink anything at all. I felt I was getting dehydrated and I was so afraid that the pain was going to last for days or even weeks. Before the last episode, I had prescription pain pills which I took at the first sign of cramps but they didn't help at all. I now have a different and hopefully more effective pain pill from my doctor which I will keep with me at all times. I'm doing better now and watching what I eat - nothing really greasy and I'm still afraid to eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, although I have to be careful to not get constipated. The last episode occurred right after I had a bowel movement which was on the constipated-side.
I appreciate any suggestions on how to deal with partial obstructions, since it's sure to happen again to me. Thank you!