Still In Hospital

Annabelle41415
Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi all, I'm still in the hospital. I should have gone home yesterday, but abdomen is extended, I'm in a lot of pain, and bowels have not even started to wake up yet. Doctor wants to keep me here until the bowels start working and the pain subsides some. Monday I wasn't even allowed to have any water and now I'm only able to have 3/4 cup of chicken broth, 1/2 cup jello and 1/2 cup of coffee and all of it has to be at room temperature. I am so hungry.

Haven't been up to reading the other posts yet, just wanted to let you know I'm still here and thinking and praying for you all.

Hoping to be home by Saturday or Sunday.

Hugs!

Kim
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  • Julie 44
    Julie 44 Member Posts: 476
    So Sorry
    Dear Kim,
    I am so sorry to hear that you are still stuck there...I was praying you would be home now...Guess that didn't work out so well...
    Keep asking for those pain meds and rest alot cause we all know how well they let you sleep in the hospital..lo lo lo
    Take good care of yourself and do what they say...Don't be in such a rush to eat their food is not worth eating..
    I will continue to pray for your recovery...JULIE
    Keep us posted if you feel up to it....
  • ittapp
    ittapp Member Posts: 383
    I am praying for you
    Hang in there, when I was in the hospital I asked my husband to keep the TV off because of all of the food comercials, I know how tough it can be to be in there and hungry!! I pray for you and hope you get out of there soon. God Bless you, Patti
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Thinking of you
    Thanks for letting everyone know how you are doing. I am thinking of you & hope your pain subsides soon & everything starts working properly again. I guess it takes some time to "re-train" our bodies to do what we want them to do.

    Best wishes!
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111
    Don't rush it
    Don't rush it. If you need to stay a few extra days then that is the best place for you. Hope those bowel sounds wake up for you soon and your pain is well controlled. Who ever thought grumbling bowels and gas would be music to your ears. I wish you well my fellow Michiganian.
  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342
    geotina said:

    Don't rush it
    Don't rush it. If you need to stay a few extra days then that is the best place for you. Hope those bowel sounds wake up for you soon and your pain is well controlled. Who ever thought grumbling bowels and gas would be music to your ears. I wish you well my fellow Michiganian.

    Hey Kim!!
    It's so good to hear from you, but hate to hear you being in pain. Do they have you on a pain pump? I had one of those with diladin (sp?) and it was great, you are able to push a button that is clipped to your gown every 10 minutes or so when needed, while it still continuously also flows a certain amount all the time, it really helped me when I was in the hospital, including stuff to make me sleepy, like phenegran actually helped me sleep with the pain meds.

    I'm glad to hear they are working your digestive system slowly, and really, by the end of the week, and with some walking around the hallways, you'll hopefully be able to eat more. They had me on some kind of protein and nutrients through the IV when I had my colostomy, so I wouldn't lose too much weight. But, definitely have the pain and pallative team come help you with the pain if the doctor and nurses aren't controlling it, they sure can ;)

    Much love and hugsss to you, will pray for your speedy recovery and hope you get out of there soon!

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna
  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020
    I hope
    I hope you get to go home soon,and everything starts working like it's supposed to.I'll pray that you get well soon.
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    karguy said:

    I hope
    I hope you get to go home soon,and everything starts working like it's supposed to.I'll pray that you get well soon.

    Hi Kim,
    Hi Kim. You will be out of the hospital before you know it. Hang in there. Let them take good care of you. So very glad to hear from you!
  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    Hi dear Kim,it's so nice to
    Hi dear Kim,it's so nice to hear from you.Your doctor is right,wait unitl the bowels wake up,then go home.You are in my prayers and hope you will be home soon and have a speedy recovery.
  • TLG320
    TLG320 Member Posts: 167
    Rest as much as you can! You're in my prayers and will be home before you know it!
    Tashina
  • christinecarl
    christinecarl Member Posts: 543
    I hope you feel better soon
    It is crazy how much a person can even want hospital food when you can't have much. It always drove me crazy when I could smell my roommates food in the hospital and I was not allowed to eat anything. I will pray everything starts working right for you and you are free from pain.
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    take it easy
    Hi Kim,

    Thanks for letting us know about your status. I'm sorry that you're still stuck in the hospital and I'll be praying for those bowels to wake up soon and for the pain to subside. I know it's definitely hard to get much rest in the hospital, but you hang in there. I read an article a while back that people who chew gum while in the hospital after bowel surgery "wake up" their digestive system sooner & tend to go home a day sooner. I guess chewing the gum starts the saliva going, then it also works on the peristalsis. I didn't know this when I was in the hospital myself, but maybe you can try it. I don't think it could hurt if hubby could bring in a few sticks of gum for you.

    Take care!
    Lisa
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    lisa42 said:

    take it easy
    Hi Kim,

    Thanks for letting us know about your status. I'm sorry that you're still stuck in the hospital and I'll be praying for those bowels to wake up soon and for the pain to subside. I know it's definitely hard to get much rest in the hospital, but you hang in there. I read an article a while back that people who chew gum while in the hospital after bowel surgery "wake up" their digestive system sooner & tend to go home a day sooner. I guess chewing the gum starts the saliva going, then it also works on the peristalsis. I didn't know this when I was in the hospital myself, but maybe you can try it. I don't think it could hurt if hubby could bring in a few sticks of gum for you.

    Take care!
    Lisa

    ahhhhKim
    AhhhKim I am so sorry you are having that pain and still in hospital. I hope things get movin soon and you are out of there. So good to hear from you.

    mags
  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
    Good to hear from you
    Hi Kim.. It sure is good to hear from you even though you're are in pain. It take a few days for your bowels to wake up and maybe a few more sence they havent been used in a while. Keep walking if you can it helps to get everything moving. Hope you're home soon. You're almost done with the fight. Just one more step and you're done!!


    life is funny sometimes
    Brooks
  • Good to hear from you
    Hi Kim.. It sure is good to hear from you even though you're are in pain. It take a few days for your bowels to wake up and maybe a few more sence they havent been used in a while. Keep walking if you can it helps to get everything moving. Hope you're home soon. You're almost done with the fight. Just one more step and you're done!!


    life is funny sometimes
    Brooks

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  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342
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    Oh Grace....
    ...we talk about lots of gross stuff, it's always fun to just talk about anything here, nothing to be embarrassed about a thing here ;)

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna
  • coolvdub
    coolvdub Member Posts: 408
    Shayenne said:

    Oh Grace....
    ...we talk about lots of gross stuff, it's always fun to just talk about anything here, nothing to be embarrassed about a thing here ;)

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna

    Kim,
    Sorry you are in such

    Kim,
    Sorry you are in such pain, be patient. If your bowels aren't working yet they soon will be. When I went through my obstruction last month, all of the sudden in the middle of the night, things started to move. I bet you may experience the same thing. I was never so happy.

    Don
  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342
    coolvdub said:

    Kim,
    Sorry you are in such

    Kim,
    Sorry you are in such pain, be patient. If your bowels aren't working yet they soon will be. When I went through my obstruction last month, all of the sudden in the middle of the night, things started to move. I bet you may experience the same thing. I was never so happy.

    Don

    Don,
    So good to see you here, isn't it funny how happy we are to see our poop after surgeries and obstructions? LOL..I've had several, and swear my face just lights up when my bowels move lol...

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Praying for you
    Hey, Kim

    I'm sorry you are having a hard time. I hope you'll feel better and be sprung soon!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • shrevebud
    shrevebud Member Posts: 105
    In the hospital
    Hi Kim:

    Sorry to hear that you are in the hospital and having pain. Hope your system gets to moving soon and you can go home. Sending get-well wishes your way. Take care. Roy
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252
    So sorry
    Thanks for checking in with us. I've been wondering and worried.

    I'm sorry you are having pain and things aren't moving yet. I pray that you have forward progress now and get to come home this weekend.