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Annabelle41415
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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

Julie 44
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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....

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ittapp
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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
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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!

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geotina
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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.

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Shayenne
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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

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karguy
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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.

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lizzydavis
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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
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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
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Rest as much as you can! You're in my prayers and will be home before you know it!
Tashina

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christinecarl
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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.

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lisa42
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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

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maglets
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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

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just4Brooks
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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
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...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

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coolvdub
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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

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Shayenne
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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

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tootsie1
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Hey, Kim

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

*hugs*
Gail

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shrevebud
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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

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Kathryn_in_MN
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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.

coloCan
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You're bowels will start working soon, if they haven;t already and then your food willbe more solid until back to "Normal"/ Hopefully your pain will be adeaquately medicated and your return home soon.....Steve

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Kathleen808
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Kim,
We miss you. Thanks so much for updating us. I pray that your pain lessens, rather goes away. We're thinking of you.

Aloha,
Kathleen

tiny one
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I'm thinking of you and hoping things start moving soon. Just take it slow. Hope you get to go home by the weekend.

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pluckey
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Oh Kim, I was where you are a few months ago. No food for 10 days and waiting on my damn bowels to move. I hope things happen soon and you can get sprung from the Hospital!

Peggy

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angelsbaby
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I am sorry you are not feeling well i am hoping that you get to come home this weekend (no place like home) Take care
huggs

michelle

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CanadaSue
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Kim,

Hoping you have a speedy recovery.

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Hugs,

Sue

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lesvanb
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thanks for letting us know how you are Kim. lots of love coming your way.

Leslie

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idlehunters
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You are one of God's angels...... that is how I know you will be just fine. You are one of the sweetest and most caring people I know. Please get plenty of rest and we will see you back in the room soon

Jennie

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grammadebbie
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Dear Kim,

So sorry you are having such a rough time. I don't kknow why that aren't more aggressive with pain medication. I will be praying for you and hope you can get some real food soon. Thanks for checking in with us. You are so sweet and such a big part of this forum. You are missed. Take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can.

God Bless You,

Debbie (gramma)

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Nana b
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Get home soon..........praying for you and your quick reccovery!

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Nana b
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Get home soon..........praying for you and your quick reccovery!

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KathiM
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I had been hospitalized for a total bowel obstruction, so I was nothing by mouth....

I got so weak and hungry, that I asked for TPN (IV nutrition), since I was headed to chemo the following week...

BIG, warm hugs to you, my dear!

Hugs, Kathi

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KathiM
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I had been hospitalized for a total bowel obstruction, so I was nothing by mouth....

I got so weak and hungry, that I asked for TPN (IV nutrition), since I was headed to chemo the following week...

BIG, warm hugs to you, my dear!

Hugs, Kathi

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AceSFO
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Hi, Kim,

I wish I could come visit -
Short of that, know that we're thinking about you and hoping you're back home soon.
hang in there!
Adrian

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just4Brooks
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Kim, As you can see by all the posts. You have a lot of people pulling for you. Sure is nice to have friends!!

Come home soon

Brooks

dorookie
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I sure hope your feeling better, we miss you here and just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you. Hang in there and come home soon!

God Bless
Beth

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butterfly23
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Hi Kim,

Thanks for keeping us updated. I wish it was better news. You are getting better each day! I wish you well, and hope you come home sooooon!

Hugs,
Karyn

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Patteee
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Kim,
Hope you are home now or headed that way! I know I was in for 7 days, took that long to get the colon awake. And I was starving- kept trying to bribe my mother to bring me just ONE bite of tunafish sandwich! The first couple of days at home were not exactly fun- colon confused, kept me running to the bathroom with urgency feelings and then NOTHING. My roommate was in for colitis issues and had the surgery to get the bag- she was in and out in 3 days! I kept whining to my surgeon about how unfair that was- looking back on it, I really feel for the staff on the colorectal floor at Mayo: having to put up with me! :)

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