Surgery to correct adhesions in non-emergency cases
From: Siouxshi (email@example.com)
Tue Feb 4 06:09:26 2003
i have been in and out of the hospital with surgeries, NG tubes, and the
waiting game for bowel obstructions due to adhesion from 4 prior
abdominal surgeries. on christmas eve, that familiar pain hit me duirng
a large family gathering AT MY HOUSE. i was determined not to be in the
hospital for x-mas so i borrowed some darvocet from my neighbor recoving
from a c-section and waited it out at home. during these episodes that
occur at least once a month, i do not go to the hospital unless a fever
develops or a begin vomitting. while in the middle of the pain, i am
determined to get help for myself this time but when it has passed, i am
so grateful and feel so good that i don't ever call my doctor.
do doctors go in to clean out adhesions (and possibly use the new
formation preventions) without being in the middle of an obstruction? do
i have to continue this cycle until another 100% blockage occurs instead
of the partials i have been having? 100% or a partial, the pain is the
same. i cannot eat regular meals, cannot digest meat or veggies very
well. i live on cereal and bread with the occassional potato and pasta.
the weight loss if OK with me but not enjoying the foods i love and
living in fear of when the next episode will hit me and not knowing
where i will be when it does it a crappy way to live, as i am sure you
can this be an elective, laparoscopic surgery or must it be a required,
laparatomy always??? thanks for any help!