At Thu, 10 Jun 1999, Tina Shelby wrote:
>I have often wondered if all but about 10% of my small bowel was removed -
>would I be better and what the percentages would be. I am interested in
>knowing who told you that and what more did they say. I have been afraid to
>ask about it as an option because it is so radical. I have decided that if I
>have to have an open lap - I am going to want them to take most of the bowel
>out. I nearly died my last abdominal surgery and I am terrified of having
>surgery again. The next time will be because I have no other choice. Thanks
>so much for the info.
>At 04:58 PM 6/9/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>Dear Brenda, when I read your note, I almost cried because I, too, HATE
>that darn NG tube!!!!!! I can almost do it by myself. They are in shock
>when I tell them which side to use and how to do it. As a matter of fact,
>if they put it in a little ice, it goes down much better!! I hate it though
>because it not only hurts my throat but my stomach too. It feels like it is
>going to suck out my stomach. I don't know what is worse - it or the
>blockage!!! When I am in that condition, instead of praying for pain
>relief, I pray that He will just take me home and put my out of my misery!!
>That way, I'll be in no more pain and I will be with my Mother, Grandmother,
>Grandfather and Father. I am beginning to contemplate an ostomy (I think
>that is how you spell it) you know, moving your bowels into a bag, but, I am
>terrified of this alternative. I was told by someone that this may relieve
>80% of my pain because the bulk of my pain stems from adhesions over almost
>90% or more of my i!
>>ntestines and 10% over my spine. I REALLY need some advice from someone
>who has been there. Any ideas?
>>>>> Brenda <Kisnerace@aol.com> 05/02 11:45 PM >>>
>>It is so good to have a site to go into and know that I am not "crazy",
>>Every three months I too go into the hospital with a bowel obstruction.
>>They make me lay there for days hoping it resolves itself, this has been
>>going on for 3 yrs. since my last major surgery.
>>Trust me I do NOT want to have another surgery but I also do not like
>>having that NG tube put it and laying there in the hospital being so
>>sick you pray to god to get rid of your pain.
>>Lets stick together everyone, there has got to be some hope out there
>>for all of us!!!!!