Nov 27, 2008
I've sent Hubby on to see his family for Turkey Day. Yesterday afternoon my usual abdominal issues reached an intolerable crescendo that continued through the night and is still ongoing. No food for me - just water so I don't get dehydrated. Even that isn't going down too well.
I've got plenty of pain and nausea meds on hand, but when I get this bad nothing helps. I know exactly what is going on. Some section of small intestine is twisted around scar tissue and I've got a partial small bowel obstruction. Before someone jumps all over me that I need to be in a hospital, let me say that I'm doing exactly what they would do. Well, aside from IV fluids and a lovely NG tube to decompress things. No way. I've had my last experience with an NG tube. I'll know my condition is a true emergency if I start vomiting feces. At that point, and only at that point will I go to the hospital.
I mostly live on liquids anyway, so missing out on the "big dinner" doesn't bother me. Missing out on seeing my MIL and cousin and all her horses, dogs and other critters is what gets to me. I've been looking forward to this visit for weeks! I am thankful for my own dogs who are keeping close watch over me until Hubby gets back this evening. Honestly, I deal with these flareups better by myself without people hovering over me. There's nothing they can do.
I digitally salute my cyber friends and hope you have a wonderful holiday today. Eat some extra for me!