Remember that boring day I hoped would continue?
November 23, 2021 6:59am CST
Well, the next day on Sunday we went to church, went out for lunch with some friends and I had a delicious salad. Bad idea. By that night I was in horrible pain and went to the ER. It was what I suspected, a bowel obstruction. Of course I had an NG tube put down my nose into my stomach. If you never had one of those tubes, I pray you never have to. If you have, you know how painful they are. I've had morphine around the clock for the abdominal pain and the NG. I haven't needed the morphine since last night. The surgeon said a few minutes ago that if I keep improving, I'll get clear liquids this afternoon and maybe go home tomorrow. He hasn't totally ruled out surgery, but sure hope I won't need it. I appreciate all prayers. Maybe I'll get anther wonderfully boring day soon, lol!
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• United States
I had a majority of my large intestine removed 20 years ago and have had several bowel obstructions since then. Raw veggies and fruit are not a good idea for me. I need things that are digested easily. I knew that of course, but forget sometimes. Don't think I'll forget again any time soon!
• United States
An NG tube is a nasal gastric plastic tube that one goes through your nose, down your throat and into your stomach. The other end is hooked up to a suction machine that pulls everything into a container instead of through your intestines. It gives your body a chance to rest and hopefully untangle the blockage. Sometimes it needs surgery, but I thankful it seems I won't need it. This NG tube has probably saved lives, but the pain is terrible. You feel that pain every single time you swallow. I'm praying the doc will take it out tomorrow.