Master September 2019

Possible bowel blockage

Colleen, on August 13, 2019 at 10:59 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 27
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My wedding is September 28. Am been not feeling good. Found out it may be a bowel blockage. So now I am trying to stay come. Hoping I don’t need surgery.


  • Mrsbdeg
    Master August 2017
    Mrsbdeg ·
    Oh no! Good luck! I hope all goes well with your treatment
  • Destiny
    VIP May 2020
    Destiny ·
    This was me in middle school they prescribed mirilax and 30 min to am hour of walking every day to get things moving
  • Monique
    VIP December 2019
    Monique ·
    Yikes! Hope everything goes alright with that!
  • Melle
    Master June 2019
    Melle ·
    Best of luck !
  • Devoted June 2020
    Hope you feel better soon.
  • J
    Savvy November 2019
    Jamie ·
    I pray you will be better than your usual self for your special day! Try not to stress but be diligent in your pursuit of good health! All my best to you!
  • A
    Beginner November 2020
    Adree-Anna ·
    You might want to see about an enema if possible
  • Colleen
    Master September 2019
    Colleen ·
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    Getting cat scan tomorrow.
  • Grace
    Dedicated December 2020
    Grace ·

    I hope you feel better! May things get moving sooner rather than later so you can enjoy your big day!

  • J
    Dedicated October 2020
    Jenny ·
    Hope that you will be feeling better and back to normal ASAP!! Praying for you!
  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·

    I developed a bowel blockage last month after I had surgery. My symptoms included projectile vomiting (think the exorcist), nausea, no gas or bowel movement for a few days (normally not a problem but I had just had surgery so gas from the surgery was still trapped inside me), and extremely painful bloating (worst I had ever felt). What they usually do is insert a nasogastric tube ("NG tube") into your nose and down to your stomach to drain the stuff that is getting backed up. They keep it in for at least 24-48 hours or until the stuff stops getting sucked out (they tape it to your nose to stay in place). That's what that big cup/pitcher thing on the wall in hospital rooms is for (so I learned). Not to scare you, but the insertion of the NG tube is extremely painful and having the tube down your throat hurts a lot. I was very miserable. You can't eat or drink anything, not even water or ice chips, until enough stuff has drained out of you. I ended up being in the hospital for 4 days. But I did start feeling better once the tube began sucking enough stuff out. I hope you don't have to get the NG tube but if you do, I wish you all the best and hope you feel better soon!

  • Sara
    Devoted April 2020
    Sara ·
    I pray you have a fast recovery with whatever it ends up being and feel better real soon! Try to stay as calm as possible, easier said than done I know. God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle. ❤️
  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
    Oh I got one of those after being in the hospital. They gave me so many laxatives. I hope you don't need surgery but the manual method wasn't a fun time either. Remember to rest after!
  • Colleen
    Master September 2019
    Colleen ·
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    What i read was surgery.
  • Cheryl
    Expert October 2020
    Cheryl ·
    I have Crohn's disease, so I'm super familiar with these issues. Everyone is different, so try not to worry too much (it's impossible not to worry a little). I'm sure you have great doctors and yes, sometimes surgery is needed, because it may be something instead of or in addition to just constipation that can resolve itself with laxatives and movement. But maybe it's not that. You won't know until you know, but the good thing is that they aren't sending you to the ER for the cat scan. I'm sorry you're going through this and will hope for the best for you. Try to stay in the present today. And try to stay off WebMD. That site is terrifying. 😊
  • Colleen
    Master September 2019
    Colleen ·
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    No but going today for A stat cat scan.
  • Amber
    Devoted September 2020
    Amber ·
    Wow, I hope your surgery goes well and it fixs your problem. In my family on my moms side there's a lot of bowel problems especially with the females on that side..
  • IvyAndKris
    Expert October 2019
    IvyAndKris ·

    I really hope it all works out well for you and your health.

  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Cliodhna ·

    Oh no, Colleen! I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending you well wishes

  • Amanduh
    Dedicated January 2020
    Amanduh ·

    Good luck with everything. Sorry to hear that

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