View Full Version : Stomach is bad...real bad
10-13-2005, 05:57 PM
I have been so incredibly constipated that I can not even eat much because my stomach has no capacity, literally, because my bowels are in the way.
I have gone once in two weeks, but not for lack of trying. I've used enemas, suppositories, and, as of today and yesterday *3* doses of Milk of Magnesia....and NOTHING. I'm really beginning to think I may have an ileus....it's hurting, nothing is moving in there, and when I go to the bathroom I get a stream of bloody tissue (real, real sorry to be so gross)......I have an interview in 9 hours!!!!! I should have been asleep long ago, but I'm uncomfortable, and obviously can't sleep either since it's almost 1 am.
What do I DO if I can't get to this interview? I cant tell them I had a stomach problem!!! I REALLY want to go, but the way things are looking I'll be at my gastro's office on an emergency basis......If nothing passes by morning, with about 12 hours passing since I'd taken the MOM, then something is SERIOUSLY wrong.
I do not hear any bowel sounds, none, nada...not even a little ping.
Helllllp....I can't let another opportunity get passed up because of my STUPID BODY!
10-13-2005, 06:16 PM
ps...wanted to add that normally I'll go after just ONE dose of milk of mag....this makes three doses in 2 days and I've had NO RESULTS...What scares me the most is that it works for me, it makes me go, and theres just nothing happening but some pain. :(
I'm seeing an NG tube and an IV in my future........ugggggggggggghhhhhhh
10-13-2005, 06:56 PM
oh man, Sandy...........this must also be flipping your bladder out.......do your best........take some deep breaths to get to the interview....sing happy songs in the car on the way, that is what I do................then high tail it to ER or the Gastro before you even think of going home.......you are a nurse.......you know all the nasty things this could end up being...............take care of YOU.........please.........
10-13-2005, 07:08 PM
The trouble is, my interview is at least 30 minutes away, one way, and I have to be there a couple hours, and I keep running to the bathroom to pass blood :( Something is SO wrong that I'm scared. The MOM bottle says if you have blood, or you don't go after taking it, then call the doctor asap.
Don't know whether to go get the bf up, call the gastro, or go to the ER, or go lay on the couch with a cup of hot tea!
I don't usually get this panicky, but this is scaring me.
10-13-2005, 07:30 PM
Man Sandy wish I could help... I didn't even know what one was till I researched just now. Let me diddo everythng Julie said. ((((((((huge hug)))))))))
10-13-2005, 07:33 PM
Thank you Katrina :) Well, at least I taught ya something didn't I ? LOL
I'm drinking hot tea now.........hoping that will make me sleepy......ya think the interview people would understand if I called and said my intestines were paralyzed and I wouldnt make it...and can we reschedule? I have to laugh because it sounds SO absurd...only *I* could get into a mess like this!
10-14-2005, 12:03 AM
Just to let people know, I made it through the night, things eventually calmed down with my stomach and the massive dose of MOM did it's job, it just did it very painfully. I slept about 1 hour total, dozing, on the couch, but I feel alert and ok enough to go to my interview in a couple hours. I'm just sore, and tired!!
I'm so sick of having an unpredictable body!!!!!!!!
10-14-2005, 02:14 AM
I am so glad your feeling better Sandy. I was very worried. I got about an hour's sleep last night.
10-14-2005, 02:32 AM
Glad to here things got a bit better for you :) Hope the interveiw goes well & take care.
10-14-2005, 03:58 AM
I'm glad things, um, worked themselves out. But please go to your gastro and find out what's wrong. That kind of constipation is not safe and you don't want end up with something worse in the long run.
I hope the job interview goes well!
10-14-2005, 04:14 AM
Poetgirl is right on --- you need to see your doctor ASAP. Please call today.
Sending healing thoughts,
10-14-2005, 04:15 AM
I am glad it worked for you.. I hope your interview went well and you got the job..
10-14-2005, 05:08 AM
Sandy, I'm so glad you finally were able to empty your bowel, but I think the others are right -- it's time to go to the doc and discuss what just happened. I'm worried about ya :grouphug:
10-14-2005, 06:14 AM
Please go to the Dr. and talk to him. Good Luck with the jod Stuff and talk care
10-14-2005, 07:30 AM
I went to my interview, it was, of course, 1 1/2 hours long. I met with a nurse recruiter and the Labor and Delivery Nurse Manager---and they are setting up a high risk OB/antepartum unit, and I think, THINK, they want me. They said they wanted someone from the outside, who had a lot of floor experience, and had experience with the meds used on that unit...that'd be me :) Considering the night I had I did darn well with the interview. I know I did well enough to get the job, just hope they liked me enough.
I've been sleeping ALL day long, well, laying in the bed dozing, cause I feel like someone beat the crap outta me last night.......unreal.
I promise to call the gastro and make an appt. I will do it from the carpool line, which I have to go join shortly *sigh*...I just wanna go back to bed :(
I looked back at what I wrote last night and I really WAS scared, and still am. I was sure I had an ileus, certain of it. It is really dangerous to get that bad, and I NEVER EVER wanna go through that again.
Ok, to the couch I go til it's time to go.
Barb, thanks for coaching me through my um, time of need, lol! I'm sorry you didn't get any sleep last night either :(
Thank you for the kind thoughts....they mean a lot to me.
10-14-2005, 07:37 AM
I told both the recruiter and the nurse manager I had IC, they didnt know what it was!!! Neither one of them knew what it was! I explained it to them and lied, basically, and said mine was pretty much under control....which I hope it will be by the time I'd start working, if I get the job.
I didn;'t know what IC was either til I was dx'd with it!!!!!!!!
I had to tell them something to account for 4 years of being out on "medical leave"...I left out the fibro, the cfs, the thyroid, the bowels going ape, etc etc etc lol..I really figure it's none of their business unless it interferes with my ability to work. Which btw, is 2 days a week after orientation! :woohoo:
10-14-2005, 08:05 AM
Hope your job interview goes well now, and you can go to the Dr. and find out what the problem is.
10-14-2005, 10:58 AM
Sandy I am glad you are starting to feel better . But I would consult your gastro dr. to see what is going on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
10-14-2005, 11:19 AM
:) hi,Sandy, just seen this thread now, I'm very sorry you had to go through all this pain, but I'm glad you're doing better now, but please listen to the other girls, you have to go to see a gastrointorologist, this bowel thing is not good, you passing blood it's not good.
I'm glad you're interview went well, and I really don't think you have to tell them every thing about your illness, you have mentioned IC, that's enough, they didden't know what it was anyway, the rest is all IC related is it not? anyway take care of yourself, and hope you have a better night sleep tonight, :grouphug: martha
10-14-2005, 04:50 PM
I made my gastro appt for the 26th, so thats not too far off, and I should be able to hang on til then. I promised I'd make the appt, and I did. I can't go through that again. Between the Crohns and the IBS, I'm NEVER normal---one extreme or the other. Not to mention what all of that cramping did to my bladder....it's still not happy.
Going to bed, this is about all the energy I have to exert tonight :) Thanks everyone for supporting me through yet another drama lol!
10-14-2005, 05:48 PM
I knew it, I knew it that you would wow them. Congrats! I will talk poop with you at midnight anyday of the week. Talked to your man right after he got off the phone with you from the interview. I hadn't read the posts yet that you were better. Nice chap that one. I'm looking forward to sleeping some too.
Hugs there buddy,
10-17-2005, 02:03 AM
LOL Barb, he is a nice guy. He took the day off , so we could spend some time together, and figures that I spent the entire night either wishing I could go, or wishing I could STOP going! So then I slept most of the day after I got home from my interview... I have been sooooooooo tired all weekend, had a migraine all day Saturday, then period on Sunday, and today just exhaustion still....Don't know why in the world I'm STILL so tired! :)
How are you feeling now that you have some meds in your system?
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