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Since: Jul 12

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#417
Jul 8, 2013
 
applecake wrote:
Thanks for the healing support everyone.
I am still in the hospital and very nauseous. I can't seem to keep anything down. I am doing saccaromyces boulardii and peppermint oil, but I still throw up every night. Waaahhhh! I really want to leave.
Applecake, I drink CHAMOMILE tea when I am nauseous and it helps a bit. Feeling nauseous is awful and I feel so badly for you. Have the doctors given you any indication on when you can leave? I, like so many people on this board are praying for you.

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Deb

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#418
Jul 9, 2013
 
AC,

Try eliminating the saccaromyces boulardii and peppermint oil to see if the nausea will go away.

Take care and get better soon!
Moe

Nokomis, IL

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#419
Jul 9, 2013
 
Won't they give you anti-nausea meds? They worked wonderf for me.
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Moe
applecake wrote:
Thanks for the healing support everyone.
I am still in the hospital and very nauseous. I can't seem to keep anything down. I am doing saccaromyces boulardii and peppermint oil, but I still throw up every night. Waaahhhh! I really want to leave.
Anne

Etobicoke, Canada

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#420
Jul 9, 2013
 
AC..so sorry to hear you are still suffering. I feel for you with the nausea. I wish I could offer some advice but the only thing that works for me is an anti-nausea med. I hope that you will feel better soon and be able to go home.

Jen..thanks for thinking of me. My nausea is still coming and going but not as bad as the 24/7 I had all of June. Right now I am fighting a head cold and cannot breathe. I usually don't get congested, but more the opposite and can usually clear it up soon. I should be asleep right now but it is difficult when your nose is totally blocked...lol. Nothing though compared to what AC is going through.

Betsy..hope all is well with you. Anything new on having the colonoscopy. Is that still in the works?

Take care and hugs to all!

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#421
Jul 11, 2013
 
hi all,

I am still in the hospital. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and for your concern. This has been something of a trip to hell and I haven't quite made it back.

I stopped the peppermint oil and sb days ago. I guess the issue is that I still have a small bowel ileus. They say it is "slight" but it is enough to keep me in here and my gut immobile.

The nausea is at bay at the moment and I had a cup of chicken broth today. Hoping it stays down tonight.

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Georgia

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#422
Jul 11, 2013
 
ac,
I am so very sorry you are having to go through all this. I just hope you are better soon and can get out of there. You are in my thoughts.
Betsy

Alsbach, Germany

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#423
Jul 11, 2013
 
AC, I feel so bad and I bet everybody here feels bad at what you are going through. No idea what to say if the doc says there is a small bowel ileus they are tending to. Would make second-guessing what you can keep down hard, too. Did they recommend the chicken broth? Ever heard of Zwieback? It's what the Germans get in hospitals, with chamomile tea. Man alive, the weight you must be losing. Such a tragedy you can't give it to me to lose for you .... Do you know that really really deep breathing helps when you are nauseous? It does. It really does. Focus on the breathing, really deep and slow. Soon it will be all better. And you'll go home and life will be more fun. And you'll watch some Scandi Noir movies on your Sofa, I have a new list I will recommend (like "GSI Goeteborg" - ever heard of that one?- very cool, lots of installments ....). Take really good care. You are in my thoughts ....

When I do my heavy duty gardening, guys, and yes, thnx for asking Jen (glad you are feeling better), my joint pain alias muscle pain really is better after the acupuncture, I am totally beat after I work in the garden, but not the aches & pains. Colonoscopy-wise I am procrastinating and eating as good as I can, Anne, somehow I have had too many dealing with doctors, couldn't face it (I have been having these asthma-like attacks for a few months now - maybe because I am an ex-smoker?-,coughing like a lunatic takes your breath away and makes you feel like you are going to keel over - very embarassing in a supermarket - and because the snooty allergy doctor team has already told me I have absolutely NO ALLERGIES, shoo shoo shoo, I went to see a lung doc and he gave me a fancy cortisone spritzer which is sure something for my hypochondriacal heart, nothing like a cortisone spritz - great doc, great personality,- and so I couldn't face another doc, will have the col done in fall ....).---- Anne, maybe it is time to go off SCD for while, remember I had the nausea, too, and when I went off SCD the nausea went away AND THE PAIN DID NOT COME BACK (as bad).

My story du jour.
Moe

Nokomis, IL

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#424
Jul 12, 2013
 
Hoping you get well soon! I know how it goes, I spent 13 days in and it was tough. I had almost no visitors since the hospital is more than an hour from home. So it was pretty boring, glad I had some funny docs/residents/fellows to cheer me up.
Take care,
Moe
applecake wrote:
hi all,
I am still in the hospital. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and for your concern. This has been something of a trip to hell and I haven't quite made it back.
I stopped the peppermint oil and sb days ago. I guess the issue is that I still have a small bowel ileus. They say it is "slight" but it is enough to keep me in here and my gut immobile.
The nausea is at bay at the moment and I had a cup of chicken broth today. Hoping it stays down tonight.
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Stuart, Florida

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Jul 12, 2013
 

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Hope all are feeling well and healing big time
God Bless all and Teddy bear Hugs

Larry

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#426
Jul 13, 2013
 
Larry,
We are glad you are alive. Hope you are well.

It was a real pukefest yesterday around here. Puked all day long. But today it's 11:00 am and I still am not nauseous. My sister was wonderful and brought me facewash, a razor (critical), some nice hand lotion, and a little clinique face lotion, and a pack of gum. Incidentally, according to wiki, chewing gum can trick your bowel into action. I barfed about an hour later but chewing it at the time was wonderful.

Bets-
No zweibach around here, but my mom used to buy that when I was a kid. I had similar bread in sweden, too. Don't like the sound of that coughing. I'm glad you're taking a break from doctors appointments. I see surgeons every day and believe me, I'm not impressed. Some are curious people but many really are not. I more or less let them have it yesterday for waiting 10 days until they consulted a gastroenterologist on my case. I could gripe on and on, frankly. I will try to curtail it.

Anyway, soon I will be out of this asylum.(I hope!)

Moe, Thanks for the reminder that you spent this long in as well. It's such a drag and just hideous to puke for days on end. For the moment, I am enjoying this nausea-free morning immensely and hoping it will last.

Incidentally, I've had fabulous dreams about food; amazing pastries; great restaurants; supernaturally sized fresh salmon; breakfast sandwiches with sausage and egg and cheese since I've been starving in here. It's kind of amazing. I think it might be partly due to the Restoril I've been getting at night; not sure....I also dreamt I swam in a fabulous pool last night.

Hoping the good energy lasts...

Happy weekend everyone.:-)
Betsy

Alsbach, Germany

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#427
Jul 14, 2013
 
AC, I sure hope the nausea-free zone has lasted until today and will last forever after .... I wonder if they are using that as a marker for your recuperation? Seeing you mentioned they were still watching an ileus, which would be something knot-like in the small intestines, right?- maybe that means you are much better AND CAN GO HOME. I think that ileus might be the reason why anti-Nausea meds would not help. It is physical, not just plain old nausea.

Here is a link for good old Zwieback when the time comes - http://www.amazon.com/Brandt-Markenzwieback-R...

It is lighter than the Swedish stuff, if we are thinking of the same Swedish stuff, zwieback is so light it goes puff .... Germans have been using it for trillions of years.

Surgeons can be pretty snotty characterwise, and seem bored and aloof, but maybe they are snarkier than they seem. Probably a lot safer in hospital than outside of it for you right now. And remember, when you are at home you have to schlepp around and do everything yourself. That can get real old real fast.

I hope that you are still free of the Nausea when you wake up. And don't Forget the chamomile tea and healing Teas, I haven't found the link yet, but I will. Take good care and have a nice Sunday, as they say here. Schoenen Sonntag everybody. XOXOXOX

Hey Larry, glad you are alive and doing well! Take care.

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#428
Jul 14, 2013
 
Hi Bets,

The knot was called a volvulus. The post-op paralysis is called an ileus. The ileus is/was the cause of the nausea. That is definitely the marker they're watching now. They've never explained the chemistry to me for what exactly accounts for the nausea. I would like to know. But I know it's a side effect of the paralyzed dysfunction of the small intestine. Yesterday I stayed nausea free right up until bedtime, when I got a bit overdosed with a pain med. That made me nauseous. But otherwise, I am in the home stretch now. I'm still not nauseous this morning. YAY!!!!!!!
Natalie

Montréal, Canada

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#429
Jul 15, 2013
 
Wow! I checked out for a few weeks only to come back and find AC in the hospital....

Everybody should come to Montreal for a few days!!! The weather is FINE, the comedy fest is soon to start, the sambucca is ready and NO DIVERT. is allowed in my back yard so we'll all be safe for a while!

Talk to you soon,
Nat
Betsy

Alsbach, Germany

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#430
Jul 16, 2013
 
Hey Nat, great to hear from you. Sambucca sounds really nice (interesting how you can drink it on the rocks, too!!)- poor AC. I bet Sambucca is one thing they are not serving her in the hospital. Would sure love to come to Montreal and sit in your garden and sip S, supposed to be nice in Montreal, they say. Weather here in Germany is beautiful, too, is in the UK, too.

AC, here is your Scandi Noir fix for the day if you are up to reading (from the Guardian):
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jul/15/h...

Hope you are already scheming what movies you can watch from the comfort of your very own Sofa when you are back at home again. Hope the nausea stayed way away and you are feeling okay.
Take good care & greetings from across the Atlantic, thinking of you.
Betsy

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Jul 16, 2013
 

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I'm out! I'm out! I'm out!

Staying at my sister's for a couple days before I head to my new home on the coast.

Betsy:
Thx for the scandinoir link and for the gsi goteborg tip! Will check them both out. I've been needing a good scandi show... it's been too long.
Betsy

Alsbach, Germany

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#432
Jul 17, 2013
 
Hey AC, sooo glad you're out and staying with your sister. Hope you already feel much better and that they gave you good advice on how to proceed. I bet we should not have dissed Miralax here, I Keep reading about Miralax on other threads and does People good, maybe they said that would help you cope? Sure hope you are pain and n**-free and that you can eat and get strong. Take good care. Tomorrow I will write a list of all the Scandi Noir stuff I know of. Have you heard of "Verdict Revised" with Mikael Persebrandt? Fantastic. I am hooked. Rest well, kick back and feel the Sofa on your back - greetings from Germany where it is hotter than heck
Desiree

Ragley, LA

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#433
Jul 17, 2013
 
Wow I thought I was doing good grating gluten and dairy free my bowel movements had normalized after my resection and now for the past 3 days I have had small unformed bowel movements with some gurgling in my intestents and a few mild pains and cramps I am wondering I'd I could have some constipation somewhere that is not letting things flow normaly I started miralax yesterday and bowel movements are the same no worse no better any advice am I doing the right thing I can't pin point any diet changes this is so frustrating I just want to be regular again please help I have no GI doctor right now and my surgeon has released me saying that I was healed from the surgery and he has no answers and he would see me again if I ever need surgery he is a very numerous man and he was joking but I still have no answers to these sudden changes
Anne

Mississauga, Canada

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#434
Jul 17, 2013
 
Hi All,

Have been out of touch at the cottage on vacation for a bit and boy is the weather great here too!! A sign today said the temp in Toronto was 99 degrees F /37.5 C. Can't remember when we have had such a heat wave. Hate to have to go back to work tomorrow :-(

AC...so glad you are out of the hospital and staying with your sister for a few days. Hope you get into your new place soon. Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery! Hope your nausea has passed.

Betsy..thanks for the nausea advice. At this point I don't think it has anything to do with the SCD becuase I had it for years before I went on the diet. Something that I found interesting was that the dietician I saw for my high cholesterol, said that if the diet was working for my diver to stay on it. She had researched it before my appt. and was a big help with suggestions on how to modify it to lower the cholesterol. I thought for sure she was going to push me back towards adding the dreaded wheat..lol. Touch wood, but I have been pain free for weeks now so I know the diet is working. If I make it to November without pain, it will be a year so after that I can re-evaluate.

Nat..glad you are getting the good weather too. Sambucca in the backyard sounds delish!

Enjoy the summer everyone!

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Fishers, IN

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#435
Jul 17, 2013
 
Yayay! Yippee!! Thrilled to see your update AC. Sending you continued healing vibes, love and light.

Take care all!

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#436
Jul 18, 2013
 
Anne,

My nausea in the hospital was caused by an ileus. Basically my small bowel went into shock/sleep after the anesthesia and surgery and refused to wake up. It's not unheard of for it to take as long as it did for mine to wake up, but it did take a little over twice as long as normal. For me I felt that my nervous system was in shock, and my bowel was directly affected by it. Eventually after a day of throwing up 5 x's in one day, it woke up. That same day my sister brought me a stick of gum to trick intestine into working. Anyhow, I know that stress is a nausea trigger for you. I wonder if there isn't some endocrine thing going on that sort of stuns part of your small intestine into hibernation and triggers that nausea. I will say that the gastroenterologist and the vast majority of surgeons were utterly clueless when it came to considering options that weren't entirely mechanical. The other thing that helped me was I had a woman who I used to go to for acupuncture come to the hospital and give me acupressure massage. That was an enormous help. I can't recommend acupuncture since after a while for me, that modality started to hurt, but foot massage and hand massage and face massage all help to put the body into rest and that helped calm my nervous system. I'm glad the SCD is working for you. The fact that it is anti-inflammatory makes a lot of sense to me. I am going to go a variation of that route myself. Thanks Jen -- hoping your recovery is building steam. I am still pretty gimpy but today I am going to get my cat and drive to the coast. Wish me luck! x's and o's.

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