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MY FIRST BLOCKAGE

 
This is the best website for people with an Ostomy. So much understanding.

Last weekend I was in bed on the Friday night and started to get the worst abdominal pains I have ever had. Never having a blockage before I wasn't shore what was coursing it but after a few hours I realized it must be a blockage. After some time I raised myself of the bed and felt a pop and my bag filled in 2 seconds flat, i rushed to the toilet and after emptying it it filled again in rapid time, this happened about another 2 times before it slowed down and the pain stared to diminish. after analyzing the situation I remember I had made a curry with Cardamom Seed in it, I put a total of 6 in the Curry but could only account for 5 of them when eating it. So let me worn you never us hole Cardamom Seed, crush them first.

 

Wow and ouch!  Glad everything came out okay.

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Thanks for the warning!  Glad it moved on its own, no hospital visit! 

 

Yep, very painful. Good to hear you’re flowing free again.

 

Yes, close call!  I remember one time I had the same pain you described, only mine started before I went to bed.  Once I lay down, I started to apply pressure gently around my stoma, to no avail.  I rolled onto one side and tried to just relax...still nothing.  Then I decided to switch sides, and as soon as I rolled over, I felt and heard this kind of gurgle, and it starting whooshing out...barely made it to the toilet before my pouch was full.  I never did figure out what caused that, but I did start being more careful about chewing everything to a pulp!

Terry

 

Reminds me of the story with the Monkey. One day a guy was watching this monkey trying to push nuts up his backside so he asked the Keeper why he did that and the Keeper said  "He is checking to see if it fits, if it doesn't then he wont eat it"

 

Bless your heart.  I'm so glad you didn't have to go to the hospital.   

 

Bless your heart.  I'm so glad you didn't have to go to the hospital.   

 

Bless your heart.  I'm so glad you didn't have to go to the hospital.   

 

I keep reading about them. I was not sure what they meant by it but now I know, learn tons reading here. It is well described in case it happens to me, been eating pretty much everything, so guessing pretty lucky so far, need to be more careful. Glad you avoided a hospital visit, always a pain. Blessings, and good luck with your cooking!

 

I too have learned tons on this site but still can’t quite understand diarrhea with an ileostomy- can someone explain?
seems like an oxymoron to me 🤔

 

There is another snake in the grass after every surgery. Every individual heals in his/her own way and some people have a tendency to grow adhesions in the operated areas. Adhesions can sometimes create some discomfort, but in some rare cases are able to "strangle" part of the intestine which can even be life threatening. Another cause of blockages is stenosis of the intestine. Stenosis can occur after an inflammation and scar tissue has grown. Stenosis is often the cause of blockages and requires a lot of attention to what you eat and how. Chew everything very well. If you can´t because of dental problem, pass it through a blender. I have wonderful recipes for the blender, like T-bone steak with mashed potatoe and broccoli (LOL just kidding).  Some food items are tricky, like coconut macaroons. These fibers can easily trigger a blockage. It is always best to drink sufficient liquid with your food.

Since 1986 I have suffered thousands of blockages and some of them almost killed me. In one occasion my whole bowel content from 24 hours came back the other way and saved my life. So I think I am a severe abdominal pain expert. Something that has never been on my wish list.

I hope you can avoid future blockages.  Enjoy your meals :)

 

I have only had one blockage and that was enough to terrify me. Banana  peppers  on a sub. Chew chew chew. Drink plenty of water.  I am glad you didn't  have to go to the hospital. 

 


Justbreathe wrote:

I too have learned tons on this site but still can’t quite understand diarrhea with an ileostomy- can someone explain?
seems like an oxymoron to me 🤔

I have had occasional diarrhea with my ileostomy. When it happens it is like a fire hose and the Pouch will fill quite rapidly and repeatedly. One time when this happened  I became severely dehydrated and ended up in the hospital for a few days. 

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