Here I am again, up all night. So frustrating as I was doing so well! I am convinced that "Maxine" does not like potato soup, even though there were no skins to worry about and very light seasoning. So here I sit with my heating pad and peppermint tea, fighting stomach cramps every 5 to 7 minutes. I was hoping that I was finally over the hump in the healing process. I don't think it is really a blockage actually. I think it is excess gas but the issue is it rolls around and has no place to go as my stoma is not opening to let it out, but liquid gets through so it is confusing. It starts slow, rises up in severe pain like a bell curve, and then eases off. If it goes out through the stoma, it eases up, but if not, I get tied up in severe cramps. So, here I sit, starting to go down my checklist, trying each thing to get relief. I have already had two doses of my meds so I have to wait before I try it again. The next item on the list will be a hot bath. I really hate having to do it as I seem to be going through my supplies faster than I want to. Hopefully, I will get relief before that. I was really pleased with myself because I haven't been to the ER in over a month for help. *sigh*
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