Hey y'all! I just wanted to hop on and tell y'all that I just had emergency bowel obstruction surgery. Wow...Talk about pain! I had the most intense pain on Sunday night. My husband paged my doctor, but never got a response. I ended up passing out on my bathroom floor from the pain and exhaustion. The next day, I was sore, but fine. Then Monday evening, the pain started again. This time, I was either having a bowel movement, or violently vomiting every 5 minutes along with the building pain. My husband travels for work, and he was supposed to leave the next morning. That's the only reason I went to the ER, because I didn't want to be in that much pain alone. From the time I got to the ER, to the time of surgery is mostly a blur. They were pumping me full of morphine, but it didn't' touch the pain. It just made me loopy. They put a hard straw down my nose and throat into my abdomen to try to drain whatever was in there. Since I'm allergic to lidocain, they weren't able to numb me at all for that. It didn't work. They finally decided to open me up and do the surgery. My surgeon said had he waited another hour to perform the surgery, or had I waited another hour to come in, I would have died. It was so awful. A few hours after the surgery I was doing really well. So well, that my surgeon's intern thought it would be fine to discharge me. Even though I protested, she sent me home. I was on a morphine drip, with steady oral meds. She cut it off, I got dressed, and she sent me home with 8 vicodin. I was handling it all pretty well, until that evenng. Pressure started building, and at some point, I felt a pop. That pop knocked me on my ass, and sent me into immediate, extreme pain. My husband rushed me back to the ER, and we had to start the whole process over again. I'm now sitting in the hospital, working on pain management. I'm in more pain now than I ever was post op for my DS. I am really having a hard time, and I feel like I'm having to fight for everything they'e giving me. I'm pretty sure they'e going to send me home tomorrow. Things have been really rough for me the last few months, and when I get anxious, I tend to shut down. I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. But I do miss y'all, and hope you're all doing well. I have full intentions to post my 6 month lab work when I get home. That''s a whole separate can of worms!! Please pardon the spelling errors.... The meds paired with the jacked up phone is an illiterate combination! !