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so, I'm just out of hospital after another small bowel obstruction,

feeling very tearful and scared.

ive had some soup and I'm scared already!

hes starting me on pentasa?


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    Hi, I had my op in 1995 to remove a narrowing. I've been on just Pentasa and Loperamide for the past 20 years. Had no major flare ups in all that time.... Until recently when I've had other issues. Hopefully it'll work for you. Good luck, wishing you a speedy recovery. You're bound to feel tearful... you've obviously been through a lot! x
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    Hi alfielefoo 

    It's not surprising that you're feeling that way. I have found that keeping a diary helps me keep things in proportion and is useful when you have reviews with GI specialist. I record a score between 1 and 10 for :- pain, general wellbeing, mental wellbeing. I also record no of bowel movementI per day and if there are any characteristics (you know what I mean)

    I wish you well. You are in good company on here.




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    It is normal to be scared, but be positive most people do go into remission after treatment. I was so bad that my doctor told me that I needed to have my colon removed. I told my doctor that was not an option for me and I started on Prednisone. It was the only medicine that worked for me and now it has been 10 years of remission. There has been some pain that I live with but I still have my colon. You will achieve remission and when you feel depressed there are many forums for people with IBD, you will find support and help there also check out the CCFA if you haven't yet. It is a rough road but you are not alone, we are here to support each other. I wish you a speedy recovery.
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      Thanks craig.

      Yes i have looked at ccfa.

      And im glad youre doing well.

      Its nice to know there are people out there, and thanks to everyone for responses.

      Its helped a lot xxx

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    When I had a bowel obstruction I was in hospital for a week and no solid food for 3 days until it cleared (with help of meds) after that it was clear soup, yoghurt etc for a couple of days then no fibre diet for a few weeks. I was very surprised when my consultant signed me off work for 6 weeks for the trauma to my gut to recover. Your body had been through a shock give yourself a chance to heal physically and mentally , a good cry can do you the world of good. Take care x
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      Yep, i had the iv fluids, then i could have soups and jellys.

      Im sticking to that for now.

      Its such a painful experience and i think the lack of sleep lowers your ability to cope.

      Been quite funny watching my other half attempt housework. X

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