Oh my gosh a perforiation would be horrendous. After I started to go I was actually scared of that because I still had quite a bit of pain. I was imagining my stool just wandering around my abdominal cavity. When I talked to my gi I brought it up and I think he thought I had talked myself into a fright because he chuckled and said as long as I'm going poo, don't have increased pain and no vomiting or fever I shouldn't worry. I see what you're saying about the NG tube. If I hadn't started to go my husband said he planned on making me go to the ER. I was really scared of the NG tube though, thus my panic and trying of at home remedies lol.