Hi to all my fellow j troopers. Today was the first time I cleared a blockage without going to the hospital. It’s all due to you angels who post in here because god knows I have had my share. I had a bad one about two months ago that landed me in the hospital for 8 very long days. It was the most painful yet and I left feeling drained and defeated. I’ve never had a problem eating cereal with a few sliced almonds but I learned that no matter how long you have been post surgery, (2003/2004, 2 surgeries with j pouch) things change. I went to my closest hospital, which I had been to before pre COVID-19, and it became my worst nightmare. Not only were the nurses rude as heck, they stuck me in ICU because of the limited space. I was ignored, yelled at and basically forgotten back there and they were pushing surgery because they said it was of an urgent nature. Thanks to this group I know better. I chose to say &$#@ NO! With the tube in the nose I felt somewhat better and not so stressed. Next time I need to go to the ER I will drive the 25 minutes where my colorectal surgeon is on staff.
Just to recap my solution: I did my yoga poses mainly knees to my chest. I massaged the area Bounced up and down on my toes and sipped chamomile tea. I had to really turn over my care to my higher power. It helped when I started to panic.
Again a big thanks to this support group. I am going to do my part here and look to see any posts that I may be able to help in any way. Hugs and hearts