2014 was a terrible year for me. I had major bowel surgery (jpouch reconstruction), almost lost my legs dues to surgical room incompetence (acute compartment syndrome in both legs) and now probably partial obstruction.
Two weeks ago I was feeling great and had a routine appointment with my surgeon. My surgeon did a rectal exam ( in order to ensure that I do not need a dilation). I was told everything was fine.
However, I went to lunch and that evening I starting having horrible pain. I was only able to pass very minute amounts of stool.I was unable to pass any gas / air from a seated position. I was only able to do so if I lied flat on my stomach. Pain was bad and I had mild nausea.
I endured this problem for 5 days and finally went to the emergency. I was dilated by the surgeon (for what I understand to be a stenosis) and he told me to come back if I see no improvement.
Well I was back 24 hours later at emergency as the pain was intensified to the point where I was extremely nauseated and still could only pass minute amounts of stool.
After 5 hours of waiting in pain, I was seen by the ER doctor who sent me for bloods and an X-Ray. Temperature was normal, bloods were normal, but X-Ray showed a blockage. I ended up getting an NG tube.
Around the time I started with the NG tube, I felt the pressure inside release considerably. I was finally able to pass more stool and gas, although I was still in pain.
10 hours later, I was finally seen by the surgeon who dilated me and he told not to come back to the hospital unless I was vomiting, and that it had better be more than once (for the vomiting).
Fast forward to present day (3 days later) and I still get very bad (but brief) stomach / intestinal spasm following eating (usually about 20 minutes). It is still not easy to pass gas or stool. but easier then when I went to the ER.
Does anyone have any suggestion as to what I should do for my next step?
A good friend of mine had a bowel perforation due to obstruction and NEVER vomited. I think the surgeon who saw me is quite arrogant. (the surgeon who operated on me is away on vacation and the secretary is quite mean, so no help there).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.