afraid to back to the hospital

by Liza
(Winchester, CA)

I was Dx'd with CD when I was 40 (5 yrs ago) though I've had it since 25 years old. Since surgery I've always gone to the bathroom everyday, several times a day. I've been lucky as I have not needed another resection but now my stomack won't go down (3 weeks in). It's hard like a rock and I've been constipated for 5 days running a low-grade fever. I AM afraid! should I be or am I overreacting? I have been to more doc appts and had more hospital stays/visits than I can stand. Again, am I overreacting??? I have never not had a BM unless I was puking with fever and on my way to the hospital

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by: Annette Young

Hi there,
I hope by the time you read this that your crohn's condition is more under control and that you are not suffering from constipation any longer.

I completely understand your fear of what is occurring within you and that you are terrified of going for medical help. It's the 'head in the sand' reaction and it won't help you though because it sounds to me like you really need some more tests.

The digestive tract can become inflamed, ulcerated and it can scar and thicken, which narrows the tract over time considerably. This narrowing can also slow down the onset of food and digestion and if the tract narrows, blockages can occur.

I sincerely hope this is not the case but you need to be aware if so. Maybe it will prompt you to go and get help.

Eating foods that slip through your system more easily will help you to at least get your nutrients and will enable you to experience less abdominal cramping but if there is a blockage this will not cure it of course.

When you are feeling really scared, do try practicing some relaxation techniques or meditation as this can be really effective. I attach a link to a youtube video for letting go of fear and this might help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNMMcCBIyF0

There are plenty of others though so don't give up. Practice deep breathing techniques too when you feel a little panicky. I use it all the time and it helps me.

I hope this helps and wish you all the best.

Annette

Afraid to go back to the hospital
by: Vanessa

I understand what you mean, me too I hate going to the hospital but sometimes, there is no other choice if we want to feel better. I think you should call you GI or go to the ER. I am sure they will make their best to make you feel better, maybe you need antibiotic or something.
Good luck and please keep us updated :)

You need to go to ER
by: Michelle

Honey,

I would say that you need to call your GI. and I believe that he will tell u to go to the ER. I would be more afraid of not going to the hospital, especially with a low grade fever and no BM. possible Bowel blockage. Sometimes the hospital is the place for you, unfortunately. I hope that everything turns out well. Good luck and speedy recovery.

Michelle

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