I wrote in yesterday’s post ‘A Few Days in the Hospital‘, that I am in the hospital with the hopes of identifying the source of my extreme intense pain I have experienced for weeks now. I had a great deal of interaction with different doctors yesterday and substantial amount of information was given as well as what their expectations are by this Friday.
The usual CT Scan took place Tuesday evening in the abdominal and pelvic area, as this is where most pain is felt. Wednesday pain medications were changed and increased and administered via IV for a much quicker response. The purpose is to reduce my pain level from a level 10 to a level 4. Because of the amount of pain medications, I am taking, my bowel movements are all but nonexistent. All possible options to start the movement, did not work and as I sit here Thursday morning writing this post, I am very uncomfortable.
We needed a movement yesterday because I am to receive an MRI today. I will get to the reasons for the importance of this a little later. With the increase in pain medications it was hoped the extreme pain I experience in my right groin will subside so that I may be able to straighten my right leg while lying flat on my back. This is currently not the case, my right leg must be bent at the knee for me to lay flat on my back. Because the MRI requires laying on my back and being very still for a substantial amount of time, it is important the legs not be bent.
What are the other alternatives? Sedation or in my case Anesthesia. Anesthesia is not the best because of the risks involved plus the administration and recovery time necessary. Plus, as mentioned above with no bowel movements there is a chance while under anesthesia, accidents can happen. But, at this time the MRI is important and therefore needs to take place.
Prior to Tuesday’s CT Scan, I had to drink contrast, which as many of us know too well does not have the greatest taste. Yesterday of the possible options to start the bowels moving, I had to drink something that once again did not have the greatest taste.
If only I has a spoonful of sugar, I am sure the medicines would have gone down in the most delightful way.
I still plan one day to catch-up on responding to comments and reading your posts.
More to come tomorrow my friends.