Spoonful of Sugar

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.

20170416_194313 (2)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.

Image3What 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.

53 thoughts on “Spoonful of Sugar

  1. The real spoonful of sugar will be for them to find the cause and fix it. Nasty medicine on top of horrible pain and discomfort is really really hard, I am certain but please just rest and recuperate and let them use you as a laboratory mouse to test all they need to and find a way to make you feel better. This mouse has special powers and is my gift to you. Mouse 🐭 (actually here is his brother to double the power mouse 🐭)

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  2. I am so glad that you had a little relief from your pain. The contrast stuff does taste yucky!!! What about a spoonful of Drambuie (sugar and whiskey)? 😘 I like Osyth’s power mouse! My friend who was taking large amounts of opiates for cancer was on a daily dose of Senna but I don’t know if that would work for you. I wish you a comfortable poo! 💩 (That’s a power poo…)

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  3. ‘A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down…..’ Ummmmmm yes, it does, but not necessarily in the most delightful way. (I speak for myself here … I must say, I can’t stand any form of a liquid medication, vitamin or whatever…give me a tablet ! ) Well, my friend, it does seem like you are getting great care, and I hope with all the tests, awful medicine, some answers are found, and pain relief takes place, please !!! Thinking of you always. Love and Hugs 🙂 x

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  4. The bowels just don’t like to move with pain meds. And that really does just add to the list doesn’t it. I know it is hard to see what they need if the bowels don’t move along. I discussed this with a friend of mine one day and she said, well I never thought we’d get into such details with the bowels! But those suckers are complicated! May they move so one thing can be scratched off the list and the MRI can move forward. Sending love

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  5. No bowl movement is horrible and I hope it will improve soon! I know from experience that pain medication can do that when I was in hospital a few years back and it wasn´t funny. Hope they could take the MRI, and that all will be better soon!!! No need to reply, just want you to know that I´m here for you, Terry! 🙂 ❤

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