- 13th September
- 5th August
After being in the hospital for 10 days, I was finally cleared to go home. My obstruction has opened up, not 100% sure how open it is yet but in 2 weeks I will be having a small bowel series done to get a better picture of how much progress I have made since my hospitalization. I’m hoping my obstruction was caused by massive inflammation due to my crohn’s and not because of scar tissue that has caused thickening of the intestinal wall.
My doctor wants me on a low fiber, low residue diet with soft/solid foods that are easy to digest. I have already stocked up on tummy friendly foods for the next two weeks including lots of soups, cream of wheat, crackers, pudding cups, jellos, yogurt, mashed potatoes, light sandwiches and the list goes on. As much as I would love to go out and eat the foods I normally am able to eat when my crohn’s is fairly under control, I know I can’t right now. I am determined to take my diet seriously and be patient with getting back to my normal diet. :)
I can’t stress enough, how important it is to listen to your doctor and follow any restricted diet they recommend, especially if you are recovery from a bowel obstruction. After all I went through the last 10 days, being back in the hospital for another bowel obstruction is something I hope I never have to do again. Just thinking about my NG tube experience, is motivation enough for me to look past that yummy pizza or mouth watering burger. I know one day I will get there, and I will be able to eat some of my favorite foods again. :)
As I reflect back on the last 2 weeks, I am thankful for the medical team that took good care of me during my hospital stay. I had a great Surgeon, MD, GI and some awesome Nurses, that went above and beyond for me. I plan on going back and giving them a little gift of appreciation. :)
As I continue on this road of recovery to remission, I thank God for giving me the strength to fight crohn’s.
Wishing you all well tummies and tamed guts,
- 28th July