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Dragonfly1226:I had a blocked bowel so my experience was abnormal. I had surgery on a Wednesday morning and did not have a BM or even pass any gas until Monday morning. The pain was so bad that I never even felt pain from the surgery itself. I did everything they said to do to prevent this - was up and walking as soon as I was allowed, walked around often, took my stool softeners, etc. At the hospital they tried everything to help move me along - milk of magnesia, suppositories, warm prune juice... I eventually wound up on an all clear liquid diet. When i finally did go i could hardly stand to eat anything but easy to digest, bland foods. It was about three weeks before I could eat normally again. I was hospitalized for two extra days.
That sounds horrific! How did you end up with a blocked bowel?
TTC Baby Rob #1 05/07, BFP 06/07, EDD 02/22/08, Baby Jackaroo born via c-section after 22 hours of labor on 02/27/08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TTC Baby Rob #2 06/11 BFP 11/06/11 EDD 07/16/12 Natural M/C 11/25/11 @ 6w3dBaby Rob #2 (Sloane), in our hearts always.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Here comes Baby Rob #3 BFP on Cycle 17 09/27/12. EDD 06/04/12! Please Stick Baby! A/S 01/22/13 Baby looking great. Officially TEAM BLUE! Jack is getting a Baby Brother! RCS scheduled for 05/29/13. William Daryll born at 9:59am on 05/29/13. Left ovary and tube removed due to peach sized tumor found during RCS. Pathology came back benign!