4weeks ago I started having discomfort in my tummy. It is not a sharp pain, it feels like every thing in my tummy are twisting and turning. It can start at anytime. I can wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep becos of the twisting and turning. At first I thought that I could manage it with a bowel of cold water melon and fat free yogurt. It does help sometimes when I feel sharp sorelike sensation. Called my gp and she prescribed buscopan. My pharmacy was unable to deliver it that same day. I was unable to handle the discomfort while waiting for my prescription, so I asked my mum to give me cold bottle of Guinness. I took it immediately, my mum prayed for me a I dosed off. The next day I woke up better but immediately I took a bite of my breakfast, the pain started again. When I got the buscopan it did help and I had to have morning and night. I went into hospital a week later for a flolan infusion. I told my consultant about it but because I also had other challenges with a flare up I ignored it . While I was in hospital I did have the pain I just had heartburn. My ward mates also had issues with their tommy, I meet a 26yr old lady that had to use stoma bag for the past 6years and she also has pancreatitis. I also met a 32year old lady (17weeks pregnant) with pancreatitis and she has been told that she may need to start using a stoma bag after the birth of her child. I got worried that telling the drs about my tommy might keep me in the hospital longer. I already spent 12days having an infusion and having to change my cannula every 2day. This is bcos the location of the cannula starts getting swollen and painful. I had difficult veins too, I had to alternate between my arms and when no veins could be found in my arm , the had to put on my leg and that was agonizing.
I was also worried of missing my post op appointment with my orthopaedic surgeon. I missed the first 4week post op appointment because I was having an Infusion in Manchester hospital while my orthopaedic care is in Salford royal. I needed to see my surgeons and let him examine me and tell him that my knees and ankles are more painful and starts getting swollen once I start walking.
Yesterday I had my smother in the morning for breakfast, got home about 12noon and had something to eat. Immediately I had my first bite my tommy started the twist and turn. I had some water and gave it time to settle. At supper I had mixed vegetables with salmon by the time I was done it started again. I took my buscopan, had watermelon with yogurt, few leafs of lettuce and half avocado. My mum got me two hot water bottles I placed on my tommy and gradually slept off. As I write this post I am uncomfortable but am just drinking water and getting up to wee. I have had my morphine liquids.
I am going to the hospital this morning for a blood test and I have decided to drop a note for my consultant to tell him about my stomach upset. Pls I will like to know the chances of also having stomach pain in addition to all the other parts of my body lupus has affected. I know this is a very long post but I will appreciate any feedback. Thank you and God bless.