Hi there, I just joined this forum after trying to find support for chronic abdominal pain. I'll explain from the beginning. On the 9th of September I was admitted into hospital with chronic abdominal pain. I had an ultrasound and fluid was found in my abdomen, this later turned out to be blood. I was examined by several doctors and admitted with suspected appendicitis, I was transferred onto a ward and told I would be having a diagnostic laporectomy (sp?) with possible appendectomy. 2 days later this went ahead and my appendix was removed even though healthy. I was still in an incredibly large amount of pain 2 days after the operation after I was told I would be home within 48 hours after the procedure. I had an ultrasound again and a CT scan which showed nothing and after complaining I still had pain and was unable to urinate a bladder infection was diagnosed. I started on antibiotics and was still in a large amount of pain. I began to get really intense nausea, I had felt nauseous since admission but it became untolerable. I had my operation on the Friday and by the Sunday I was violently throwing up everything I ate and drank. I had several more diagnostic tests all of which came back negative and continued to be given morphine. This was stopped as the doctor decided it was making me sick after 2 weeks of being unable to eat. I was sent home on the 18th of September. I got home and became very unwell after fainting and being sick so much it caused agonising pain, I was readmitted via A&E, I was given morphine and anti nausea medication which I became reliant on, they helped with the pain but didn't take it away. made it only manageable. I was discharged again with Oramorph, paracetamol, iburprofen, gabapentin, lanzoperazole, cyclizine and a follow up with the chronic pain team.
I feel so foggy headedand feel like a danger to myself, I feel completely unable to function and the pain is so awful. Abdominal chronic pain seems to be the hardest to diagnose and I think I am going to get passed around a lot before I get help.
I am unable to work at the moment because it is so bad and I am not in control of my brain I feel.
I'm sorry for the long post and the fact is probably doesnt make sense, I'm just scared I'm going to end up a slave to taking pills every 4 hours and unable to remember why I walked into the kitchen.