I found myself in hospital for no other reason than constipation. It all started a month ago; indigestion pain, reduced appetite, no appetite, no thirst, psyllium husks, aloe vera, castor oil, enema, I tried them all, But after nine days of being stuck, straight to emergency for me.
In emergency, I was diagnosed with solid bowel blockages under my rib cage, which could only be removed with saline drips and MOVICOL. My calcium was very high, nearly 6, compared to the healthy level of under 2.65. A week later it returned to 2.48. High calcium can also cause constipation.
My liver function tests were all over the shop. Because it was enlarged, it was putting pressure on the stomach, bile ducts and intestinal organs. Again, the calcium levels dropping helped this improve. I took some electrolytes and other meds, some quite unpleasant – but if you put one over ice with a little fruit juice, give it a stir – it almost passed for a martini.
Got jabbed a fair bit with needles for daily calcium tests, blood sugar tests, saline drips, and also rose stems. But all in all, I’m not feeling too bad now. Eating three meals, something I couldn’t do weeks ago. There have been other high points too.
So many wonderful comments on my blog. Lots of gorgeous contributions to FundrAislinn – creative, PR and keen bidders. Heaps of beautiful parcels and cards in the mail from WA, ADL, VIC, Vietnam, Japan, and USA. Countless gifts in hospital too – flowers, oil burning, videos, fruit, a doll and more – plus the lovely visitors who brought them. Thank you, one and all.
Yes it’s been a tough week. But with the help pf the Silver Chain nurses, I am home now and getting stronger. The aim is to eat, shower and pass bowels regularly. I’m rolling again, and I want to stay rolling.