By screaming monkey - 04/04/2012 10:13 - United Kingdom - Whitton
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Well that sucks... Didn't realise codeine made you constipated though. I'm allergic to it so it just makes me vom...
How long did your med school last? Just curious cause im considering getting my degree in pharmacology and it is usually a four to six year period plus continuing education. I'm on a cell, and new to the site. don't know how to im you. Plus I got suspended from this site for a minute. :-P
24, do you often give birth to children wrapped in barbed wire? Because mine didn't come with that option.... Seriously though, in my opinion, the two types of pain can't be accurately OR fairly compared. Every labor is different - I lucked out with my first born... I hardly needed any medication. My friend, however, required an epidural early on, and she typically has a higher pain tolerance than I do.
Actually, child birth is the perfect thing to compare colon surgery to. I've had three children, only one labor going smoothly or easy. And I have also had colon surgery. Barbed wire babies is an incredibly apt description of how it feels to have even a normal sized bowel movement after that kind of surgery. And diarrhea is no walk in the park after that kind of surgery either, which I suspect OP will find out after they OD on stool softeners or Milk of Magnesia like I did. It simply changes the pain from barbed wire to the flames of Hades himself. OP: Sitz baths, sitz baths, sitz baths. Get a good long series of movies or a TV show you can watch in your personal hell that's going to last a lot longer than your surgeon told you. Try to find that perfect amount of stool softener or Milk of Magnesia that will make things more bearable. And lastly: Lidocaine is your best friend. If you haven't been prescribed any, call your surgeon's office and get some as soon as possible!
+1 for describing it as "small child wrapped in barbed wire". I think that really adds to the imagery
Maybe you should ask for an alternate medicine if they offer it.