Re: Stomach cramps = Frozen Bowel?
Firstly I'd like to thank you for posting on my thread.
I have just been for my weekly Consultation and I asked my Consultant whether there is another name for this (frozen bowel). He explained it to me in more detail and that frozen bowel was just a phrase he used to explain the problem to me. Basically the part of bowel they have found not working is acting like it is frozen as it is no longer moving/working. I know adhesions are a problem after bowel surgery but this can also happen according to my Consultant. He believes that food can not get through this part of the bowel easily and the only way food is getting through is because food is backing up until the pressure pushes it through the bad part of bowel. As a result this causes the huge amounts of pain I am experiencing.
I have just received an appointment date to see my surgeon which is the 17th of December which gives me time to try and put on weight in order for me to be healthy enough to undergo surgery. I am just hoping that when I do have the surgery that all goes well and I dont need to have an ileostomy again. Although I have had an ileostomy before and know I can deal with it.
Last edited by David79; 11-22-2007 at 09:16 AM.