At first I noticed the stomach spasms only came on when the nurse rang to say she was on her way, and while she was doing the dressing. Now I seem to get stomach muscle spasms at random times of the day and night, and I think it is just something my body has started because I have no control over what the nurses are doing, other than to say "stop" if it gets to much, and they give me a couple of minutes rest.
I did think of trying distraction methods, but I'm so fixated on when pain is going to occur, that distraction doesn't work. I feel like I have to be fully focused on what the nurse is doing, or someone should knock me out before it is done, and then bring me round after. I am really feeling the left cavity this morning. Have taken my antispasmodic, but Paracetamol doesn't touch me.
Yesterday when the nurse put extra packing in the open areas, it made it comfortable all day, so I'm going to ask her to do that again, trouble is, the dressing on the left seems to come off over night and that is the most painful one.
I am usually quite exhausted by the time the dressing(s)have been done.
I usually go out as soon as the dressings are done to try and take my mind off it, but it doesn't always work. I feel like I'm stuck in a vicious circle and there is no way out. I'm dreading the appointment with the Dermatologist, and that isn't until early October.