Flashduck

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  1. I'm spending the northern summer in a tiny town in rural Italy.  Lucky me!  My Italian language is functional for ordering coffee and making observations of the weather, but that's about it. For the last week, I have had no solid output from my nearly 10-year-old stoma.  There are lots of very loud, gurgling and rumbling noises, frequent nausea and little burps.  For a day and a half I was bedbound with episodic cramps, however these have subsided and there is merely generalised pain.  My stoma looks swollen and distended, and a lighter colour than normal.  I am changing the wafer more frequently, as although the output is minimal, it is very liquid and soaks through the baseplate.   Now that I am vertical again, I am seeking to walk, and even run when I can to move things up, but so far, nothing.  My belly is very distended.     I had a full bowel blockage in 2010 and I am fully aware of what that pain feels like.  This is nothing like that.   I would dearly love to avoid negotiating the Italian medical system, which, while excellent, involves me making many difficult explanations and wasting a lot of time.  English is spoken very little  here, even among professionals.   Advice or suggestions on how I may treat this?
  2. I'm spending the northern summer in a tiny town in rural Italy.  Lucky me!  My Italian language is functional for ordering coffee and making observations of the weather, but that's about it. For the last week, I have had no solid output from my nearly 10-year-old stoma.  There are lots of very loud, gurgling and rumbling noises, frequent nausea and little burps.  For a day and a half I was bedbound with episodic cramps, however these have subsided and there is merely generalised pain.  My stoma looks swollen and distended, and a lighter colour than normal.  I am changing the wafer more frequently, as although the output is minimal, it is very liquid and soaks through the baseplate.   Now that I am vertical again, I am seeking to walk, and even run when I can to move things up, but so far, nothing.  My belly is very distended.     I had a full bowel blockage in 2010 and I am fully aware of what that pain feels like.  This is nothing like that.   I would dearly love to avoid negotiating the Italian medical system, which, while excellent, involves me making many difficult explanations and wasting a lot of time.  English is spoken very little  here, even among professionals.   Advice or suggestions on how I may treat this?