Thank you all for your advice. I am Lorraine's daughter Rachel and I am writing to update you on her progress.
After several trips to the Doctors and to a Councillor about the symptoms my mum descibed above, we ended up in A&E on Wednesday night. Mum had not eaten and was in an incredible amount of pain. She was admitted into hospital for tests. On Thursday she had a CT scan which showed an obstruction in her bowel. This explained the pain, nausea, lack of appetite and severe weight loss. As she was so weak, they decided to fit a stent in the bowel to open it up and potentially remove the obstuction. Then when she built her strength back up, she would have surgery to remove the blockage.
Following the procedure yesterday, she was in incredible pain and it transpired that the stent had ruptured her colon and she was rushed into theatre at midnight last night. After a 3 hour operation, mum was put in HDU. The surgeons have said that chance are that the obstruction was a tumour.
She is recovering well in HDU but sadly it was more sinister than what we were led to believe. The surgeon was very happy with the operation has he has removed all of the cobstruction.
Thanks again for you support.
achel (Lorraine's daughte)