It might have been me. I received the pill in March of 2004. I never saw it pass. Then a few months later I began to have intermittent obstructions. Finally,I had two wish you were dead obstructions. My G.I. would not discuss it. The surgeons he reccomended to fix my "stricture" would not see me. On my own, I took my exrays and found a surgeon to do the surgery. I peeked at my exrays and there it was hung up at an old stoma site. I had carried it around for 15 months! My emergency surgery was in June 2005.
In short, if it is stuck you will probably have an obstruction. If you feel that's the deal, insist on an xray. It will show up.
I am wishing you the best ((((((MMNAVY))))))
i hope they can get it by the lap....
good luck and let us know how it goes!!!!
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and now new med Clonazepam starting 7/18/08
I just stumbled into the picture I took of my xray taped to the patio doors back in 2005, my only way of seeing it. The things on my left are surgical clips from my J-pouch surgery in 1996. The camera is on my right.
You are right. My G.I. was (is) an A hole. Plus, I almost bought the farm not recovering from the surgery, first losing too much blood then having an Asthma attack from all the trauma. I don’t think I could survive another massive surgery like that one.
I retained the best medical mal practice atty I could find out of Miami. However his “expert” said the obstruction was caused by the Crohns, not the camera. Then, about a year later, the same A hole Dr. was busted for forging an ex partners prescriptions for pain killers. I again wrote the hotdog atty and he said unless I could prove he was high when he gave me the pill, I still had no case.
All I gained was that I no longer do doctor worship.
You know, I can pass ( at random times) regular meds before they dissolve, I doubt this would be an issue.
On the other hand, those with possible strictures would be advised caution here, I think..