gave in, called my surgeon

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   Posted 7/22/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Due to the constant pain and drainage of my abscess, I have put in a call to my surgeon. At the insistance of my family doc. I love it, he calls me "butt girl." His nurse will call me back. Thank God after the last 5 days, I have accepted that I am not as stong as I wish I were. My daddy was a POW,and I have always tried to be strong. Not like me to give in,but I did. shakehead More later.

Mary Lynn

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   Posted 7/22/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh hun, abcesses are hideous, you deserve a medal for holding out this long.
Dealing with your issues is sometimes the bravest thing you can do.
Taking control of your own health is at times exceptionally hard so don't for a minute doubt your strength.
I hope they sort this out for you quickly and that you are feeling more comfortable very soon.
30 year old, female.
Diagnosed with severe ulcerative proctitis, Mar 2009. (Doc unsure if it's Crohn's).
2 fistulas, 1st op july 2009, now the proud owner of a seton, ?awating sugery for 2nd fistula.
Currently taking, 1200mg asacol TDS, 1g Pentasa supp at night, Probiotics, zinc supplements, Cod liver oil.
Past meds: prednisolone, colifoam ememas.

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   Posted 7/22/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the reply. I thought recovery from alcohol,24 hrs @ a time was tough. Quit drinking,(not related to this forum, sorry) many moons ago, but looking more like a case for the seton. I feel as though I am imposing on those who depend on me. Today, I have had to ask someone to go to the grogery store, because my oldest granddaughter is spending the night. Thought I sobered up so I could help others!!!! Upward and onward to the sitz bath, I go................... Thank you for the words of encouragement. Perhaps this is where my God wants me now.

Mary Lynn

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   Posted 7/22/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes it takes STRENGTH to admit that you need, and to ask for, help. No man (or woman) is an island unto themself. It takes WISDOM for the strong to know when to ask for help.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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   Posted 7/22/2009 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Rovin...thinking of you. Have had a multitude of fistulas and abscesses. Definitely a pain in the ---. I'm thinking I must call surgeon again soon. Understand what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care. Cathy

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   Posted 7/22/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so glad you aren't waiting any longer! I hope they can get in in quickly! Setons are much better than abscesses, if you end up getting one. God's timing is perfect. You are right where he wants you, for reasons that may not immediately be clear to us. Please take comfort in that.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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   Posted 7/22/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Mary Lynn, ditto what C2 wrote. Only a strong person could handle this stuff, its not for the weak by no means!!!!
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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   Posted 7/22/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all. I will see gastro Tue.and my surgeon on Wed. They are pretty cool to me when I call. He said I could drive up today, as I told Melanie, his nurse, I did not feel good enough to gas up and drive. Anywho... He called in lidocaine and tramadal. I did not even head out to get that. Oh well, tomorrow is another day. Hope everyone who can, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite. Thanks again!!

Mary Lynn

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