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   Posted 10/30/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll be seeing the surgeon tomorrow and having an upper GI, sbft, and abdominal ultrasound on Thursday.  I'm seeing the surgeon because I've got pain again near my incisions.  I can't decide which I'm more afraid of- a problem with the incisions or the hemmies coming back.  All the tests are because my abdomen is tender again, I can't stand the thought of food in the morning, and I'm having right side pain.  Before it was only on the left.
I feel guilty about having all these tests.  Yes, I feel like crap.  But it's not that bad.  I may wish I could stay home in bed all day, but I'm still physically capable of working.  Exhausted by the end of the day, but I make it through.  I know a lot of this is coming from the way my doctor reacted the first time I felt like this.  He just kept sending me home with orders to get more exercise and eat more fiber.  With a heavy but unspoken side-order of "and quit bothering me, you big baby."  I feel like I'm being a whiner and a pest to complain about this stuff.  I'm afraid I'll go through all those tests and waste everyone's time when they show nothing new.  And then my new doctors will start to think I'm a whiner and a pest, too.  I just want to feel better.

Robert in MN
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/30/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
You should not feel like a "big baby" for being aware of how your body feels. I would give your doctor a boot and find one that is more interested in meeting your needs.

Ignoring symptoms and pain is a really good way to end up with a more serious issue to deal with. What you feel is real - the way your doctor is responding in unreal.
Age 39, diagnosed with Crohn's and resection surgery in October 2007 with no previous symptoms. Still learning what this means going forward.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 565
   Posted 10/30/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
i went to see my gi today and he ordered an endoscopy because i am still having a lot of pain :/ i am pretty darn sure my pain is crohn's related, it's the same pains i have been having but he wants to check for ulcers in my stomach. but i guess they want to rule out any other problems.

good luck with your tests!
.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
currently taking 20mg prednisone, 4000mg pentasa daily & vicodin for pain

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