I started swelling 25 years ago with 2nd pregnancy. One day size 5 regular clothes(to be a size 5 again next day looking 8 months with maternity clothes. My co workers not in my dept. were like what is going on with her. They said it was stress of being in charge of 20 women. It is really embarrassing at 50 huh? I am engaged after being alone for 7 years and people think I am pregnant.I can hide it pretty good with clothes but when my stomach gets past my breast it is hard to hide. I really dont care what others think anymore at our age, if could just get this D under control I would be happy. After 25 and 28 year old thru college and married I am just so ready to relax. So proud of my kids and 2 grandkids. Feel so lucky with what I have been blessed with, just a little scared of loding control to D. Thanks for the reply. I wouldnt wish this on anybody but it really does help to know you are not alone.Keep me posted on how you are doing with cancer, swelling and D. I wish you the best. Take care, Normal
Had a series of test done several times over the years for cervical and ovarian, but thanks fot the suggestion. Im always open for ideas. Had 2 c-sections, they said a few years ago that maybe it was scar tissue, had trouble doing 2nd one because it was too bad. Then they decided it was IBS.I really am like ok lets find out ONCE AND FOR ALL PEOPLE. Opps Im really in a mood today. Really cant wait to find out results of the ct. Why do they just do a ct scan of certain spots? You take the med.(which I am allergic to) dye I have to take predisone and benadryl. Thefy said it will get worse everytime. So why not just do my whole body at once? It is so fast anyway!Check it all out.Will you get too much radiation?
That helps to know because I was gonna just go in tommorrow and say OK lets scan the whole body and just look at it all. I dont mind glowing for a few days . MY hope is that it is something easy fixable with my liver and then maybe I can control my IBS and get rid of some of this stomach and pain. Or MAYBE it will go away for a couple of years like the good ole days. Well have tons of things to do. Anybody else have allergic reactions to cat scans? My 3rd one. They say the reaction will get worse everytime,Im kinda scared. I usually go by myself since it is so easy but not sure I should tommorrow.
My Dr. just said liver enzymes elevated, need a ct of liver. My slip says abdominal and/or pelvic. I had ab and pelvic a year ago. Always been grateful that I just had IBS but then I use to have SOME control over it too. Now it controls me. Been off on fmla for one week. Went on regular diet no meds no work. One of the three above agrees with me At least for the last couple of days I have not had to live in bathroom. Keep hoping the swelling and pain will go away too. I would give anything to be off for a year to really try to beat this IBS. Im taking predisone and benadryl so maybe I will feel ok. Thanks for reply.