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G20man
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   Posted 9/9/2010 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
...no, not a bowel movement, but surgery tongue  . I saw my GI doc yesterday and he is sending me for yet another test on the 15th and I have to see the surgeon on the 20th. For anyone that doesn't know, I'll be having a sub-total colectomy for severe colonic inertia. The closer this comes to being a reality, the more nervous I'm getting. I want to get better, but this will be a big (painful) step. It will be a major (painful) thing to go through. I hope I get through the discomfort (pain) and make a rapid recovery.
So far I've had the sitz mark test which was easy, next I had the anal manometry test which was way easier than a colonoscopy, but this latest test, defecography, is going to be cause for crawling under a rock and never coming out. They have to insert a thick barium preperation and then tell you to expell it while they take images. I know it's everyone's dream to poop in front of others, but I'm not looking forward to this at all  smhair .
Ah, the wonderful world of medicine!!!!!
 
                                G20man rolleyes

Ides
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   Posted 9/9/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a big step and it is only natural to be nervous about the surgery. As for the defecography - I'm not sure I could do that. However, there have been a very tests I wasn't sure I could handle and I did. I was so anxious to get a diagnosis....Good luck with all this!
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G20man
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   Posted 9/9/2010 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for the well wishes, Ides, I appreciate it. You're right about going through anything to find out what's wrong, I've almost done it all shakehead .

God bless.

                   G20man

 


arneeb
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   Posted 9/9/2010 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
well G20man... Im usualy over on the Hep forum... Sandi's my name... but your topic line just made me curious... sounds like fun... post your video to music on youtube... you could be an american talent.. jest kidding... good luck and my prayers are with you Sandi
There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still... Corrie Ten Boom

G20man
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   Posted 9/10/2010 2:15 AM (GMT -7)   

You know, sandi, you have a sick sense of humor. I like that turn !!!!

I like your Corrie Ten Boom quote, I've read all of her books.

God bless!!!!

                              G20man smilewinkgrin

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shawn12
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   Posted 9/10/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I concur with Ides.

Sandi post was funny though. :) Humour always helps.

G20man, yes good luck and hope it all goes well for you. keep the faith.
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AKTeach
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   Posted 9/10/2010 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
You will get through the test just fine!!  Keep a good sense of humor and have the radiologist explain everything ahead of time, exactly what he will do.  I had this test done in July and was dreading it soooo much  but the doc was so calm that it really helped.  Of course he was training a new doc to do the procedure so he was there, and there was a nurse.  The room was dimmed to see the screen well and that helped.
You can do it and it will all be over soon, i know how you feel, and I will be thinking of you!!
Take care,
Anne

G20man
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   Posted 9/10/2010 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you, Ann with an E, I appreciate that. Did you ever see Anne of green gables???

God bless.

                        G20man


AKTeach
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   Posted 9/10/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it has been a few years, but yes i saw Anne of Green Gables. I think I read the book first though : )
God Bless  G20man!
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