Am I counting my chicks before they have hatched?????

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worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 8/28/2008 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
hi guys
 
well for a few weeks now my health has been dramatically improving!!!!!!!!!!!!!! about time too. I think my problems were diet orientated. I did have a few weeks of increased meds for pain etc... then i stopped without asking my doc, still fine, then i stopped fluoxetine yesterday and i am still fine, 1 more pill to go and i am med free. Still have the odd pain but nothing that can't be handled. I am so excited. Swelling has went down, and i am concentrating on what i digest. I have yet to see the dietician. the appt is the 4th sept, but i am doing so well on my own, but the appt can only help more. I have noticed that the more regimented and strict with eating the better i am. As long as i dont go over 4 hours without food I am great, BM's have not increased but the pain has gone. What do you guys think.?
 
I am able to do things again, been decorating for weeks, housework playing with the kids, being a proper wife, which feels fab, was beginning to feel like we were the best of friends and nothing more, pain and swelling always got in the way of our love life!!!! NOT ANYMORE woohoo. I feel like I am free. Finally, and i want to scream and shout and sing from the rooftops and let everyone know that after nearly 29 years I am finally getting better.
 
Am i counting my chicks far too early. It has been over a month now, and everyone notices a difference in how i am looking and how energetic i am becoming. Consultant also said that there is no physical reason why i can't have my final child. My husband and i are keen to start as soon as, but just giving my health a wee bit longer to make sure.
 
I know that everyone here is suffering, but if i can even give one person a little bit of hope that things will get better then i have done the right thing in putting up this post. Before i seen no way out, no end to the pain, no end to the swelling and no happy bubbly life full of energy. Now things are changing for me, and i hope that others will read my story and see it as a positive. I thought i would never ever be happy, , and it has been a long and painful 29 years. But with eveyone's support at home and my new found family on this forum, has all been a huge help to me. It gave me a confidence boost when i was feeling so low, it gave me hope when i had none left. So thank you everyone. I truly am greatful to all kind words and support offered to me.
 
But unfortunatly healing well will not be loosing me. I have grown to love this site and the friends i have made so quickly, so i will still be popping on each day to see how each and every one of you are
 
Forever greatfull, and forever friend
 
Amanda yeah
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole
 
LOCATION- North east of scotland


justjenjen
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Date Joined Nov 2003
Total Posts : 518
   Posted 8/28/2008 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news!! I think it's good to be positive. Don't worry about the what-ifs of tomorrow because today is what you have, and today you feel fabulous!

worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 8/28/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
your sure right i do feel fab!!! just wish everyone could feel the same. Fingers crossed everyone will be soon xx
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole
 
LOCATION- North east of scotland


2much2bear
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 624
   Posted 8/28/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   

That is such fantastic news - you have had health probs since birth - how old are you now?  i am also envious as i want to get better.  you may have to edit your sign in/sign off now!  yeah out of interest (cant remember if i asked you this before) did you ever take laxatives before your colectomy?  and what is the bm situation now?

Nice to know someone from GB is on this forum too. 

take care now and keep posting won't you. karen x

 


1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic floor repair surgery
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstructive Defaecation Syndrome.  Also diagnosed with slow transit
2007: No difference. Had MRI scan showing a partial volvulus 
2007: Therefore surgeon recommended a sigmoid resection which resulted in immediate colonic inertia
2008: Now contemplating colectomy as I need to take up to 30 senna tablets daily for some kind of bowel movement (albeit not 'normal' or all at once).  In discomfort/pain most days.
 
Scared to have TC as told I could become incontinent - but looking to have surgery before end of year hopefully


worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 8/28/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   

hi 2much2bear, how are you, and whereabouts are you? laxatives never ever worked on me, just whenever i got that full that i could hold no more would my body naturally let me go, normally about 3-4 weeks worth, but i was never empty. I always just grinned (through gritted teeth)and got on with it. But life was difficult, being in constant pain swelling. I am going on 29 but yes the problems have been since birth, 29 in oct so not quite the full 29 years but close enough!! what about you??? want to share with me, maybe i can offer some advice from my point of view? offer is there if you want. And another thing i am not leaving this forum, they will have to ban before i decide not to come back.

Was actually thinking about changing my name but was worried it was a bit too presumptious. That chicks thing again. I also don't want to jinx myself. lol But post back. I always like chatting. I have made a few good friends through this and still hope to make more

Amanda xxxx

(your time will come, i promise, just takes time, cliche I know, like i said i could not see an end to the pain, but it took 13 months from date of surgery for things to finally be going well) xxx


extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole
 
LOCATION- North east of scotland


psygirl6
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 268
   Posted 8/28/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I am so happy for you that things have gotten better. i just had my total colectomy on Aug. 7th. I am doing better, but I still have a lot of issues with foods as what i can handle, have ,a dn other things. I thank you very much for posting this post. It helps me to realize how things will be for me. I am too 29 years old, and will be 30 in November. I have had slow transit constipation really bad for a couple of years. I always had constipation problems, and then since I was 26, it was so bad, that I was pushing too hard and ended up having a rectal prolapse. I had that surgery in Dec. 2006 at age 28. I never knew back then that my constipation was to become so bad, that I needed a total colectomy, boy I wish i did. before my colectomy, I was taking sennekot a few times a day for almost a year, but that never worked because my colon just died. So that is why I had the total colectomy. well, Thank you again for sharing this post. It means alot to me knowing that I can get through this. I love this forum. Everyone is so supportive. Good luck to you.

praying4healing
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 8/28/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
im so happy! im glad that everyone is doing better! this is a good news site today and i think its awesome!
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting
 Healingwell.com has been my Godsend...Thank you


worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 9/2/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   

hi again, how are you prayingforhealing???

well i am going from strength to strength!!!! A wee bit weird the past 2 days, not sure if it was a peach! i was eating a really juicy delicious peach yesterday then i noticed it was not tasting nice, yep i had been eating a rotten peach,, well i pooped 3 times yesterday, woohoo, but not woohoo for my poor bum!!!! then this morning i got in a coughing fit, threw up then again, and i have pooped 3 times again. yep my poor bum is BURNING!!!!!! baby nappy cream here i come. At the same time i should be pooping 3-4 times daily but the past few months only once, twice on a good day, but maybe cos i have been feeling great i am now pooping like i am meant to. What do you guys think????? am i right to think like this? After being sick, and dry wretching, my tummy muscles were sore, still are a wee bit, but nothing to do with the tc. Anyway i am much much better and i am still so excited about it.

I am also excited as my hubby and i are going to try for our final baby!!!!!!!! yes i would like a girl as i have 4 boys but hey iwhat will be will be, no doubt i am going to end up with my own little 5-a-side footie team(soccer), but i am over the moon, and bursting at the seams, knowing i am fit enough and healthy enough to have a baby. We have been given the go ahead from the consultants so considering my health has taken a dramatic turn for the better, bring on morning sickness!!!! bring on the nappies cos i am ready !!!! woohoo

hope all my hw family are well, xxx yeah


extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole
 
LOCATION- North east of scotland

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