Confession...what is wrong with me?

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2 RIS K
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   Posted 2/7/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what my problem is, I feel as if I've been through he** and back. I was so miserable with everything that was going on and all I wanted was my life back. Now I'm doing so much better and I can have my life back, but I am not taking advantage of it.  I am still depressed and I don't leave the house.  All I do is sit around all day and I never want to go anywhere.  What is wrong with me?  I should thrilled that I have my life back and yet I sit around and cry sometimes.  I'm already on anti-depressants.  I've been on one for years.  I just feel "different" since all this happened. I have a hard time being happy.  My husband has told me that he feels like I don't want him around and that when I do smile at him I'm just "throwing him a bone." I do want him around and I still love him, I've told him that but for some reason I don't act like it.  I just want to be left alone.  Has anyone else been through this after surgery and recovery?  I'm pretty much recovered I can go and do whatever I want.  Why can't I be happy and be my normal self?  Someone please help me...
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/7/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
possiby because you dont actually BELIVE that you are better, that you are still waiting on this to fail you too?
Just my thoughts, i'm not expert or anything.
That being said, losing a body part, any body part, puts you through the stages of grief, sounds like you got hung up on the sadness/denial stage.
Have you tried going out and doing things? i mean i know you dont' want to, but have you tried just doing it anyway? Maybe once you get out and start having fun you will be ok with it.
I was really nervous at first about doing stuff like that, but once i started doing it and getting some confidence and stuff, well you have seen the stories of some of my escapades, lol.

I hopeyou feel better!

2 RIS K
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   Posted 2/7/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
To be honest, I've only been out once. I did my hair and make-up (something else I don't do anymore while I sit around the house in my lounge clothes) and went furniture shopping last weekend with my husband. We bought some new furniture and then came home because I couldn't wait to get back home to my lounge clothes, recliner, and tv where I am most comfortable. Right now I have my hair and make up done and I am waiting for my husband and sons to get back from some "boy time" and then DH and I are going to go pick out some paint for the living room and then he wants to go out for dinner. I'm not really looking forward to it, but I'm going to try to make the best of it. DH is so excited to finally be getting out of the house with me, it's sort of annoying. He says he sees that I'm getting better and he's excited to be getting his wife back and wants to start doing fun stuff but he can tell I'm not into it. I just can't get motivated. I'm dreading their return because then I have to get dresssed and go.
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


vette guy
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   Posted 2/7/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I think you're having a hard time seeing the forest through the trees. Have you considered therapy? Or, at least, gone to a local Ostomy Society meeting? The meetings did wonders for me when I first had my surgery. It was refreshing for see all the other perfectly normal people who just happened to have an ostomy!!!

2 RIS K
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   Posted 2/7/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
But I've had a reversal. That's what I'm trying to say. I have nothing to be upset or depressed about. It doesn't make sense... I could see where therapy could be helpful though anyway.
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


Roddiesgirl
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   Posted 2/7/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amanda...I am So sorry you are struggling.  You have been through alot so don't be too hard on yourself.  It takes a toll on us emotionally when we are ill and sometimes it can take time to bounce back from that.  It must be great though to not have the pouch now though huh?  When I am feeling down sometimes I just give myself a mental "kick" and remember all I have to be grateful for.  No matter how bad things look sometimes, there is always someome that is much worse off.  I try to remember to be grateful for all the blessings I DO have. ..I hope you feel better soon my Friend! 
Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 


Miss UK
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   Posted 2/7/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   

It sounds to me like you want to be where you are used to being safe.  I bet you've been going through Hell for a very long time and now finally it's over you've got yourself into a routine where you don't want to go out as your used to staying in your sanctuary.  Do you have any interest in alternative therapies? I'm thinking of doing something like that when (if) I'm better from my reversal as I feel so drained from all the misery and being stuck at home for so long I need my brain refreshed haha I'm thinking Reiki for me, would anything like that help you do you think?  As for your hubby it's so easy to not put on any act with them as you can trust them to be there for you after all he's your other half and you are being way too hard on yourself.

How about small steps? like treating yourself to some new clothes and putting on your make up just for round the house for now.  Hopefully as time goes on and you know your ok to be out and about it will become enjoyable again.

How are you feeling after your operation? It hasn't been that long has it.

I wish you the very best for your future, It will get brighter :-) xx


36 year old single mum to a 2.5 year old son
Suspected Crohns when 10 years ago had a very painful rectal abscess
Diagnosed with Crohns desease properly 6 years ago
2008 developed fistula bowel perforated onto bladder resulting in temporary ileostomy
hopefully a reversal around March 2009.


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/7/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
dont laugh at me for saying this, but try getting dressed and doing your hair and makeup everyday when you get up. I know that sounds stupid, but it always makes me feel better. Anytime i feel kind of down, i fix my ouside up then my inside starts to feel a little better.
have fun this evening with your paint!

psygirl6
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   Posted 2/7/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
hi Amanda (2 ris k),
I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling very happy. I know how it feels like when you don't want to leave the house. When I got my surgery I could hardly go anywhere, and when i finally got to, I was soo used to being in the house, i developed some kind of unmotivation to going out. But I have friends and family members that kept telling me to go out, so what I did is I though of all of the places I used to go to, like the mall, and walks outside,and other familiar places, so I started to do that. Also, at the mall, since I lost a ton of weight, I got me a brand new wardrobe of clothes. They are having a ton of clearence sales at mall stores and when I got my brand new clothing, it made me feel like a whole new younger person. Being in my new clothes made me want to go out more, just to show them off. maybe getting yourself a new outfit or wardrobe, since you have probably lost a ton of weight, would make you feel better about yourself and you will be motivated to go out on the town, just to even show off your new look. I hope all is going well and I hope you feel better soon. I am very proud of you and you should be proud of yourself because you are a very brave person to have gone through all of these problems and now you are coming out of them. I am very glad that you have recovered well, and that is something you should be proud of. That new wardrobe could be your reward. Good luck with everything.
Maya

flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/7/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Amanda,

You have been through a lot and are less than 8 weeks post-op, so it's normal to feel sluggish while your body is using a lot of energy to heal. This will pass, and you will perk up again. Just take small outings to build up your strength, and your energy and positive outlook will return. :-)

Cecilia


Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


suebear
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   Posted 2/7/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I hit rock bottom sick months after my 2nd surgery.  Like you I couldn't believe that I could be so unhappy after finally getting my life back after 2.5 years of chronic illness.  I sought help with a therapist, went on ADs and recovered.  I was depressed and I probably had a bit of PTSD.  I encourage you to see a psychologist.  It could be that your AD needs adjustment in dosage or you need to change ADs altogether.  I so identified with your story and I can tell you it can get better.
 
Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


vette guy
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   Posted 2/7/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
2 RIS K said...
But I've had a reversal. That's what I'm trying to say. I have nothing to be upset or depressed about. It doesn't make sense... I could see where therapy could be helpful though anyway.

  I think that's your answer!

finallyfree
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   Posted 2/7/2009 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh Amanda, I am so sorry...I can feel your pain cry ...you have been through sooo much and it's been traumatic for you and your family...it will take time...I just posted to everyone the other day on another thread but I couldn't remember which one so I'll try to help again if possible...even though I post on here that I'm doing great and things are going so well...I know I have told you that I see a kinesiologist...this person uses touch to align the meridians within the body...look it up on the computer for more info...anyway...she also does emotional repatterning...stress release...reflexology...and nutrition...she has a strong spiritual connection but does not force it upon you...she knows if you are accepting of it...she bases her practice on donations only because she truly wants to help people...a very dear colleague of mine tried for a year to get me to go to her and I basically gave her every excuse...I just wasn't ready...this was when I was constantly sick and always going to different doctors...for some reason...I finally made an appt...the same month I had a consult with my surgeon...then due to all my testing I and surgery I couldn't go back for a couple of months...well...this woman is a lifesaver...we have all been through so much with surgeries, sickness, not knowing if we will EVER get better, continuous ER visits, changing drs, missed worked, missed family time,etc...sooooooo...even though I'm feeling so much better...she works on my healing both internal and emotional...we all need to get past what we have been through and some of us need a little help to change things so our bodies won't go through this trauma again...I  know I internalize most things and have for years...most people would never know anything was ever wrong with me either physically or emotionally and this definitely took its toll on my body...so I have vowed to heal myself and this might be what would help you too.. if you can find someone like this in your area that you can connect with it might just be what you need...I know the deal with your husband...mine is wonderful too but they worry too much and we need someone else to get us past all this

We/you will get better :-) ...life has never been soo good...I will keep you in my prayers.((((((hugs))))))) to you :-)


 
 
Judy
 
spleen/appendix/gall bladder  removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08-
 
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
 
There's always hope and things will get better :)


peggy113
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   Posted 2/7/2009 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
flchurchlady said...

Amanda,

You have been through a lot and are less than 8 weeks post-op, so it's normal to feel sluggish while your body is using a lot of energy to heal. This will pass, and you will perk up again. Just take small outings to build up your strength, and your energy and positive outlook will return. :-)

Cecilia

I agree with Cece.  Small outings would help build up your strength and energy.  That will help you mental attitude as well.  Even if it means a form of exercise, like going for a walk outside or at the local mall (?).  
 
I also agree with Summerstorm - just get a shower, do your hair, put on some clothes - fixing the outside helps to fix the inside.  Small steps.
 
Don't be hard on yourself.  You've been thru a lot.  Supplement the above with some sort of other therapy or counseling.  We all can have out ups and downs.  Hang in there!!  Stay in touch on this board... 
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


mommyphotographer
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   Posted 2/7/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
i feel that same way.... and i havent been thru as much as you. if you need someone to talk to email me. (Email addy removed for safety).
 
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Bennie
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   Posted 2/8/2009 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Amanda, don't be so hard on yourself. You are still recovering from major surgeries and changes to your body and life.
I don't have UC and I haven't had any major surgeries but I know I hit a brick wall after each of my children's births. Two weeks after each of them (all 3) were born I literally just stopped doing anything that wasn't a necessity. That included getting dressed, anything around the house, even getting the mail. My mom was very astute and came over. She made me get dressed and made me walk to the mailbox (which was right outside our front door). Then a few hours later she made me walk to the end of the driveway and back again. Over the next few weeks she would come by (almost daily) and make me do something. She went with me when I first went to the store with a baby and a stroller.
My husband is wonderful and very helpful but it was my mom who knew just what I needed and what to say and how to make me get to the next level.

I am sure your husband is great too and is just so happy that you are healthy. But is there someone else in your life who can come over and just focus on you? Be the person who pushes you jsut for your sake. I hope this makes sense.

I also agree that maybe you need to have your AD meds readjusted. And therapy is also great in my book. Take baby steps.

BTW you mentioned why can't you be your normal self? Because you were sick for so long and then went through surgeries (and are still recovering) that who knows what is normal anymore. Reinvent a new, improved "normal" for yourself. And don't forget to paint your toenails red! (Love that comment you have.)


--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (20 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect!
 
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp


2much2bear
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   Posted 2/8/2009 5:40 AM (GMT -6)   

Amanda i agree with all the above - just take time - your husband needs to be patient too - you HAVE been through hell since last september and only just got through it all - you suffered a lot.

tell me, are your bowels working without help now? are you able to hold on to them also if you are not near a loo?  if so then great stuff - you are doing well. 

I am also worried about after the op - i hope i get my enthusiasm back for life, but dont worry and dont put yourself down - smalll steps.  I have my op on thursday i hope as long as they dont cancel me for a third time.  you are my inspiration amanda. x


Karen 46 yrs
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic floor repair surgery (rectocele/cystocele)
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction
2006: Diagnosed with slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection because of partial volvulus resulting in immediate colonic inertia
 
15 JANUARY 2009: scheduled for T/C
 
12 FEBRUARY 2009 - Re-scheduled T/C
 


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Amanda, I cannot really say anymore than has already been said...I agree with starting with small goals and work your way up...going to the mailbox or bus stop with your kids (if they're old enought:)) is a great start.

Have you found a support group in your area? Definately make an appoint to talk to your doc about your meds...keep up posted!

mommyphotographer
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   Posted 2/8/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
oops i gave you the wrong email address.. it is (email addy removed for safety).
 
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XtremeMisery
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   Posted 2/8/2009 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh honey.....I agree with what everyone has said!!! do not be so hard on yourself...and give your body/mind time. Always here for you!!!

lizzie


Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS-C 2000
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia-Oct 2007
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis- Jan 28, 2008
Ileus with suspected leak- Feb 1, 2008
Four abdominal abscesses- Feb 2008
2 JP drains- Feb 2008
Diagnosed with small bowel Fistula- March 6 2008
Drains removed- End of March 2008
Continued Constipation- biofeedback for 3 mo Aug 2008
Botox injections Dec. 17 2008
Currently Diagnosed with Anismus and getting second opinion
 @ U of M March 30
 
"The Greatest Healing Therapy is Friendship and Love"


2 RIS K
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   Posted 2/10/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
You guys are the greatest and you all have wonderful advice. I've been doing a lot of thinking over the weekend. Well, it all started with Saturday. My husband and I spent the day out doing things and then we went out for dinner and I had fun and I was fine. Sunday was ok too, we got up and went to church and the day was ok after that. Then yesterday was absolutely miserable and I think I've got it figured out. Due to this whole thing I have completely lost my roles in life. Before surgery I was a wife and mother and I fulfilled those roles. I also had a job outside the home and was very active in my church. Now since surgery I am not active really in any of my roles. My boys have all gotten used to going to my husband for everything. My husband has taken over the housework and cooking duties so there goes my wife and mother roles. I had to quit my job before surgery because I hadn't been there long enough to take a leave of absence. As for church, I'm not as active any more because of the surgery either. So basically I lost my identity and I feel like I have nothing anymore. I just sit in the house. I could probably take on more of the housework and cooking but everything seems to run so smoothly and I've been so down I have lost the desire.

So, on one hand I sit and complain that I have nothing and I am nothing and on the other hand I won't do anything to fix it. What a mess I am...
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


2b ColonFree
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   Posted 2/10/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
dear Amanda, it's gonna take a while. i spoke to ppl who went through this surgery (for different reasons).
my brother's neighboor for polyps - he sais it took him a WHOLE YEAR to feel like himself again. he had the surgery about 8 yrs ago and he said it took him time, but he gradually got a whole new life.

his sister had it for the same reason and also couldn't fully function only after a year or so. she got married just a couple of months ago. his aunt, who i also spoke with a year ago (also for the same reason) and back then she said she was 1 1/2 yrs post surgery and at that time she was still a total mess, but a few weeks ago i talked to her and she said she's a lot better and able to do much much more.

a distant relative of mine, who had it for uc, said it takes at least 6 months to feel like yourself again.

so as you can see, most ppl feel like that at first, so i believe that eventually you'll find the new you, a much healthier you!! enjoying and making the most of life. from all the research i've done and talking to ppl i can tell you that i've learned that it's definitely long ride, but it only gets better.

don't worry too much and take it one step at a time, o.k?

love you and always here for you, honey.
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


mommyphotographer
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   Posted 2/10/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   

i know how you feel. i have been thru 2 surgeries and i feel just like you do. I dont have the energy anymore to even get out and have fun. feels like so much effort anymore. i use to do things like yard work and painting the house and changeing things around. i am a photographer also and havent been able to do that much since june (first surgery) and so i feel like you do. like everything is effort. so i do understand. I am not sure where you live. but i live in michigan and there is not much sun or fun in the winter. so i know that makes me more depressed also.  I feel bad about my body now also. my scar on my belly is very large and gross to me.  I am hopeing when summer rolls around i can feel more like my self again. it has been since october since my last surgery so only 4 months now. and i have heard 6 or more months to feel alot better. so hopefully i can get back into taking pictures, doing things with the kids. if not i might have to see about getting on some sorta of vitamins to see if i need to just get something back in my body to give me some energy and some zest for life again.

just wanted you to know your not alone


finallyfree
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   Posted 2/10/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Amanda honey, there's a saying I've always said with my friends, "Baby stepes to the elevator."  When we are facing new things or difficult challenges or just plain struggling, take it slooooooow and steady, you will get there and things will be okay.  Take one step at a time even if it's a 'baby step' wink   (((((((hugs)))))))

Blessings, peace and prayers,

Judy 


 
 
Judy
 
spleen/appendix/gall bladder  removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08-
 
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
 
There's always hope and things will get better :)


mom9mom
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   Posted 2/11/2009 2:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you talked to your Dr. about increasing your anti-depression medication?
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Surgery to fuse L3 and L4 vertabra Dec. 31,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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