TOTAL COLECTOMY PART 32

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sickofbeingsick2
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   Posted 2/5/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello friends,

I am trying to start a new thread because PART 31 is locked. I am not sure if I am doing this correctly or not. I guess I will see.



Sorry matie, but your signature needs to be edited to be limited to 10 lines only as per Forum Rules - Shaz

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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Kristen,

I think you started the thread correctly.  Gone through Chilean Fjords, saw penguins today in a rookery.  Tomorrow trip to Tiera Del Fuego on end of the world train.  Then, we enter antarctica.  Sure hope I stay OK.  Am worried for Lizzie and skimmed all your posts.  Will post more later.  Wishing you all well.  Keep praying for me.  Yesterday was my birthday and I was 54.  Ate dinner with a really cute guy then danced real late.  It was awesome.

Rosemary


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   Posted 2/5/2010 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Rosemary,

I am praying for you everyday to stay healthy and happy on your fabulous trip. It really does sound incredible. I have never been on a cruise before. Maybe one day I will go. Wouldn't it be great if all of us on here could get together? I have been thinking about Lizzie and hoping that she is at home and feeling much better.

KC, I am glad you decided to join us over here. You will find the most wonderful people on this board. I know they will be able to answer your questions and between all of us we know we all have each other for support and much more.

I have been thinking and praying for everyone else too.



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   Posted 2/6/2010 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Karen, CONGRATS on your kids' weddings! i'm so happy for you and your family!
thanks so much for responding. you don't post much, so i always assume you're just doing good, but sounds like things are not so simple for you either. actually, i was under the impression you were happy with your loop ileo and wish to keep it, but guess i was wrong. i can't believe your NHS is putting you off for SO long, it's truly upsetting. but i think you should schedule a head already, so maybe till the weddings are over, your date for reversal will arrive..? set an appt to the surgeon now. if you do have the reversal, i hope it works for you.

i'm kinda hopeless, cuz i don't have faith that there will be much to do with me to improve my issues esp after a surgery like this, and as far as i understand from all of you who have an ileostomy, it's not that simple either, you too also have your struggles with blockages and stuff. i just don't see there's a real good way out of this miserable condition. i hope i'm wrong and we can all feel good some day.

ppl can't see that im depressed, i don't really show it, but i just cry when i'm by my self, i just feel helpless and hopeless as to being cured ever from this dreaded intestines broblems. it controles my life and i don't see the light at the end of the tunnel. i should just go to the dr already.

i have an appt to see my internist this monday to discuss champix and how to quit smoking, but just 2 days ago i've read that one of the side affects of this drug is depression...... and the dr on that forum said if someone already have some depression then he shouldn't use this drug :( so for someone like me, who already have depression, it's not a good idea and now i don't know how am i going to manage quit smoking if i can't take this drug. anyway, maybe there's a different drug i could try.

Karen, love you old friend!! and i do hope that there are much much better and brighter days a head of you SOON! you're such a compationate and caring person and i think you deserve to be happy!! wishing you all the best always!!

KC, to answer you questions, i felt ready to go back to work after 5 weeks, but couldn't cuz it was the holidays here in israel, so i could go back when they were over, which was exactly 2 mons post op. i got out of the house for hrs after 4 weeks and had full controle when i felt the urge to go till i find a b/r. for me the stools was formed most of the time already in the 2nd week post op. i would have a liquid bm once or twice a day, but even with liquid bms i still had full controle. the best way to know if your rectal muscles are working right is to ask your dr to do a manometry test or even an EMG test before the surgery. do you have controle issues now?

Rosemary, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!! dancing with a cute guy sounds like a nice way to celebrate ;)

hope you're all having a nice weekend!

Hodaya

06/05/2007 - STARR procedure

colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction

08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis


evans18
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   Posted 2/6/2010 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hodaya, I can feel your sadness and desperation. I wish that I could make it all better for you. Did you ever try the Miralax? I have been using it daily and it really helps. I think if you could find something that can help you go easier, you would do a whole lot better. Miralax is that thing for me. If I miss a day it is terrible. I just hope that it continues to go well. Nausea is my biggest issue and back pain, but as long as I can go poo then I can deal with that. Are you on any antidepressants? I take zoloft and have been since 2005. I am on a high dose because of all the drama in my life and I would hate to see me without it. I so hope that you can feel better and be happy happy happy, cuz you deserve it.

KC, I also welcome you here. This forum was the best thing that happened to me. I had a tc in June. Had ups and downs, but overall it has been good for me. I too would go a month in between bms. And was told that there was nothing wrong with me. That I was anorexic and wanted to be this way. It was only until I found the right doctor that he helped me.

Rosemary, now you be good, little lady with Mr. Hotty pants!! LOL! Just kiddin, you have all the fun you can. When do get home? I bet you are seeing so much.

Kristen, Cruises are awesom. I went on one to the bahamas. We all so need to go on one together. Hope you have been feeling well.

Hey if you all arent already you need to get on facebook so we can comunicate there also. I am on there under Marisa Fries Nelson. Its just a little more personable.

Well, I love you all and hope we can all have a great pooping day!!
  • Marisa
  • 1999-Appendectomy with Cecopexy
  • 2001-Ruptured ovarian cyst
  • 2004- Emergency hysterectomy
  • Lifetime Chronic Constipation
  • 6-1-09  Total open colectomy with illiorectal anastomosis


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   Posted 2/6/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
hey,
i have a question to Butterfly, Rosemay and Karen. what size is your bag and how many times a day do you empty it? do you empty the bag when it's really full, or even half full?

thanks!

Hodaya

06/05/2007 - STARR procedure

colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction

08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis


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   Posted 2/6/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Marisa, we posted together. thanks honey for your concern and encouragement, it means more than you know! no i'm not taking any antidepressants, cuz i'm so scared of taking these meds. i've just started today to take all the supplements that homehopath dr gave me. but if nothing works, i'll sure be taking the miralax and keep taking it for as long as it works. but for now i'm tryin the supplements and see how it goes. prob is that i need LOTS of patience with these supplements till they kick in :/ will see how i hold on.

Hodaya

06/05/2007 - STARR procedure

colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction

08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis


answers4me2
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   Posted 2/6/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hodaya, I feel your pain with the smoking. I want to quit for health reasons....like I have a cough and can't get rid of it. But, I almost don't think I REALLY want to quit because I soooo enjoy it. devil But seriously, I am going to try the chantix, but will not take the full recommended dose. A friend of mine took chantix, but cut the pill in half. The 2nd week, she went to work and suddenly realized she forgot to smoke before she got there. She was overjoyed and has been a non-smoker for 18 months now. She never took the recommended dose because she was worried about the side effects. But Hodaya, there have been people too that have commented about the emotional positive effects of chantix. All we can do is try it and quit taking it if we start wigging out. smilewinkgrin

And I think our depression is situational depression. Anybody in our shoes would be depressed.

I am still leaning towards the BCIR, I just wish I didn't have to consider something so dramatic and permanent.

Does anyone know how Lizzie is? Can she eat now? What about throwing up? Has that stopped since she got the k-pouch?

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   Posted 2/6/2010 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
hey Trace, thanks. you're right, we can try, and if it messes up we can always quit the drug. that's so cool what you said about your friend, i hope it will happen to us too :)

actually, i don't really enjoy the cigs anymore, i just have hard time breaking the habbit of smoking, like at work, i'm a typist and i type all day. it's kinda boring so every 1-2 hrs i have to go out for 5 minutes to get some "fresh air" lol. it helps me refresh myself, cuz the computer is making me real sleepy :-O

anyway, my reason is also for health issues, i have COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) so i really need to quit.

you are very right, my depression is only due to my bowels issues and nothing else and i know all of us here have depression b/c of this.

i know how you feel about making such a drastic decision.. but also living with your everyday drama is also drastic, i mean spending half of your day on the toilet AND with little results.. that's drastic too. i wish there was a simpler solusion to all of us, but unfortunately an extreme condition like this requires a more drastic solusion.

i havn't heard from Lizzie. hope we hear something soon.

Hodaya

06/05/2007 - STARR procedure

colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction

08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis


lasbutterfly
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   Posted 2/6/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Rosemary, can you tell me what a gastrograffin enema is like? It's the final test that I have to take on February 16th at the hospital. Also, your cruise sounds wonderful! My husband and I have seen most of the Caribbean and the Bahamas that way, too, and absolutely love cruising.

Hodaya, my bag is unlike other ileostomy patients, but I'll tell you about it. I usually empty it about 5 times a day. I know when to empty it, because it either blows up like a full balloon full of air, or it gets heavy and pulls my velcro straps downward on my leg. My bag is a foot long, but regular ileostomy bags are much smaller.

I am sorry that you're having such a rough time. Unfortunately, there aren't any easy answers for people like us. I've been really bummed since I found out that I'm not a candidate for BCIR surgery. I keep trying to tell myself to stay positive and focused and it will get better. I realize that I have to have an ileostomy for the rest of my life. I just pray that Dr. Wexner is able to help me. I see him March 8, and am ready for that date.

butterfly
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Rectocele/cystocele surgery 8/06
Chronic Constipation 11/06-7/07
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia 05/07
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis at Cleveland Clinic Florida 8/07
Constipation again 3/09
Ileostomy with obstruction 5/09
Emergency surgery 6/09 ended with 3 fistulas , a feeding tube, 3 jp drains, and a leg bag with tube attahed to small intestine (52 hospital days)
3 blood transfusions 6/09
Drains removed 7/09 and 9/09
Possible surgery for Brooke ileostomy at Cleveland Clinic Florida 6/10

evans18
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   Posted 2/6/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I just thought I would let you know that Lizzie is eating some. I talked to her on Thursday, I think, and she had ate a few things. Also, it did not make her sick. So I think she is making progress. Dont know if she is home yet, but her fever had gone down and stayed down So that is a great sign.

I have gone to the bathroom probably 20 times today. I dont know if I took too much Miralax or what. My poor bum is so sore though. No going out for me today which is fine cuz it is so cold outside.

Jen, why did you have to go to the er? I saw on facebook that you had to go in again. I am so sorry.
  • Marisa
  • 1999-Appendectomy with Cecopexy
  • 2001-Ruptured ovarian cyst
  • 2004- Emergency hysterectomy
  • Lifetime Chronic Constipation
  • 6-1-09  Total open colectomy with illiorectal anastomosis


Janiepain
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   Posted 2/6/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

Marisa, I sent you a request to be a friend on facebook. I don't use it alot, but it was nice to put a face with a name. Your family is beautiful, and so are you!

Miralax has been a life saver for me. Without it I just have the poop sitting there in my butt. I'm sorry about your 20+ times, I know the sore butt feeling! On a normal day with the miralax how many times do you go? I still go about 8-10 times a day, I take miralax 2x a day. I would love to get to the point where I could go 3 or 4 times more at a time, but this is so much better than before that I don't want to complain.

Lori,
I know you must be disappointed in the news about the BCIR, but honestly with all your problems, and the way your husband felt about it, maybe a regular ileostomy is the best for you. I pray you'll be able to have the surgery and that it will be your last. I'm sure anything will be better than that leg bag you have.

Rosemary,
Sounds like you're having a wonderful time on your cruise! I'm ready to go on one now, but we went away last weekend for 2 nights without our little 8 month old puppy and we both missed her so much I'm not sure we'll leave her again for awhile. We were going to fly somewhere next month for our 25th anniversary, but now I think we're doing a road trip with her!! LOL

Hodaya,
I hope your supplements help honey. If not, give the miralax a try. Honestly, it will most likely change the way you can eat and you'll be able to eat more and be more comfortable. I don't like the fact that I have to take something to go either, but it's still so much better than not being able to go at all and feeling miserable.

Is anyone getting snowed in this weekend? My family in Northern VA sent pics and while it's beautiful, I'm not the least bit jealous! It's cold enough here in Florida!

Hope everyone else is doing well and having a great weekend.

Hugs,
Janie

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   Posted 2/7/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Butterfly,

The gastrograffin enema is a piece of cake.  They just slowly let it flow in then they turn you different ways and take xrays.  Then it gives you diarrhea.  The only thing that might hurt is that they sometimes inflate a balloon in the rectum to keep the gastrograffin in.  To avoid this, just tell them you want a foley catheter enema tip and no balloon and you're all set.  That is how they found my rectal stricture from my (unneeded) sigmoid resection.  Showed right up.  Good luck.

To all,

We are currently going through the Drake passage and it is H---.  Extremely bumpy.  Rocking, rolling, and pitching.  I took a Bonine which has worked fine, but it is so bad I also put on a scoplomine patch.  Now I feel like I'm a bit too Buzzed.  But was terrified of getting sick.  Just trying to hydrate and focus on other things.  Drake passage is the ocean between southern most point of Argentina and antarctica.  They say after today and tonight once we get into antarctica, we will hit smooth water.  Let us hope and pray.Our ship is 50,000 gross tons.  Our option to come here was yachts of Seabourne at only 10,000 gross tons.  GLAD I voted for the 50,000 gross tons.  (Am used to ships that are 190,000 gross tons.)

Keep those prayers coming.  I will pray back.  Anyone seen Lizzie news on face book maybe?

Rosemary


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   Posted 2/7/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi again, I think my other post was lost. To answer some questions: my bag is 10-12 inches long and I empty about 7-9 times per day. Depends on what you eat and drink. Yeah, I love this dance thing. Dizzie from all the motion and motion meds. Be back later. Rosemary

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   Posted 2/7/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone for your answers. There is a lot to grasp on these boards! Wow!

Hodaya, I have taken Wellbutrin for several years for depression. I started immediately following the birth of my first child, 12 years ago. I really think it helps. As has been said, having these intestinal problems is enough to depress anyone. Good luck on quitting smoking. My mom did it with the nicotine patch. I am not sure if that is available to you.

Rosemary, I am so jealous. I wish I was on vacation! It is just cold here in Upstate NY.

Hope everyone is feeling good this Sunday.

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   Posted 2/7/2010 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Marisa, thanks for the update on Lizzie, sounds good so far, hope it keeps that way.

hope your bms slowed down some and your poor bum feels better ;)

Janie, thanks my love! i love snow, but i live near the beach, so we never have snow here, but there was some in Jerusalem and other mountenous parts of our country, i didn't get the chance to see it though.

KC, thanks for the advice. yes we do have the nicotine patch over here, but i havn't heard much success stories with it. i'm glad it helped your mom though. i will see my internist tomorrow, so will see what to do. he'll probably suggest support meatings with other smokers, but i don't really have the energy to go to one after work. by the time i finish work i get so tired all i want to do is go home. i think i'll just try these pills and if they don't do me good i can quit. they are very expensive though.

thanks for your responses about the stoma, butterfly and Rosemary.

Hodaya

06/05/2007 - STARR procedure

colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction

08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis


Pitz
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   Posted 2/7/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, all. Sorry I've been MIA, but I finally came home on Wed. (2/3). So far, so good. I had a rough couple days last weekend with nausea and almost ended up with an NG tube. Thankfully, the nausea meds kicked in and that didn't happen. I didn't even want the TV on during that time - noise really bothered me. I also felt like I'd had a tummy tuck, I was so tight with gas. Ended up getting a suppository and then the plumbing started working. Once they gave me real food, I could start to tell what it would be like and it honestly feels like I'm a new me! turn

So far, no butt burn. I haven't counted, but bathroom trips so far seem to be maybe 6-10 a day, defiitely no more than I was emptying the bag. It's SO nice not to feel like I'm wearing an IV bag on my tummy and to feel like I'm back in control and not Sybil! Pain is not too bad. I still have the staples, so that will get better when I get them out. I absolutely LOVE taking a shower without having to worry about Sybil anymore - it felt SO good!

I had to go in for labs on Friday and stopped at the store on the way home (yup, used one of their carts). smilewinkgrin It was a little slow-going, but I'm up and around. I'm taking one more week off work to rest, but all in all I'm SO glad I did this! For me, this surgery was tougher and more painful, but I don't regret it for one second!

Nancy

06/2002 - diagnosed w/ulcerative colitis
06/02/09 - colectomy w/ileostomy
01/23/10 - ileostomy takedown; ileorectal anastomosis


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   Posted 2/7/2010 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

It's only 30 degrees here and bumpier in the drake passage. We will only warm up when we
head north toward the equator. Right now it feels like i'm back in Massacusetts. However, a
recent email from Massachusetts said it had been minus 3 degrees. BRRRR!

Rosemary

conmarjo
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   Posted 2/7/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hodaya, I tried everything to try to quit smoking. The patch, meds, accupuncture. I was finally hyptonized. I have not smokied in 9 years. I gained some pounds but I can deal with that. I spent years dreaming of smoking but now the smell makes me sick. I am so glad North Carolina finally banned smoking in resturants. Connie
abd. hyst prolapsed uterus age 29
gallbladder removed
ovary removed, adhesions
twisted ovary removed ahesions
pelvic mass
Sjogrens's syndrome
Chronic constipation
colonic anertia
total colectomy,blood infection, clot in heart, pelvic abcess, esphogitis 5/09
feels fantastic,  I hope forever!
 


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   Posted 2/7/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Marisa,
Thanks for scoop on Lizzie! This sounds promising that she could eat some and it did not make her sick. I wonder if what she had was small bowel adhesions that the BCIR docs lysed away when they did her surgery. I continue to pray for her like the miracle she is beginning to experience.
Rosemary

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   Posted 2/7/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I'm new to this site. I to have struggled all my life with constipation. had stage 4 endometriosis and ended with a hysterectomy in 2001. since then my contipation has become severe with horrible interminted pain on the left and right sides of my abdomen. I had several colonoscopys which showed nothing. I had managed very well with miralax up until this september.
Now suddenly the pain has worsen and becoming constant. I saw a colorectal dr who did a CT scan and sitz marker test. The end results is I have a elongated colon with colonic inertia. He put me on Amitiza, but I swear that made things worse. He's talking Laperscopic seg. colectomy. I don't know what to do? Is this the next treatment obtion? Or could this make things worse? I've read alot of different threads and there seems to be mixed reviews. I could really use some feedback, or just valadation that I'm making the right choice if I choose surgery.

thanks,

what2donow

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   Posted 2/7/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
What is segment colectomy? Is that removal of only part of the colon? Because those of us with colonic inertia usually do not fair well with only partial resection. We need the entire colon removed for the surgery to work. Even a small section left can lead to further problems with constipation.

What do you mean the constipation has gotten worse since September? Do you mean you have infrequent bm's with miralax, or do you have issues getting the bm out of your rectum? Have you had a defecogram to check to see if there is any problems with your pelvic floor?

Because I have colonic inertia and a pelvic floor dysfunction which is called anismus. I can make myself have a bm everyday if I take large quantities of miralax, but I can not push down to get it out of my rectum It is literally hours sitting on the toilet, the use of suppositories, and manual removal of stool...

Welcome to the forum. You have found the best group of women. Glad you found us. And you can search the past posts for total colectomy part 1 through 32 and read many womens experiences with colectomies for constipation.

Tracy

Post Edited (answers4meTDR) : 2/7/2010 1:58:33 PM (GMT-7)


what2donow
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   Posted 2/7/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for welcoming me.
yes he mentioned only removing a section of my colon, not all. I've not had the defecogram so I'm unsure of pelvic floor function. I do have trouble getting the stool out, the stool is so hard and impacted. I don't know what changed in my system that suddenly I've started to have severe right upper quad pain. I feel like I'm impacted with pain and bloating, yet when I do a bowel cleansing there is not a large quantity there. I had a colonoscopy back in sept. and the surgeon just noted severe twisting of the lower segment of bowel, probable related to my hysterectomy and adhesions. The miralax just doesn't have the same kick it used to have, and the amitiza seemed to make the abdomen pain worse with no increase in stool.
This is all so frustrating and embarassing.

what2donow

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   Posted 2/7/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes, embarassing is the story of my life. It took me forever to tell the doctor that I can't get the stool out of my rectum. After I told one doctor, I just said F this and have told every doctor that I have seen, 100% honesty has gotten me atleast diagnosed....now what to do?????

How much miralax are you taking? I take a 30 dose bottle over the course of a week. My doctor told me to take as much as I needed because bowel movements are mandatory. This atleast melts the poop down in my colon and will keep it from being hard as rocks.

I have always had constipation problems and a mild outlet problem...it was after my hysterectomy that my outlet problem became almost unmanageable! It takes forever to get out a teaspoon of poop. All I can say is my life revolves around sitting on the toilet. I work, come home sit on the toilet, then go to bed, than wake up to start all over again. I have 4 kids and a husband and we are all sick of it.

I tried the zelnorm and the amitiza....neither helped me and both made me nauseas and gave me horrible insomnia. I literally could not sleep night or day when I took them. UGH

When your rectum gets impacted, have you tried to scoop the poop out??? I know, very disgusting, but, that is what I do....if I didn't do that I would surely die because no amount of pushing moves anything out.

I have the pain and bloating too. Mine is usually left sided pain though. I think this is because when I had the transit marker test that all of the markers were on the left side....15 in the ascending colon and the remaining in the transverse colon. But my stomach will bloat to the point of looking 6 months pregnant. I have resorted to wearing sweat pants to work everyday, I am a bus driver, because any tightness of my jeans on my stomach causes the bloating to get so bad that I can't hardly function because the pain is so bad.

I also have much difficulty passing gas. Do you?

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   Posted 2/7/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Marisa I went to the ER friday due to pain and vomitting. I started having pain Wed. night and then started throwing up Thursday night. So of course since I was still the same Friday afternoon had to go the ER. My GI doc office closed due to the weather here in NC so that left me no choice but to go to the ER.

Once there they gave me fluids, pain meds, and nausea meds. Then did bloodwork and x-rays. Same ol same ol every time I go. They simply don't know what to do with me when I tell them my history. Of course the blood work always looks fine and the ab xrays are fine so they treat the symptoms and send me home.

I am still dealing with pain but I'm not throwing up. I don't know what is wrong but something is not right. Unless I am just supposed to live with pain and intermittent vomitting. I go back to the GI on the 10th. They have done every test under the sun so I don't think there is anything else to do for me.

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