Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing your experience.
I agree, you have to be your own advocate. I have been for almost 3 years and that is why I am now at the Mayo Clinic. I couldn't be happier or feel more confident in my doctor (Dr. S. Kane), she is wonderful, kind and willing to listen! I think at some point when all of us have been so sick for so long, we (at least me) begin thinking it must all be in my head and I am making myself feel this way. Then I snap out of it and realize no dog gone it, it isn't me..I really am sick and I will find someone that will fix it! Thank you for reinforcing my strength!
I had several tests run over the last 2 days and meet with Dr. Kane in a couple of hours. She said there was more than one issue happening but clearly, my left colon was not working. I thought then (based on what I have read) that more than likely meant surgery. I am ready for that, if that is the case. I just want me life back and my old self.
I pray that you have a speedy recovery and wish you nothing but happiness and painless days ahead. Take good care of yourself and know that you have a friend in me :) xo