So I'd been going along quite nicely for a while, and then boom! 2009 hit and the stress from family matters was a bit overwhelming. But I was managing until the beginning of February. My Father went out of the country for the first time ever and decided to abandon all modern communication and put me in charge of his responsibilities. I was already in charge of an elderly aunt who had dementia, and then I got a cold that led to bronchitis. My father's tenet died, leaving me to make sure the house was cleaned out, find a new tenet, yada, yada,. My aunt got pneumonia and I had to make all the medical decisions, and eventually the funeral arrangements. My bronchitis led to 2 broken ribs from coughing and of course, antibiotics. Plus I had my annual physical and my doctor found out I had a UTI, so I needed another antibiotic. Antibiotics and I DO NOT get along. So this week, the constant running to the bathroom started, with increased belly pain. I backed off on my food choices even more than usual, but still, on Thursday, I had a blockage.
What I'm not sure of, is, is it from the 2 antibiotics that always do a number on me and maybe when they have time to work their way through me things will calm down. Or is it from the constant stress I have been under since the beginning of the year and maybe a short burst of prednisone is in order? The blockage cleared in about
10 hours, but my belly is still sore and I'm still running like crazy. I'm pretty much just eating full liquid to soft food and a lot less than normal trying to rest my bowels. I have nothing planned for the weekend, so I'm just going to be gentle to my body and see how it goes. I'm kind of thinking I might need to do some prednisone though.
Anyone with some advice?
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....