I suppose I am lucky then. I don't have a bad taste in my mouth, nor do I have nausea. I do have the emotional problem you mention. I laid in the tub at 4am this morning just crying and wondering what the heck I was going to do. I didn't know that was a side effect. Now that I know I will be more aware of this side effect. The first time I took the medication I didn't have any diarrhea. This time I do - but, my surgeon said I could take Imodium to stop that from happening. Which is nice, considering diarrhea right now is not something I want to deal with as it makes the abscess hurt more. Sometimes I can't tell if its the antibiotics or something I ate that caused the diarrhea. One side effect of the pain killers is constipation so perhaps that will balance out the two? *lol*
I looked up the symptoms of sepsis and I'm pretty sure I will be able to tell if I am encountering this problem.
I had never taken pain killers before - I was afraid of the side effects the could cause (I'm allergic to so many meds that I feared I would swell up and get hives like I did with codeine). It is also comforting that I only had to take half to numb the pain.
So like you said, I will continue to do what I am doing until the day of surgery and will keep you all posted.
On a good note, I got a call from the new GI's office today. I have an appointment at the end of next month. I know it's quite far away, but I am at least one of his patients now and could insist on seeing him sooner if something came up. One great thing about
this doctor is he used to be the head GI doctor at Mount Sinai in Toronto but stepped down to help work in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group. This group is a group of doctors that focus specifically on IBD. My cousin was on deaths door and this doctor saved her life. She has had two resections and since seeing him she has been flare free and med free since 2003 with no progression of her disease. No new lesions and/or inflammation. There is also another doctor in the group that is a GI and colo-rectal surgeon. I feel comfort knowing that my doctor is part of this group. It will take me about
1.5 hours to get to Toronto for my appointment but it will be worth it. I really learned how bad my previous GI is today. When my new GI's office called she told me that his notes were vague and nowhere indicated I even had crohns. A not so great thing is, I may have to have another biopsy and colonoscopy done because my previous GI was so inefficient and vague! I am appalled that this doctor even has his license still considering he is the doctor that almost killed my cousin because he refused to do surgery.
Anyhow, thanks for keeping my mind at ease all. I'm glad I found this forum.
On a side note - my surgeon has given a back to work note to my place of employment for November 11th, which is 4 weeks after the surgery. Is this a reasonable amount of time given I have a desk job and sit most of my day?
- Diagnosed Nov 08' but undiagnosed for 13 years prior with no major problems
- Put on Salofalk, UGH caused more bad than good.
- First major flare Aug-Sep 09 - I attribute it to intolerance to meds and crappy GI
- Perianal abscess - EUA & possible Seton surgery Oct 14-09 - WISH ME LUCK
Post Edited (farfrmnormal) : 10/8/2009 4:53:31 PM (GMT-6)