Well I went to the doc yesterday. He unfortunately was unable to give me any answers. He did give me Lidoderm patches to try to see if they will help. I really doubt it, but I will give it a try. As I told him, it feels like its something more digestive but not Crohns, than muscle or nerve. I know that sounds wierd, but it feels like anytime I eat it all starts. He did do an abdominal xray and some bloods. Don't know the results of the xray yet. The bloods show my WBC slightly elevated, but barely. For example, the high number is 11 on the scale, and my results were 11.3. I wonder if the Pred I used lastweek may have lowered it some, and maybe it would have been higher?? Who knows?? He was very sympathetic though, he knows me well, and knows when I cry like I did that I feel pretty bad. I told him I was concerned that the Urology dept was just going to dismiss me, and make me go back to work as the surgery is complete and healedl. He said if they did that, and I still needed more time off, he would approve it for me. He is a good doctor, and couldn't apologize more because he didn't have the magic answer.
I am forcing myself to get outside and walk daily and go to the store etc, but still feel pretty rough everyday. Sometimes I wonder, if maybe I do need to try to force myself to go back to work next week. Maybe getting back into my routine, I will be able to work thru this. Maybe being at home I have more time to think about
how bad I feel, then other times I tell myself why lie, I feel like crap! You should have seen me by the time I got home from the doc yesterday. I was asleep on the couch within about
20 min of being home, I was totally exhausted. So there you go, still no answers, but still feeling a little rough. See the Urologist/surgeon on Friday, maybe he might have some answers.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!