I had another follow up with my colorectal surgeon today. I informed him of the pain I have been having (mainly L side of the colon...I only have 1/2 a colon left anyway). He wrote out an order to check for C. Diff since I still am having D and also pain.
How do they obtain the sample for the C diff test?
I informed him I started questran today I took a dose about 10am. Yuk it is orange flavored...and I wanted to mix it with apple sauce...let me tell you that was some gross applesauce. I have had 2 loose stools since then and lots of bowel sounds/gas. I am afraid to pass gas since again last night I pooped instead...right through my pants and even onto my chair. If the C diff comes back negative rather than have me go for an 18th CT scan (sicne feb 11, 2007) he would send me for an MRI. He said it all feels good though it is all soft to the touch etc. He feels it may be IBS in the colon since I have never had colonic involvment with my CD. I informed him of my new job (he works at two hospitals in my state and the one I wil be working at is one of them) and how they want me to get the combo tetnus shot. He said it would be best to call my GI since I am on entocort. I know I cannot get live vaccines and I am unsure if the dyptheria or the whooping cough portion of the vaccine are live or dead and I really dont want to leave it up to the Dr that does the pre-employment physical.
My surgeon didnt find it odd that I still need pain meds daily (I was on the fentanyl before with dilaudid for breakthrough pain). He gave me another script for the dilauded, I have to typically take 1 or 2 a day to dull the pain. I kind of hope it is C diff that is ailing me at least that has a cure rather than IBS, considering no matter what I eat I have D (even on the brat diet)
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987