A couple of weeks ago I spent two weeks helping my 29 year old daughter get over having her toncils taken out. This required me to get to her house at 7:00 am to get my grand son up and off to school. I would then spend the rest of the day watching tv with my daughter, getting her ice chips and water etc.,at 5:00 I would pick up my grandson and we would play untill 7:00 when his dad would get home.
All went fine for the first few day's, with my daughter talking about all the fun she had growing up, telling one story after another. As she continued I realized I did't know what she was talking about. It all seemed like she was talking about someone I did'nt know. As she went on I had no memory of anything she had done while growing up, not of her going to school, learning to drive a car or being born all of which I had been an active participant. As I spoke with my daughter, my 25 year old son, my 43 year old daughter and my wife I began to realize that I had almost no memory of the events of the last 66 years.
The last several weeks have been very interesting to say the least. One problem I have become acquainted with is every time I have a bowel movement it feels as if a steel cutting torch is burning on high and aimed up my rectum, no that does not even describe the pain. I can,t wipe with toilet paper or wipes, I took wipes and soaked them in water and squeezed them so their was only water on them and still could not touch myself all I could do was get in the shower as fast as possible and let warm water rince me off because if I tried to clean myself the unbelievable pain would come and I woud think if I have to live another day of this I would rater dye.
I finaly got out and I realized why all my underwear were blood stained and began to udergo the hell that all of the members of this resource explain so clearly go through every day. I could,nt explain my problem, I was too embarassed. I tried to get a Dr. appointment but
this takes time, nobody realizes with the problems associated with what I was going through you can,t wait a week or two.
While I was talking on the phone I printed on the computer "Sever burning after passing stool" and up came HealingWell.com irritable bowel syndrome.
So many of my questions and symptoms were talked about. I took the info to the Dr. of course he did,nt want to look at it, and instead ordered a stool spesimum and a blood test. A week and a half later he is on vacation and has his nurse call and on Friday tells me to pick up perscript. for Welchol oh by the way that is what I was trying to point out to him from your report. I am sorry I went on so long, I will see my Dr. this week, but I have read so many of your letters and I have great empathy for all you young people suffering so bravely from these conditions that seem to take every bit of dignity we have away. But it only takes your dignity away if you let it, there is nothing to be embarassed about everyone takes a bowell movement and has a rectum and anus some just work better than others.
tar 66 years and still trying to remember