whats up everyone, hope your new year is better than any other!
so, i got a new doctor (wahoo!!!) and he seems pretty savy and kind-- actually listened to me, and the entire office is paperless, instead of a chart he had a laptop, he scanned in my lab work and i have an account number i use to phone in and check to get messages from him as to my test results... AND he didn't jump to any conclusions! he ordered me blood work to check out my anemia (which i have no idea if it is iron deficiency, or B12...) and i have a small bowel series on Wednesday.
BUT here are the questions:
any crazy things i should expect from a small bowel series? he told me i have to do a prep, drink some stuff and have an x-ray--- any info from my veteran IBSers?
and, here is the grossness, how come i KNOW i chew my food but in the toilet arrive chunks (whole chunks, as if i swallowed it whole! i could literally rinse it off and a laymen would be none the wiser!) i am not talking the corn phenomanon, i am talking every kind of vegetable, meat, pasta, fruit what have you!! when i feel great, i have mashed up poo that looks like what i think it should--but when i am feeling yucky, it looks like stew.
i have had almost a week of feeling pretty normal, but today i am feeling diarrheaish and chunks... am i the only one? i don't know if i can chew any slower! maybe my jaw is not aligned and i just need to go to the dentist and i really am not an IBSer...
any info is appreciated--and feel free to tease and jest, i do...
thanks, happy new year,
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