Michelle ... u know i didn't think about
that, but he should've done that..stool sample. The first time i had this looked at they did and it showed the blood, but that's what they were looking for. I'm not sure if they checked for c-difficil or any other type infection or not. I"ll ask him or the gi doc about
this. The gi doc is the one who did the stool sample, so she may do that this time too, but with an already existing dx she may just assume this is a check of the original prob...so i'll ask. I did post and ask some questions on the UC board last week because it was closest to IBS that i could find and i didn't feel this was JUST IBS i was experiencing. It may be, but seems more than i've read IBS to be.
Kimber ... yes, i'm hoping very much that the mri will be revealing. I'd so love to know something...just anything...and put this to bed. If nothing else at least we'll know there's nothing there...and i'll stop worrying that i should've done the mri. I'd love to get off that yatch tho...boating and dizziness/balance probs just don't mix!
Denda ... No, it doesn't sound horrible at all...i'm right with u...i'm not sure i'd want to hear anything as bad as ms, but hearing something would at least give me information and help me know what i'm dealing with..and how to fight it. I meant to ask the doc today if there was some kind of diet i should be eating or any particuliar foods NOT to eat...but forgot. I know u stay away from the ones u know give u probs, but as for the best diet to TRY to eat...i'm still don't know. I'll ask my gi doc and let u know if she has anything.
Barbie ... Yeah i've wondered that...if this is related to the possible ms or not. As we've seen it can be a prob with ms, but i'm not sure if this is the same way it'd behave with ms. As far as i've seen there shouldn't be any blood. I did ask if this could somehow be related to my hemorroid surg and/or could it have triggered it and he seemed to feel there was no connection at all. I guess stuff just happens and that's that and u just take it.
Thanks to all of u for u'r help and support. I'll post back on Fri on this to let u know what (if anything) i learn from the mri. I'm thinking about
calling him tomorrow and telling him i'd like him to go ahead and order an mri on the brain and neck as well just to cover the full spectrum since i'll be there anyway. It will be a long time...about
5 months...til i see my neuro ad it'd be nice to take a look if i'm going to be doing part of it anyway. U know with so much happening off and on and never really going away i wonder, as i'm sure many or all of u in limbo do, what in the world is going on inside our bodies. What can be doing this and how in the world can it be so invisible? If u spend much time focused on it u will become scared and it will consume u, but how can u help but do that? As sooo many here have already said, i'm so glad this is a place i can come and talk and u will understand. No one else in the world who i can talk to does. They may try, but they can't. Thanks again guys for doing this for me.
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