Spent a week in the hospital...

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   Posted 4/13/2007 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
Some of you now I spent a week in the hospital.  I was admitted for abdominal pain and nausea.  This is an ongoing thing due to the slow gut.  It is all MS related.  Don't take constipation for granted, get it treated.  If you are having a really awful time with it be sure to mention it to your docs. If you have MS you will have constipation.
The gi doc wanted to do a trial of a gastric pacer to see if it would help me but my insurance will not approve it.  Something about it being a humanitarian device.  The docs office is trying to appeal etc..but who knows if/when it will be approved.  And, we don't know if it will help.  For now I am still on zofran or phenergan and a duragesic patch which I have yet to use.  There is still the possibility I will have to have my colon removed.
I had a defogram while I was in the hospital and I do have a large rectocele that will probably have to be repaired, I'll see my gyn next week. (It's always something!)
I'm quite weak still but in time that should even out.
Hi to all the newbies!  welcome!
P.S./ Lifewithms had her baclofen pump inplanted on wed. and she is doing well, she has a bad spinal headache but she is amazed at how much difference she feels in her legs and hands.  She will be in the hospital 1 or 2 more days.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Michelle ><>
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   Posted 4/13/2007 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
MICHELLE!!!!!!!! :))

GOOD to see u here again!!!! I'm so sorry u'r struggling SO much with this. I know how much u've been thru and how difficult it's been for u. I pray the pacer will be approved and will help...and no colon removal!!! Take it easy...don't try to do the things u really want to do...housework!...and give u'r body time to heal. U have many different things happening now and trying to heal from...take it slow friend.

Thanks for the update on Life!!! It's really good to hear she's doing better...gosh what pain she's been dealing with! Please pass on my love and prayers to her. I hope to see her here again soon too.
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   Posted 4/13/2007 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry you're continuing to have so many gastro problems! I know you must be happy to be HOME, though. Take care!
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   Posted 4/13/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michelle,
    So sorry you are still going through all this, and I hope you get some relief soon!  Take it easy and take good care of you! 
    Thanks for the update on Life, I'm glad to hear the pump is helping her!
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   Posted 4/13/2007 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Sorry about all the problems you are still having. I sure hope you catch a break soon!

Glad to hear that you are back home. That's got to make you feel at least a little better.

Take it easy,

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