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   Posted 3/17/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I had all of my colon taken out last Oct. No bag, just reattached my intestines to my rectum.

After I got thru my recovery and my intestines were healing I was doing great. Had started back working out and everything. Able to go to the bathroom normally for the first time in many years. Then around the end of January I started feeling strange. Wasn't able to get my breathe and was feeling weak. I didn't want to go to the doctor right off. Thought it would pass.

Then in February I figured I'd wait till the worst of the flu season was over before I went in to see the Primary Care doctor.

I finally went in week before last and he thought I was anemic. Did blood tests and found out I was severely anemic. Was put in the hospital last week and given 3 units of blood.

Now I'm in the process of finding out why. Going back to GI doctor to do a scope to see if I have bleeding in my stomach or I'm not absorbing iron.

I was just beginning to feel like the surgery was a success and I was getting my life back. Now I'm back to having bad health and going to doctors to find out why. When will this end?!!! mad

Thanks for reading my rant.
Control is an illusion. The only control we have is our response to people and situations. - Kim Martin

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