Peggy, I posted today's update earlier today. Maybe you just missed it; it wasn't much...
Lizzie, it's so nice to have someone who understands my pain! The rectal contrast is awful!! They did the IV contrast at the same time and then took the pictures. So, there I am with contrast up my butt, trying not to let that out, then they put the other contrast in my IV and that makes you feel really warm and like you pee'd your pants even though you didn't. It was like a nightmare! Yeah I hope I don't have any more abscesses or leaks, but what is a fistula? I haven't had one of those yet (thank God!) and I hope I don't ever get one. Can you explain what it is?
Maya, Cheryl, and Hodaya, thank you again for your continued support and encouragement. Whenever I'm feeling down and out I log onto this website and I read the well wishes that people write and it makes me feel better, like people really care about
me. Thank you so much.
I guess I do have a little update since this morning. I've had diahrea all day which is unusual for me, usually I go one time in the morning and that's all. Maybe it's because I'm eating a little bit more (jello and broth). But also my stomach has gotten bigger in the last couple of days and it is hard as well. No one seems to know why. It seems the harder and bigger it gets the more it hurts, I'm in a lot of pain. Even the CT scan didn't show anything so the doctor didn't seem very worried at this point. I'm going to talk to her about
it again tomorrow morning when she comes in.
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - 3/13/07
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Take Down Surgery Scheduled - December 15, 2008
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