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   Posted 3/23/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok so if you ready my post earlier today on the other thread you will have read that my back is just killing me today.  It actually has been for several days and I just thought I was overdoing it because I already have a bad back with two degenerative discs.  So this morning I called to get a referral to the pain management group at my hospital.  Well, a few minutes ago while I was taking a nap the phone rang and woke me up and it was them. They told me that I was a patient at their office before my surgery and they just needed to talk to the dr. to find out if I needed a 15 minute slot or a 45 minute slot and she would call me back tomorrow, but that I don't need another referral because I'm already a patient... tongue    WELL!!  STUPID ME!!!   THEN I remembered that I DID see them in September a week before my surgery for my colectomy and they gave me an injection in my back that didn't help my pain at all.  Then they told me to come see them after my surgery because they thought there was fluid leaking from one of my discs.   What a moron I am!!    How could I not have remembered that?  blush   No wonder I am in so much pain!!!!!! yeah    I have suffered so much memory loss since or because of my surgery I swear it is not even funny!!  I see people and I can't recall their names, I don't remember events that took place before surgery or between all my surgeries, all sorts of stuff.  I just saw pictures of me and my grandbabies yesterday that I don't even remember taking while I was between surgeries.  Does anyone else have so much memory loss?  I'm assuming it's due to all the anesthesia and the pain meds...Anyway, so now I'm going to wait for them to call me back tomorrow to see when my appointment is.  The worst part is that if the doc says I need 45 minute appt.I can't get in until May!!!! confused   But if he says 15 minutes then I can get in almost immediately.  VERY FRUSTRATING!!!! mad    So, now I wait and see....
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
Still adjusting to life without my large intestine...
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   Posted 3/23/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry you are in pain Amanda...funny you should mention memory loss....I too have some memory loss...a couple of times the first couple of days in hopsital I was actually talking backwards a couple of times...like it was weird!!  This happened to me before as well, again, after surgery.  Fortunately, it does get better...I think its the anaesthetic and meds.  I hope you can have a good sleep tonight at least, and hopefully get in to see about your back sooner rather than later.  Love you my Friend!!

Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09

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   Posted 3/23/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
i dont remember much about the week before of surgery or the week i had it.
Apparently my husband stayed with me for 2 nights and a few of myfriends called me everyday, and i also asked my dr numerous times if he watched the simpsons, and talked about some deodorant with him!

Dont remeber that at all!
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