I have been going to the bathroom about 8-10 times a day lately since my surgery but only a little bit each time. For the past several weeks I have had to push to get anything to come out including gas and now I have very painful, bleeding hemerrhoids. The last time I saw my surgeon (4 weeks ago) she said that if it was still a problem the next time I saw her that she would schedule a CT scan with rectal contrast to check for a kink and also to see the actual size of the anastamosis. I didn't have the hemerrhoids at that time so I was fine with that and didn't think it was any big deal. Now I am in so much pain every time I go to the bathroom and my hemerrhoids bleed every time too. I called the doctor's office this week to see if she could schedule the CT scan for next week (Tuesday) instead of waiting until I go in there (since she already planned on it and I'm in so much pain) and she said, "no, we'll talk about it Tuesday." Now she didn't tell me this, but this is what she told the nurse who told me. I'm sure she has a good reason (and she was out of town for spring break and happened to just call the office and they asked her) but still, I was hoping to get it scheduled in advance instead of waiting till Tuesday. Now if I wait till Tuesday I won't get the CT scan for another week and I'll be suffering for who knows how long!!
Anyway, I'm sorry I just had to vent. My butt hurts so bad and I'm using every cream and butt paste they've given me. I've tried every over the counter hemerrhoid cream and everything the doctor has given me and nothing works. I have two or three hemerrhoids (two or three too many!!) Ok, I'm done venting and I'm going to go cry...
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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