you are so reminding me of myself. i also eat a very small breakfast and then during the day i just have one cup of black coffee and 2-3 crackers and it's also enough for me to cause me a colic attack that gets worse as the evening gets closer, and by the end of the day i can't even stand straight b/c of the pain. on days when i don't eat anything i feel a lot better.
if those tests were fine, then your gi is most likely to look for a functional prob now. hang in there, i hope it won't last too long for you.
whats movicolon? does it help you?
i don't know anything about
an auto immune disease, no dr has ever talked to me about
anything like this.. so i've got no idea what's that all about
. can you try to explain it to me?
well, i spent most of those yrs just being full of it. at the first yrs it didn't cause much pain as it does now, but it sure was extremely uncomfortable. i refused to use laxatives, cause i didn't realize how sever my prob is. i tried all kinds of diets and doing exercises, but of course it didn't help. i tried enemas and suppositories, but of course, if the stools don't reach the rectum, then those alone can't help either. so eventually i gave up to laxatives.
being like this won't kill you, at least not so fast. the colon is an organ that is made for being a storage for poo, so there's no danger by caring all of this poo in it, but when the amount of poo in it is way above the limit, than it can hurt out quality of life significantly up to a point where we can no longer function like normal ppl. it's a lot similar to hirshprung's desease, but very different at the same time.
the thing that can cause a life threatning situation with this condition is a perforation of the colon from being so full and streched b/c of weak tissue. the colon just gets more and more stretched during these yrs till it tears and that can be life threatening.
the surgery for colonic inertia normally doesn't require a stoma. it's a one step opporation in which they remove the colon except for the rectum and then attach the small intestine to the rectum. at the first few mons there are expected to be multiple liquid bms up to even 20/day, cause you see, the food we eat reaches the stomach, the stomach makes it liquid, from the stomach it moves on to the small intestines where it stays liquid there too, the small intestines absorbs all the vits and nutritions, and when it reaches the colon, the colon's job is to absorb the water from the stools and that's how we get the firm bms.
when there's no colon, the stools comes out liquidy, but after few mons the small intestines starts to like realize the colon is gone and starts to adjust to doing also the colon's job and the diarrhea moderates significantly.
what's antinucleair antibodies? i'm from israel and english is not my laguage. also, what's parietal cells of the gastrium?
i don't know if i'm so strong... i just had no choice, but if i were smart, i would have taken care of it yrs ago, but what's done is done and it's sure never too late, i guess, so i'm hopeful to find relief with this surgery.
take care and please keep us posted.
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction