I have been going through a lot lately. Very depressed; abdominal pain, cramping, constipation, hemorrhoids, little sleep at night, exhausted during the day...
I was working full time but just couldn't keep up with the hours. Thankfully my work is letting me figure everything out and work the hours I want or can do. I had my reversal a year ago and had one more surgery when they found a leak about
nine months ago. I am always uncomfortable. I have so much pain and really get depressed when I have a 'bad' day.
Anyway, so I've been going to therapy and one doctor said I should go to an intense program where you go like three times a week for a couple hours... When I went to get info on that program, they said they don't think its for me... my depression comes from my medical condition... I AM SO LOST!
I know I am not the only one to get down after these surgeries... right? Why are there not physical support groups everywhere?
Does anyone else still have painful movements? The hemorrhoids haven't gotten any better despite creams, wipes and diet changes... One day I'll eat rice and beans and I'm fine, the next time I do, I'm up all night! What's the deal?
UC (Pancolitis... 90%!) December 2001
Upper GI Ulcer (2006)
J-Pouch May 2009/ Reversal November 2009/ Fistula correction March 2010
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