I finally made the trip to UNC for my tests today (xray for sitzmark test, breath test, anorectal manometry)
I got a copy of the x-ray and it looks like there are at least 80-90+ markers left, from what I could see clearly. I took 5 pills over 5 days with 24 markers in each one. I am almost positive they are all still in me though, and on the x ray they were all spread out.
The breath test wasn't hard but it made me nauseous because the drink they make you drink is so sweet and disgusting and they made me drink it all in 5 minutes. I don't know the results of that yet either.
The one test that really has me down is the anorectal manometry. I got through the whole test and I thought it went ok, and then at the end she said she was putting the little catheter in my rectum and inflating it with a tiny bit of air, and told me to go sit on the toilet and try to push it out, and told me I got 3 tries. I couldn't push it out - I'm not sure if it was nerves, the fact that someone was standing there waiting for me to push it out, or if there is just some kind of problem. I really got caught off guard with this part of the test because it has never seemed that I have an issue pushing anything out, because whenever I feel like I have to go, I can go. But stuff never seems to get through my system fast enough. I know this can be a problem with muscles or nerves but could this also be a rectocle or something? I thought for sure I'd be able to push it out.
I was wondering if anyone else has had the anorectal manometry, and been unable to get the tube pushed back out? I am feeling pretty bewildered right now and don't know what to think.
Hope you're all doing well
Post Edited (Alibee) : 1/6/2011 9:34:29 PM (GMT-7)