our sweet Lizzie...... it is sooo good to hear from you again
my gosh.. you poor thing. i'm so sorry to hear all that you're going through. wish i could make your pain go away. is this pelvic pain a new symptom?? i just hope you don't have nerve damage from removing your rectum. not having output for 5 days.. that's really scary
why is your stoma leaking? is it retracted? wish i could make all your problems disappear. hope you're hanging in there, sending tons of love and hugs!! so wish i could come over to be with you.
Rosemary, glad the dry toasts help and you didn't need immodium
generaly, i'm a bit worried that May would be too hot for you, and i'd say maybe the begining of April would suit you more. Haifa is in the north part and much cooler than Ashdod/Tel Aviv/Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is more in the center, also Jerusalem. Ashdod is southern, so it is the hotest of all the other cities mentioned. Tel Aviv is the closest to me, but i'd come to Haifa to see you. i also have friends in Haifa and can use a day of visit. it's relatively far for me - a 2 hours drive from Hertzlia, but i don't mind and i'd REALLY like to see you!!! how much time will we have together? will it just be saying hello? or will we have more time than that?
your surgeon sounds like a great guy and Lahey clinic sounds like it too! i'd be so thrilled and thankful to your dr and you if i can finally have a solution for my rectal issues. thanks so much!
Sarah, were your surgeries done lap? all my surgeries were lap too. but the knives pain feel more like adhesions to me. and you're SO right! my spasms pains also remind me so much of the spasms i had when i had my colon.. yeah, those spasms we have are due to slow motility, def! thanks for all your advice and info, you and Rosemary truly helped me figuring out what's going on with me, cuz i feel i got it figured out more or less. i have no idea yet what will be done, if anything at all.. will see. and also will see whether things are improving or not. maybe they will?
that was a good point about choosing the right dr to do lysis... involving a plastic surgeon! IF i do need lysis, i'll def ask about involving a plastic surgeon!
thanks so much for the link! you've been such a great help, Sarah! can't thak you enough! i will read more of that site tmrw morning, it's getting late here.
way to go Rosemary for sending this to Lizzie! you and Sarah are just being so wonderful helping everyone with your good advice and info!!
WOW Tracy...... yeah, i rememeber you said you had severe adhesions.... but how can someone be born with them..??? i'm glad your dr added an adhesion barrier. so he should be able to tell if it helped when you go in for your colectomy and hernia repair, right? maybe he'll remove some more during your surgery? i hope i hear your adhesions are cleared by then. now this should def be you LAST surgery!! after that, i don't want to hear of more surgery!!
and YES! the rectal pressure is sure worse after i eat - i guess that's the mind-gut reflex thing. the message from the brain is still working and it's annoying the enemas don't make it worse for me... i don't know about that, but maybe the enema stimulates your rectum even more, and since you're probably not getting much success with the enemas, maybe it just makes you feel the presence of the mucous more clearly. if i'm making any sense.
i'm so happy to hear you're doing good Tracy wish i could join you with that smoke quiting....... maybe one day...........
i think your bouts of depression are normal. i actually started taking something from a natural store. the lady that runs the store is... how you call it.. a natural dr, like austheopath - something from that field. anyway, she has lots of knowlege and developed some natural meds of her own. up untill not long ago i was crying almost all the time. so she gave me something for emotional balance, and i tell you, after about 3 days of taking it, i just stopped crying and the depression is significantly gone i don't feel so depressed any more.
i've never taken ANY kind of pills for depression ever in my life. but since my colectomy and ileo ops i've been sooooo depressed, i had to try something and i'm so glad i found something natural, cuz i know antidepressants cause constipation, but this one doesn't at all!
can you call me this time Tracy? please feel free all of you. my home no is 011-972-772007365. and my cel phone 011-972-503091239 - everyone, pls feel free to text me to that one.