ha ha! something a little funny

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   Posted 6/4/2011 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
i went to the dr yesterday for a bladder infection or something like that (that's not the funny part, lol) and she was asking me questions, trying to figure out how i could have gotten the infection or seeing if she thought that was it, and she said, do you always wipe front to back? and i said, well that doesn't matter for me. And she said, oh yeah you have an ostomy, then she says, "did they leave the rectum, i have heard some people have it left in and if you have leakage or drainage that could cause the problem". i said,' no they removed it". so she told me to lay back she was going to feel my stomach, and she says," now, where did they put your rectum?"
And i looked at her kind of surprised and i said, 'huh?" she started laughing and said, "stoma, i meant stoma! where did they put your stoma?" I showed her where, she couldn't see it, and she said, "ok i just didnt want to press down on it when i was checking your stomach"

but that was so funny when she asked me where they put my rectum, a simple misspoken word can be so hilarious!

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   Posted 6/5/2011 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sure she laughed about it a few times too after you left the office!
Wife of 64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) & now pain free

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   Posted 6/5/2011 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Too funny! I think I would have answered, "Um... probably in the trash!" tongue
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

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   Posted 6/5/2011 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
That's funny. Made me think of a medical student I saw when I went to the ER a week after I got home from surgery (I had an abscess in the wound I got from taking out my rectum and anus.....). He was kind of nervous, and he asked if he could see my butt wound, and then trying to make me more comfortable said, "I promise I won't do a rectal exam." I laughed .... said I was not at all worried about that, w/no rectum and all..... doubt he'll make that mistake again....

(And then the hospitalization before my surgery, a med student walked in and asked me if I'd moved my bowels that day..... I said he might want to consider skipping that question for people who were in the hospital with colitis and had already moved their bowels ten times by 8 am or whenever!)
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

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   Posted 6/19/2011 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Of course Summer, that would only happen to you!!! I've missed reading your "funnies"!

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   Posted 6/19/2011 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
That is funny! :)
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery 3/22/11, Steps 2 & 3 TBD

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   Posted 6/20/2011 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Summer - any funnies from Disney? :)
CD diagnosed in 1979. Ileo in 1984. No recurrence of CD! Some issues with adhesions still.
Husband diagnosed with ALS March 2008 - taking one day at a time, enjoying our time together.
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