It is so sad in a country like ours that insurance or lack thereof is such a bottom line and interferes with important health decisions. It is easy to say get immediate medical attention and you definitely do need it for sure but I can sympathize with the worry about
the financial end of things too. I hope you can get the help you need and it all works out for you. Definitely get signed up on your husband's insurance as their may be a "waiting period" you may need to go through as well.
All the advice above is great....my husband was in so much pain and a lot of what you are describing that I couldn't stand it any longer and insisted he go to the ER. He was admitted and kept for 5 1/2 days. Needed IVs and almost 3 units of blood. He was given pain medication in the IVs to quiet things down and slowed down the colon too and the frequency and urgency was a lot less. He was put on a pain management program and is still on it. He is starting to show signs that we should be able to think about
tapering off the pain medications -- these meds seem to work very well for him - he is not in a stupor and "out of it" as they are timed released. I am not happy that he is still on them but it has made the difference in him getting his life back.
He sees his local GI tomorrow and the Mayo Clinic again on 11/19th which I am sure may want to start to get him off these pain meds and see how things go from there.
I hope you can get some relief fast. I'll be praying for you.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran 15 mg prednisone & tapering, 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enemas AM & PM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month