Hello to all,
I am unfortunately joining your ranks as well. I was on active duty with the US air force on duty at Keisler AFB. i was being trained as a ground radio repairman when i came down with a case of food poisoning. I was treated for it and sent back to work the same day, but the symptoms never fully went away. I had been having problems with bolldy stools and gut pain since 1993. I was in the Navy and went to the hospital. They told me it was hemoroidds and sent me back to work as well. I went again in 1999 and got the same response.
about 1 month after I was released from active duty i became so sick i couldn't even get out of bed. i couldn't eat anything vomited and discharged blood and loat about 40 LBS. when i was taken to the emergency room they discovered that not only were my "hemoroids" colitis, but i had become infected with the C-Diff bacteria as well. I was in there for 2 weeks while they stabilized me again and tried to slow down my weight loss (by this time i was 145 LBS).
My Gastro tells me this is the worst case he has ever seen. He also informs me that i have never had hemoroids and the military doctors were way out of bounds. I am still flaring despite treatment and am looking at an involunatry seperation from my national guard unit.
Things are not all bad though. I have managed to go back to school and was able to keep up until the latest flare put me out again. I also have a part-time job now that has flexible hours. can anyone give me advice on how to control the intense pain without taking painkillers?(i am currently on oxycodone and methadone).