Everyone in your family is being so good to you and you don't deserve it?
That's me, slappin' you across the kisser, Beth. Snap out of it! OF COURSE YOU DESERVE IT, darlin'! They love you. The realize you just spent the night in the hospital and are dealing with not one, but two very difficult problems. So knock it off already sayin' you don't deserve some consideration and start milkin' it a bit, would ya, or you'll make the rest of us poor schmucks looks like, well, schmucks.
I am so pleased to read once again that your colitis is behaving itself so much better. Have your protein readings gone down? Thank goodness you have no blood clots. If you're having a lot of edema, does he have you on support hose or is he encouraging you to not sit too long and to keep your legs elevated? I'm unfamiliar with the drug you're taking for your kidneys, but I'm familiar enough with your background to know that I'd be very skeptical of your doctors after the "care" you've gotten from them. And yes, if they don't get this turned around, I WILL COME DOWN THERE AND MAKE THEM REGRET THAT FACT. In the meantime, Old Hat is correct, that they should be working together and I'm glad to see you say they are. If you start to think even for a second that it's time for a second opinion, you run for Burlington or Boston and get yourself a new doc. It's YOUR health, and no one cares about
that one iota as much as you do -- except maybe your mom and dad and your husband (if you have one) or significant other, and maybe your siblings (if you didn't beat them up too many times as your were growing up).
You keep getting better, Beth. And I hope the party for Mom was a good one. I'm sure having you there and out of the hospital made it special for her and the rest of your family.
Sporadic proctitis since about
1985. Mother had J-pouch surgery 1983.
DX'd with clostridium difficile in 2000. Pred, two courses of Flagyl, then Vancomycin finally got rid of it. 2001 colonoscopy dx'd left-sided UC. . Treated with prednisone, Rowasa, Asacol. Asacol not working, switched to Imuran. Three small flares since in 2002, 2005, and 2007, brought under control with steroid and Rowasa enemas. Lap Chole performed October 26, 2007, after gall bladder attack in June, '07.
Daily meds: 100 mg Azathioprine and 225 mg Effexor XR (for chronic, longstanding depression), many vitamins and Primadophilus Reuteri
Post Edited (MitzMN) : 11/11/2007 5:30:07 PM (GMT-7)