I guess that's the big reason we went through with the surgery... re: Barrett's. I suppose it would be fair to say not having my dad around is always bothering me somehow, albeit subconsciously at times.
Have you noticed a particular food that triggers your diarrhea? I think I had it a good bit early on. Then one night I HAD to pick up my dog who's around 25 lbs. She couldn't get back up the steps after we walked. I dropped to my knees to pick her up because I wasn't about
to do it the traditional way considering my situation w/ the wrap and all even though it was months after surgery. I bring this up because I went to the bathroom LITERALLY ten times that night. I had to pump myself up big time to pick her up.
You also mentioned hydrocodone for another health concern. Personally, when something I would consider 'new' comes along, I can't tell if it really is something new or something related to the surgery. My surgeon said I shouldn't/wouldn't have issues from the surgery this far out. Since I'm a problem patient, they're probably just trying to get rid of me.
I think the nausea makes me feel the worst. I remember when I first started talking to Bill... I had a couple of retching fits when on the phone with him. So often I've wanted to throw up, but I'm just afraid to. I belch ok, which is nice, because some can't.
Over the past couple of days, about
half of what I've eaten has given me heartburn. I gave up soda and candy for Lent, which I was hoping to be able to try again today. I may at least try some Skittles I've had for six weeks or so. hehe. On Friday, I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich which gave me heartburn for hours. That night I snacked on some peanuts and then had some scrambled eggs and an English muffin which worked fine. Yesterday, I had some raisin bran w/ 2% milk that caused the heartburn again. A few hours later I gave a piece of white pizza a try which I think set ok surprisingly. That evening I pretty much had some Triscuit crackers with some of that canned cheese which also seemed to do ok. I think I had a dose of Pepto on Friday which I'm hoping is what caused my stool to be pretty dark yesterday. I had some stool samples reviewed on Friday to detect for blood in which there was none. Before I was getting all this heartburn, it was my stomach that was suffering. The two don't seem to be aggravated simultaneously at any point.
GI Doctor #2, whom I saw on Friday, doubts the wrap has slipped or come undone or anything, but I don't know how he can be so sure. I suppose he knows more than me. My issue with doctors is this: I have a ton of questions, and that leaves them little time to have a lot to say. I imagine they're pissed at me because of something that happened. I needed a new script
for nausea since Zofran doesn't do much. I found it odd he didn't write a script
for the nausea medicine we talked about
, but he did for this VSL 3 supplement (expensive). I went back into the office (I had made it downstairs via elevator) and the lady at the desk said it had been electronically entered. So I get to the pharmacy and it hadn't been called in. I called the office and get transferred to the nurse's voicemail. I hang up and call back because I don't need to talk to the nurse. The woman on the other end explains again she's with patients, yadda yadda, so I just left my name and number, explained the situation again, the woman still doesn't get it, so I just hung up on her. lol
I remember GI Doctor #1 telling me that he wanted to know if my diarrhea persisted, but this was a few months ago. I've not tried the DGL. Doctor #2 wants me to try that VSL 3 and papaya enzymes, both of which are very expensive. My meds were cheaper and I think I had less problems pre-surgery to be quite frank.
I was sorry to hear your wrap has failed. Do you know what you're going to do from here? What led you to believe it failed? Did it still stay in tact, but just wasn't doing what it should? :(
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