Saturday, May 22, 2010

***TMI ALERT*** My recent GI issues. :(

Now, rather than my pelvic pain being all related to my female organs and endo, I have some severe GI issues going on. It has been miserable to go through. Specifically, with constipation. I have had issues with it on and off for about 20 years... I had seen different specialists over the years, and recently had my 2nd lap, which included removal of endo from rectal tissue. Now I am dealing with SEVERE constipation. I spent 3 days in the hospital last week, and I was released last Saturday. There was about 5 lbs of rock hard stool in me and it took them 3 days to get me to pass it. :( Now I am taking Miralax drinks, Senna, stool softeners and fiber supplements. I feel so exhausted because I am having intermittent diarrhea, but the doctors don't want me to let up yet. When I go #2 it is SO PAINFUL even if it's "loose." It sucks- I start shaking and sweating and I have to push forever no matter how much and how soft or hard it is. Sorry for all the yucky details, but I am so embarrassed and IN SO MUCH PAIN. Now the docs don't know if it is more endo or an inflammatory bowel disease such as Chron's. We have to wait a little longer to check because everything is so inflamed. I feel like I'm in hell. :( In the next two weeks or so I will see a GI specialist who will be able to help sort this out. My body is such a mess and now I am constantly obsessing over when I last "went" and when I will "go" again. UGH. I just want to be well again.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, KD, this sounds terrible. I was just having gas and a little constipation this past week and was complaining a lot just with that. And it was nothing compared to what you've gone through.

    Have you looked into acupuncture at all? Acupuncturists/chinese doctors focus a ton on digestive issues because they believe having a good digestive system is key to good health in general. Like I said, I was having bloating and gas all week--like things were just stuck inside my gut that needed to get out. And then I went to my acupuncture appointment yesterday. My acupuncturist stuck a needle in one particular spot in my abdomen and immediately I felt things starting to move around in there. It was crazy! And the bloating and gas are completely gone today. I've also been way more regular than ever before since starting acupuncture and herbs, which is very nice.

    Anyway, I really hope everything "comes out" quickly and you get back to normal!