I hope and pray that my Chiari family here is doing well and having a decent day today. Also an early HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YA ALL!!!!
Since late August I have been dealing with lower stomache pain , wt loss, and intermittent vomiting.
Ended up in mid Sept at the ER where they did a CT scan and said it was Colitis and sent me home with anti biotics..and was told to see my primary ASAP..which I did....she sent me for a follow-up CT to see if the colitis had gone...come to find out ..by comparing the 2 CT's the colitis was so mild it should not have been such an issue.
Was then referred to a GI doctor who did a colonoscopy....came out fine..then the endoscopy..again..no findings.
The GI doc is a real gentleman and truly cares for his patients, in my opinion. He asked me about adhesions after the colonoscopy...I grinned and said something like.."YES..I had a pretty bad case 8 yrs ago and had them removed and was fine since ..until recently.
He then made an appt with a well respected general surgeon....the surgeon told me that "Adhesions do not cause pain." He told me "As quickly as these symptoms come..they go"...I was thinking...I can see a week or 2 ..but not mths!!
GI admitted to the hospital this past Wed for pain control and , as he put it...."TO get things movong quickly" as far as consults...One GYN was so honest..."this is not in my skill set..this is a delicate surgery"...then the same surgeon came in and said "The risk outweighs the benefits"..Throught my stay there my GI doc came in x2 daily to see how I was hanging in there..on Saturday b4 I was D/C'd he came in and said something like.."Don't worry, I have your back....call me on Monday at the office and I will have you set up to see a specialist in Rochester..Strong Memorial"..
He is a man of his word for sure....come Monday morn I callled and an appt had already been made and all my reports have been faxed to him....Only wish the appt was sooner...not til Dec 7th....but in reality that is not too far away..plus my GI asked for me to be put on the cancellation list.
Now gang..this is where I need input...I feel overwhelmed and just flat out down...basically home bound...fear of driving while on heavy pain meds, I look like a bag lady, I cry if anyone says anything nice to me..I feel like a fool and a loser...I say loser b/c there is ALWAYS something wrong with me. I find myself saying "I'm sorry" to everyone I speak too.I have nothing to add to any converstion for the most part...so, I am isolating myself...which only adds to my lonliness.
Trying to snap out of this is hard..due to the pain .Any advice on how to 'snap out of it' I say snap out of it with tongue and cheek..as we all know...there are times when that just cannot be done!!!
But any tips on this and also advice on telling my family that I need help around this house...the house was so filthy when I got home from the hospital..I was so hurt inside....
Ok....sorry ..this was way too long......sorry gang!!!