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Not doing so good now 02-27-2005 - 09:32 PM
I don't understand what happened. The first four weeks after my surgery everything went well. I basically had no pain and no problems having a bm.I was going 3-4 times a day. YEAH!! I had my post op appt last Tuesday. My dr. said I healed real good, cut down to 100mg colace and stay on the added fiber, then a week later cut out the colace all together. I thought wonderful! I cut down the colace on Thursday and couldn't have a bm Friday. I upped my colace back to 200mg. I didn''t want to get into a strain situation. I couldn't go Sat. either. My abdoman was killing me and felt like menstrual cramps. I couldn't hardly stand the pressure either. I had already took all of the colace and fiber for the day and had drank plenty. I took a BIG dose of M.O.M. and still no results. I lyed in bed a while, but couldn't shake the discomfort. I got up and used a glycerin suppository and was finally able to go after a while. My pain decreased alot. Here it is Sunday night and I haven't been able to go all day again and my abdoman is starting to hurt. I really don't know what to do next.I never would have thought 10 months ago that bm's would be such a big deal. I don't know how long to wait this out to see if it gets better or if I should contact my dr. I have had enough of appts. and dr's and surgeries and tests, etc. All of my dr's have been nice, but I am tired of going to see them.
I will know this week when my tvt will be. It should be within the next couple weeks as a out patient procedure. I was offered biofeedback first, but know I would not follow through with it. I was hoping to get back to work not too much past the 8 weeks my gyn put me out for. With this bowel issue returning just like it was before my surgery I am not sure what in the heck is going to happen with me. It seems like there is always something going on medically since my hyst. I am still experiencing that thumping, gurgling, soreness in my lower left abdominal region. My gyn told me Tuesday he still thinks it is from adhesions. Just what I wanted to hear, although I have been thinking that too.It looks like I may be heading back to the colon rectal surgeon's office to see what is up. I am so tired of this.

jeanette said at 02-27-2005 - 10:01 PM
You may want to try some good 'ole prune juice, if that doesn't work you might need to resort to an enema for some relief. It sounds like you need to stay on the doses of fiber and colace that were working for you. It's amazing how awful we feel when we don't have a BM. I hope you get to feeling better and get back to 'normal'.



cow32323 said at 02-27-2005 - 10:47 PM
prune juice .. mandarin oranges etc

Im not surprised becaus eso many of us get disrupted gut function if we have something like endo or surgery

do take care and check with a doctor . You might need to stay on stool softners until this gets sorted out



jmberg said at 02-28-2005 - 01:39 AM
You may have to ask your doctor, but maybe a glycerin suppository will help you get started. I had to do that when I was constipated following my chemo treatments.

Hope you get things going again so you can feel better. This is so uncomfortable to deal with.





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