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Unread 01-29-2004, 09:13 PM
Rescheduled my surgery for 2/11/04

Just heard from my gyn's office today, I'm rescheduled for Feb. 11th. I'm just happy I won't have a long wait...I don't know if I could STAND a long wait. My IBS is absolutely torture right now, and my belly feels like a 50lb. backpack strapped to my front. I'm SO ready for this surgery!
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Unread 01-30-2004, 12:12 AM
Rescheduled my surgery for 2/11/04

I am confused as to why you are having surgery, all you mentioned was IBS. Do you have any probems with your uterus.

If not, I don't understand why you are seeing a gyn and why you are having this surgery done. I would imagine for IBS you should consult a bowel specialist who specialises in this.

Personally, I would be concerned if a gyn operated because of IBS and perhaps it would be in your best interest to seek another opinion or better still see someone who speciaists in gastro/bowel.
Unread 01-30-2004, 01:02 AM
Rescheduled my surgery for 2/11/04

My IBS isn't the only problem -- it's just what happens to be bothering me the most at the moment. I've been diagnosed with Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, fibroids, and endometriosis, and my gyno suspects adenomyosis as well. Endometrial tissue attached to the bowels can cause irritable bowel syndrome, and I'm praying fervently that my bowel symptoms -- along with the pelvic pain, bleeding, hugely swelled belly, sciatic pain, and general fatigue will get better with time as I heal from my surgery.

At the moment, whenever I eat, my bowels kick in with excruciating cramps and diarheaa, and the fits may end up sending me to the bathroom in tears 3 or 4 times...and usually clear up just in time for me to eat my next meal, whereupon the whole cycle repeats itself.

I'm just in so much pain and so incapacitated by it right now that it's foremost in my mind when I think about what I hope to get out of my surgery -- hopefully after my gyn has cleaned as much of the endo off my bowels as she can, I'll have something of a more normal life. Right now I can't leave the house, it's so bad.

Edited to add that I have seen a gastro specialist, had a colonoscopy, and he was pretty much the most singularly unhelpful doc I've ever been to. He Dx'ed me with IBS and gave some meds that did not help -- his words were "You really shouldn't bother to take them if you're at home anyway -- you're right there near the toilet. Just try to learn to live with it." I asked about pain relief, and he seemed to think I wasn't in pain, just a hysterical woman complaining. He's an idiot, and I have not been back to him. :burning:
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Unread 02-10-2004, 10:14 PM
Rescheduled my surgery for 2/11/04

Sorry I haven't replied earlier, and I am sorry about the harsh tone of my reply in my previous message.

I was worried for you. It sounds like you have a real mess inside and I can relate to the bowel problems linking in with the endo/bleeding thing as well.

From my part it has helped my bowel. I still get some discomfort but the lower back pain has pretty much gone.

Again I apologise for sounding harsh without knowing all the facts of your condition(s).

I do hope you find relief in this - isn't it amazing how unhelpful some doctors can be, sometimes you just want to slap them!

Good luck

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