Re: high hopes gone>>> Toni, you have choices!

From: toni welsh (
Mon Feb 14 06:47:19 2000

At Sun, 13 Feb 2000, Tara S wrote: >
>I work with a woman who is also a nurse (she works with me at the blood bank
>on weekends, hospital during the week). On her advice (because I've been
>getting worried about nothing else working), I used some enemas (3, to be
>exact, because 1 or 2 never does any good) a few hours ago. A little came
>out - not much, and it was followed by big gobs of mucus (YUCK!!!!). That is
>all I've had in the way of a bowel movement (except for the barium put into
>me last Monday) since the beginning of this month. I'm worried.
>Also, about 4 tiny (I mean TINY!!!) little spots of blood, hardly noticeable
>at all - in fact, you could only see them if you were looking really hard.

That is the same with me Tara, the mucous is disgusting. Don't you just love trying to explain all this. I too, have not really had a bowel movement for about a week now, I just cannot even go anymore without a laxative, and when I do go after a lax, it hurts me even more. I cannot even stand the pain after a laxative anymore, I have to take them tho to go, they have not worked in the past week tho!

They usaully do after 6-7 senkot, and the pain clinic said that is alot of senekot to take all the time. What are we supposed to do to go?

Toni >----Original Message Follows----
>From: "Karen Kaplan" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <>
>Subject: Re: high hopes gone>>> Toni, you have choices!
>Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 17:59:27 -0600
>You are right Tara, laxative dependency is a big problem.
>My PCP says stool softener is ok, and it does seem to help me more than
>Prune juice is also safer than daily, longterm laxatives.
>Mylicon (infant formula) works very well for the gas.
>Aloe Vera juice is supposed to be good for bowel function, but the one time
>i tried it , 6 weeks after hyst,
>it was weird. It felt like after-shave going through me. most of it
>"tingled", felt good. But, at the one spot where the pain was worst, it
>felt like the juice hit a wound - the pain was so bad (and I was taking
>4000mg of enteric coated aspirin a day at that stage), it put me in bed for
>a day.
>And flaxseed oil (health food stores - refrigerator case) is really good for
>bowel function.
>Really makes you wonder what they teach in medical school.
>Best, Karen

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