Re: Words of Wisdom ??Kay
From: toni welsh (email@example.com)
Mon Jun 12 20:45:24 2000
At Sat, 10 Jun 2000, Kay Moran wrote:
>I have been there. I don't know what your insurance situation is, but I would like to suggest at least a 2nd opinion. You shouldn't have to wait till you're throwing up to get the attention of your doctor. If you don't have a GI <gastro-intestinal specialist> get one. If you're already seeing a GI, see another one. Ask #1 or #2 about seeing a nutritionist.
>I know from my own experience that there is available a food replacement that one dissolves in water & drinks like Slim-Fast or Ensure etc... It is absorbed in the first few inches of the small intestine. It was prescribed for me when my colon was leaking & they were trying to rest it. Virtually nothing goes thru. It seems to me that your whole GI tract needs a rest. Find a medical person to ask.
>I'm not in such an extreme now, but I definitely have a partial obstruction. Right now I'm using Slim-Fast & Ensure to try to make sure I'm getting total nutrition while I'm waiting for surgery.
ow do you know you have a partial obstruction
>Before surgery is forced on you by a total bowel obstruction, I recommend that you read thru the forum postings looking for a surgeon who might do laparscopic surgery for you. Bev has had wonderful success with Dr. Reich & Dr. Redan. I know Bev would not mind if you got in touch with her directly.
>There are others. I am going to Dr.Cook, an OB-GYN in New Orleans, & will report back my experiences.
>Kay in WI
Can you tell me please how you know you have a partial obstruction, I
know you throw up when it is total.