Re: impacted colon

From: Millie (
Sat Mar 3 19:17:22 2001

Toni, Hi. I hope you are feeling much better tonight. What kind of laxative did they tell you to take? I am afraid to touch anything when I have abdominal pain. I couldn't believe how the ob/gyn basically brushed me off yesterday. I told her I haven't had one pain free day, nor have I had a decent bm since about Feb.3. I get the impression it's like..."the damage is done. I won't order any tests to see if your bowel is being pulled out of shape by adhesions. You need pain management. I don't care if you only weigh 100 lbs. " She gave me the general impression, but not in many words. I asked the secretary if she scheduled another appt. for me, andI was told she didn't. So I take that as a write-off. My husband is not happy at all. He said he didn't want to open his mouth to get in trouble, so he just took in what she said. He said he thinks either something happened during the TAH, and that may be why she is brushing me off. Now to find another Dr. Toni, I feel hopeless again right now. I feel that now I'm left like this, that she doesn't want to be bothered. Please keep in touch. Love, Millie

>----- Original Message -----
From: "toni welsh" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 4:25 PM Subject: Re: impacted colon

> At Sat, 3 Mar 2001, Millie wrote:
> >
> >Toni,
> >When I went to the e.r. of the hospital where I had the TAH done, the
e.r. > >Dr. showed me my xrays. He said there was a clump of stool in the lower
> >colon. He gave me 30 cc of milk of mag, a Fleets enema, which never do
work > >for me, and a Dulcolax suppository. I didn't get much reults. I tried to
> >tell the ob/gyn who did my surgery that I'm having more troubles moving
my > >bowels, but it's like I've been written off. I saw her yesterday, and I
> >told her I feel the adhesions are back, because of the steady pain,
> >pressure, and the fact I can't eat much. It feels as if nothing wants to
> >pass thru. She said it could be adhesions, but she didn't think so. I
told > >her I'm worse after over a month, instead of improving. She told me I
look > >much betr since the surgery. I told her looks are deceiving, and 'm worse
> >since the surgery. I asked her if she could order tests like the barium
> >test, or a CAT scan to see if anything is bocking off. She didn't want to
be > >bothered, I guess. I was told they did all the tests before. I
told > >her yes, but that was months before the TAH. I might as well have talked
to > >the wall. I have no urge to go since the surgery. I told her the last
decent > >bm I had was on Fe.3. I told her the bm I had last Thursday was little
more > >than pencil thin. I guess the damage is done, so I'm writen off.What did
> >they tell you to take for the impacted colon? Did they see that on a
regular > >plain film xray?
> >Millie

>> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "toni welsh" <>
> >To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
> ><>
> >Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 3:16 PM
> >Subject: impacted colon
> >
> >> has anyone been told their colon is impacted? my gi dr said that is
what > >> has been causing my diarreha. it has been an awful week!
> >>
> >> toni
> >>
> Millie,
> They did a flat exray, and 2 on ech standing, they said to take Fleet
> enemas, and they did not work, aas usaual, and to take a laxative
> tonight. I was okay last night but I did not eat hardly at all. I went
> to flea market with my husband today to try to help, and it is a long
> drive, and I ate a small roll, and withi an hour the cramps were so bad
> I told him I could not even move. I walked to the restroom, I am not
> used to going in a public restroom, as I do not go that much, untill
> this week, and we had to come home. I will be easy tonight I will eat
> some soup, I ahve suffered all week with this, like I said I am not used
> to diarreha, and I want the bowel movements to be normaal.
> I guess I will not feel real good til I get this moving, but I was told
> I have to to avoid an obstuction.
> Love,
> Toni

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