Re: impacted colon

From: Millie (
Sat Mar 3 20:12:06 2001

This Wednesday, I am going to an internist. My friend recommended him, and my father -in - law goes to him and likes him. You're right. For every door they slam in our faces, another one will open to welcome us!! I am still waiting to see if they send me the whole stack of medical records, or just what they want me to have. I requested the whole works, so we'll see what they try to pull. You are in my prayers,too. Millie

>----- Original Message -----
From: "Browkenwing" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 10:02 PM Subject: Re: impacted colon

> Millie,I understand feeling hopeless and being brushed off
> by Drs. because I have been going through that for years now
> but I started going to a new family Dr last week and he actually
> listened to what my husband and I have to say. I
> don't know how things will continue to go with this DR.
> because God knows I have been disappointed over and over
> again but I mustered up a little bit of faith to keep me going back.
> Will see I go back to him on Monday he might
> not be as nice after he gets my huge stack of medical records.My sister
> reminded me the other day when I was nervous about going to another DR.
> That For every door that
> closes another one opens! Please hang in there! You are in
> At Sat, 3 Mar 2001, Millie wrote:
> >
> >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
> >>
> --
> ~Brokenwing~

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