Well I'm glad you're a little better Gin, but I wish you were a lot better. I've had a blockage but I think it was from swelling, not strictures. When I go on liquids only, I usually get better within 3 or 4 days. Do you have a juicer so you can add the juice of greens and things to your diet? I'm seriously considering getting one.
I hope you don't have to go to the hospital but I'm glad to read that you will if you don't continue to improve. Good luck. ((((Gin))))View Thread
I'm really sorry you're doing so badly and I wish there was something I could do to help. I know how pain can wear you down, I've lived with it since 1986. I hope the water therapy helps as much as it helped me when I needed it and I hope the docs can give you some real relief, at least for a while.
I don't know how the enema could have made anything worse unless the nozzle was inserted too far and I really doubt that you did that.
Take care of yourself. I know it's important to limit the stress in your family but don't push it too far, you being in pain and not getting relief can cause stress for your kids too.
I quit quite a few yrs ago and it helped me to understand the nature of my addiction, hopefully it will help you too. I asked a few doctors what the half-life of nicotine is and I was told that all of the nicotine is out of a persons system in 2 or 3 days. This means that all of the neural cravings are over in 2 or 3 days.
My research into what caused the intense cravings that seemed to go on forever lead me to understand that it is a behavioral addiction. Each of us has proved that we are capable of a behavior addiction early in life, it's called weaning. There is absolutely nothing in milk (mother's or otherwise) that is addictive yet during weaning we display the symptoms and behavior of addiction withdrawal.
Once I got over my dislike of this information, I started a 2 part program to quit.
1. I made it inconvenient to smoke. I only smoked outside, regardless of the weather, and I did not create a comfortable area outside to smoke in. I also did not allow any smoking litter and cleaned up what I found in the area while smoking.
2. I began replacing the smoking behavior with another behavior. I found that chewing gum was a pretty good replacement activity for me and I only chewed sugarless antiplaque gum so I would be replacing an unhealthy activity with a healthy one.
It took me a few months to reach zero cigarettes a day but it did work. I did use nicotine gum for about 2 weeks when I completely stopped.
I hope this helps. Good luck finding what works for you.View Thread
Gin, if it's not what Louise was talking about, then I agree with Hannah, you should talk to your doc. You know your docs best so go to your GI, PCP or Gyno, which ever is the most likely to take you seriously, find the problem and start treatment. Be sure to let us know how it turns out, OK?View Thread
Hi Kitten, I read your profile and it certainly sounds to me like you have Crohn's. I take Pentasa and Entocort and it has been working well for me for almost 4 yrs. I was taking 4g (4000mg) of Pentasa a day until recently when my GI cut me to 3g a day. It took me a little over a month to adjust to the lower dosage but I seem to be stabilizing now. Welcome, and if you have any questions or just want to vent, that's what were here for.View Thread
Thank you for your responses. In my case it isn't muscle related as it doesn't happen if I get diarrhea from the flue, only when I'm flaring. It certainly would be nice to reduce, if not eliminate, this.View Thread
Your surgeon or the hospital should have discussed this with you. I haven't had a resection yet so I can't speak from experience but from other surgeries I've had, once the doctor clears you to eat, they tend to start with a liquid diet to see how that goes. Are you still in the hospital Julie?View Thread