The Waiting Game

Waiting for answers is frustrating. cat_toiletΒ Having a body that refuses to cooperate is maddening. As I mentioned in a prior post, I have been slammed with some nasty digestive issues lately and shared my symptoms and concerns with my doctor last Friday. Β Hopefully I will have some answers as well as a solution as soon as all my tests are done. Β Finishing the tests is the tricky part. Β The first was a blood test that I was able to have done before leaving the medical center. Β The second test that has yet to be done, is an ultrasound. Β While I wait for that appointment I am waiting for my body to cooperate for the third test, a stool sample.

Providing my doctor with a stool sample shouldn’t be so hard, especially since diarrhea was one of my complaints, yet it is beginning to feel like an impossible mission. Β As I expected my body wasn’t ready to fulfill its duty before leaving the medical center, so the lab sent me home with a container, plastic bag, instructions to put my sample on ice, and to return it to the lab within TWO hours. Β Two hours???!!! Β Normally my bowel movements are very regular, but since this belly issue began I have no idea when one will happen. Β Trying to coordinate my bowel movement with the hours after my husband arrives home from work and the lab’s hours has proven to be extremely complicated.

I was taking the medication my doctor prescribed for the first four days. Β My pain, diarrhea, and nausea increased. Β Realizing that the medication was the cause for my feeling worse I stopped taking it. Β My pain is now back to what it was before my doctor appointment with one exception. Β Instead of Β suffering with exploding diarrhea I am constipated.

Prior to my appointment I had all the symptoms that I shared above along with having my belly swell to the size of being nine months pregnant. Β It was uncomfortable and there was some pain, but it was more of a soreness than a pain. Β The medication added sharp pain and the feeling/sensation of having a litter of alien babies trying to claw their way out of my belly. Β The alien baby sensation has stayed since stopping my medication, but it feels like they are just moving around instead of trying to claw their way out. Β All this while waiting to poo. Β My husband and I have been joking that instead of being on baby watch we are on poo patrol. Β He is just waiting for me to call him at work to tell him that it’s time.

In the meantime I am uncomfortable, my belly is sore, and I just want this to be over with. Β Yet because I have discovered yet another medication that my body won’t tolerate I wonder if I will ever get any relief. Β Anyways, wish me luck! Β I need to poo and I need to do it within a specific time frame. Β Why do simple things have to be so complicated?

Gentle Hugs,

The Disabled Diva

 

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Chronic pain from psoriasis, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, endometriosis, adhesions, coccydynia, and costochondritis has plagued me for 20 years. Failed by pharmaceutical medications, I began addressing it with natural and alternative remedies. That's when my life returned.

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