Not a very good week!
Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:43 PM
After I went to the toilet yesterday I noticed blood in the toilet, it was bright red, so the first thing I thought was , haemorrhoids. The bleeding hasn't really stopped and seems to start again if I squat or open my bowels. I am not constipated so I am a bit surprised that all of this has happened.
I went to the doctors and the doctor prescribed suppositories for me to take 3 times a day, to try and shrink the haemorrhoid. It has sort of helped a bit but if I open my bowels, it is back . If these suppositories don't work I will probably need minor surgery
It seems to me that I am having a really bad couple of weeks, I am sick of going to all of the different doctors that I have to see, and it is getting me down. I am fed up of tests and more tests.
I'm sorry I am going on and on I just needed to vent.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:49 PM
I know....don't you sometimes feel like nothing more than a professional patient?
Good for you for staying on top of your health issues though! You don't want to ignore things just because you're tired of being a patient.
All I can say is hang in there baby....
Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:55 PM
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:33 AM
Sorry you are having issues with that and having a bad week. Seems like when it rains it pours.
Hope you heal up and get better fast!!
Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:03 AM
I often wonder how I would be able to go to all these doctors if I was still working! That was always my fear of my employers getting fed up and angry if I had to consistently leave. I live about 1 mile from where I worked and if I had colitis I would tell my employer I left my medicine at home so I could leave and sit in my own bathroom for an hour or so. It's so embarrassing when it happened at work, not to mention the time in the bathroom as opposed to at my desk. I was working through lunch the last six or so months, so that I could just leave a little earlier to go lay down. My boss didn't like that idea, and actually extended my work day shortly before I have to leave on disability!
It is what it is...........
Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:52 AM
Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:25 AM
Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:08 AM
I feel for you too....it can be dreadful we know....not to mention painful as well. Glad you are having it checked, that's a good thing to stay on top of. Good luck!
Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:31 AM
I am so sorry to hear of the trouble you are having. I will be keeping my fingers crossed as you work to get all of this remedied.
Here's hoping for better wellness in the very near future.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:53 PM
I have an update to the terrible week that I have had, you can read it on my recent post "update at A&E:.
Next week it is back to seeing 3 more doctors again .
Thanks everyone for the support, it has been great.