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Results on my colonoscopy!


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#1 tngrits

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:46 AM

Well, the results are in on my colonoscopy. The doctor called yesterday to tell me no polyps and no cancer. That's the good news. The bad news is the scleroderma is now rearing its ugly head. I was lucky for 15 years to not have much damage except for my esophagus. The doctor said my small bowel has lost its motility and bacteria is building up and that is what is causing the diarrhea. He has put me on a 14 day treatment of an antibiotic called xifaxan. The hope is that the antibiotic will clear up the bacteria and stop the diarrhea for a while. Guess this will be an ongoing problem. I knew deep down this was the problem but still put me in a "woe is me" mood :crying: . Okay, enough of that. Give me a day or so and I'll be back to normal (whatever that is)!!!!!
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:18 PM

You have had more than your share of bad news. (((hugs)))) I hope that this antibiotic does you so much good that you can't remember what the problem was.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:02 AM

Hi Linda

I hope that the antibiotics work quickly for you & clear up the bowel issues.


Just sending you a bunch of flowers to wish you well.

:flowers:

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:38 AM

Glad to hear you are cancer free! and hopefully the antibiotic will work swiftly.

In some sad way when it is all said and done we are all in it alone, so take care of yourself -

much love

#5 tngrits

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 05:53 AM

Thank you both for your kind words. I am feeling somewhat better about the situation today. The doctors always said that since things were the same for so long they did not expect for me to get worse. I am learning from others on here that sclero can attack at any point. I have to keep reminding myself how lucky I have been all this time. There are so many people that have not been so lucky. I hope the antibiotic works too! Hugs back to you guys.
Linda

#6 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:29 AM

Hello Linda

I am glad the results were tha it's something treatable, sure it's because sclero has been busy again but that's always possible.

Take care.
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