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Not a very good week!

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I had a colonoscopy about 6 months ago which showed mild diverticulitis in the bowel and also a couple of small haemorrhoids.

 

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 :angry: . If these suppositories don't work I will probably need minor surgery :angry:

 

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.

 

Take care

Celia

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Oh Celia,

 

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....

 

Love ya,


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Ced, I also get tired of going for tests and then the bills keep getting more and more. I try to do as much over the phone with my doctors as I can. I know what you are possibly going through. I was having hemorrhoid problems a few months back and then they cleared up. I started with the bleeding again a couple months ago, but it was different. I went in for another colonoscopy last Monday a week and needed to have some blood vessels cauterized to stop the bleeding. So, if this continues make sure the doctors rectify the problems soon. You can get weak and run down quickly when you are losing unusual amounts of blood. I will be thinking about you. Keep us informed.


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

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(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

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Ced,

 

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!!

 

Karen

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Celia:

 

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! :blink:


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Yes, these bowel issues get so tiring! I'm glad that you are staying on top of your health. I hope it gets better for you soon! I have a appt in a couple weeks with my Rheumatolgest so I will be telling him about my bowel issues. I'm sure he's going to tell me that I need test done. I dread the appt. but I need to get these problems under control.

 

Sadie

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I am so sorry you are having to deal with so much now. It seems like you can take one step forward and then end up taking three steps back. There is nothing worse than feeling down and I know how you feel. You just have to stay on top of this or it will get worse. Once it's all taken care of then you'll feel better. I will keep you in my thoughts and I hope you will start to feel better.

 

Warm hugs,

 

Peggy

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Celia

 

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!


Sending good wishes your way!

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Hi Celia...

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.

 

Huge Hugs,

Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

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Thanks everyone for the replies to my post.

 

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.

 

Take care

Celia

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