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Scott Francis Baker


September 25th, 2005

Man, stabbed several times, drives himself home to call for help so his car wouldn't get towed @ 09:15 pm

The day before prep required for the procedure is terrible, ugh. No more! I'll be so happy when it's all over tomorrow and I can eat again!

On another happier note, Angie, Gabriel and I went to the beach this weekend for Angie's birthday. We had a lot of fun, I wish we could have stayed longer, as Gabe was especially cute down at the beach.
 
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From:txvoodoo
Date:October 1st, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Somehow I ended up on your LJ from SOME link (as one sometimes does on LJ)....just wanted to share some sympathy with you - I had "the procedure" this summer and will agree 100% about the prep. It's EVIL.
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From:muerte
Date:October 3rd, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Ugh don't even remind me, it'll make me sick.
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From:txvoodoo
Date:October 3rd, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry. :( I have to have it AGAIN next month. I'm now nostalgic for the last time, when I didn't know what I had in store!
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From:muerte
Date:October 3rd, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
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What do you have to get another one for?
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From:txvoodoo
Date:October 3rd, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
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2nd opinion doc. I'm unhappy w/ my first doc's treatment suggestions, especially since it turns out I'm allergic to all the meds he gave me, and he recommended I just eat more fiber, but fiber is COUNTERindicated when I'm having a flareup, which is pretty much every week. It's getting really frustrating, because I'm kinda at the point of answering the question "what food makes you flare up?" with the answer of "food. all food". And I've already had *one* rupture, and really fear having another.
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From:muerte
Date:October 3rd, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
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Your colon ruptured? Ouch... what happens then?
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From:txvoodoo
Date:October 3rd, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
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believe it or not, I didn't even know it happened! It was about 2.5 years ago, and I was in HIDEOUS pain. I'd had "stomach issues" for years, but didn't connect this pain to it. I ended up going into the ER, and they decided I had an intestinal flu, and gave me painkillers, fluids, antibiotics and demarol. I was *incredibly* lucky that I didn't end up with peritonitis and die. I think the antibiotics probably saved my life.

This year, I had a hysterectomy for another issue, and while my doc was in there, she found large amounts of scar tissue built up around my colon. The colonoscopy confirmed that I had a rupture in the past, and it healed up on its own. The bad thing is that the scar tissue is further inhibiting proper function there - it's leading to blockages and general ....not-working-ness ;)

My biggest issues with the doc who did the original colonoscopy (beyond the meds issue) is that he seems to be in a setup that kinda reminds me of a churn-shop - they don't want to *fix* people, just keep treating them. Me? I want it FIXED. And since I've had this diagnosed, I've talked about it with family members, and turns out that 4 of us have this condition, and 3 have had a small resection which totally solved the whole problem. Especially since I'm either allergic to most of the meds (especially the anti-spasmodics - 3 of them have given me hives, 1 made my throat close up), and since the meds have a largely sedative effect, and I really don't want to live my life like that! And I'm too young for this nonsense :D

Scott Francis Baker