>----- Original Message -----
From: "marianne bolding" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 12:31 AM Subject: Re: I don't know
> Millie, they forewarned me about the intestine drying
> up and drinking lots of water...which I did...probably
> why it's moving so well (too well), huh? The poor
> doctor "boy" (27 yrs. old) kept screwing up my
> x-rays...he kept telling me I needed to drink more
> barium and he was sorry that he couldn't get it right.
> Then the doc didn't show up for the live images...so
> he had to take different tests to
> compensate...drinking more barium as they did the
> x-rays...so they could watch it as I swallowed. I
> ended up with two cups by the time it was done. And
> since I burped I had to take two of those gas crystal
> packets. He was so young. On the brite side he smelt
> good. (cute, too). Thanks for your e-mail. The
> nausea has passed...so, that helps. Love ya, Marianne
> P.S. My husband tried to make up for yesterday and
> the dinner situation...so he went to get baked
> chicken...came back with kentucky fried chicken loaded
> with grease.....and a 2-liter of pepsi. ????????????
> I don't think he gets my change of diet...do you?
> LOL I appreciated his effort and wasn't
> angry...peeled off the skin and crunchy stuff, and
> wiped the grease off with a paper towel. In this
> house...if you want something done (and done right)
> you have to do it yourself.
> --- Millie <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I also had the upper G.I. series with small bowel
> > follow-through. I even
> > had a little diarrhea before the test was over.
> > Then when I got home, I had the worst case of
> > constipation, ever!!! I had
> > to take a good-sized amount of milk of mag to get
> > things moving, and even
> > then, I had problems!!
> > As for those 'friends,' they aren't true
> > friends...just acquaintances. I
> > have gone through that,too. Being treated as if I
> > had Bubonic Plague, or
> > some other deadly disease.
> > Then when people constantly tell me how thin I am...
> > as IF I cannot see that for myself!! I get very
> > depressed,too. Many times,
> > very resentful,too.
> > I get those huge acne 'golf balls' on my face,too,
> > and they are SO painful,
> > (as if adhesions aren't enough.)
> > You're not alone!! They usually tell you to drink
> > a LOT of water or juice
> > to flush out the barium. It can harden and give you
> > real problems if you
> > don't.
> > Feel better!!
> > Millie
>> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "marianne bolding" <email@example.com>
> > To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 3:42 PM
> > Subject: I don't know
> > > Well, I had an upper GI done yesterday. Talk
> > about
> > > nasty barrium stuff...bluck. Completely
> > dehydrated my
> > > body...and today I have a stomach ache along with
> > > "pure" white diarrhea. I assume this is the
> > barrium
> > > trying to get out of my symptom. Anyone been
> > there?
> > > I'm going to reach out for a moment here...Ever
> > since
> > > diagnosis and surgeory I seem to be declining into
> > a
> > > serious mode of depression. Like "Post surgical
> > > trauma/stress" or something. I don't know...it
> > just
> > > seems that I've had to change everything in my
> > life.
> > > The way I eat, how I exert myself, eating or just
> > > being in public due to gas, friends you thought
> > were
> > > friends---but they left you standing alone when
> > you
> > > needed support (family, too), the clothes I wear
> > > (excessive bloating), my job and how they handled
> > the
> > > whole situation with me being out of work (moving
> > my
> > > office while I was out, losing my personal
> > pictures
> > > and properties, threatening to fire me if I didn't
> > > recupe quick enough for them-even with doctors
> > > documents), my relationship-I was telling my
> > husband
> > > last night I need more help and support mentally
> > and
> > > physically...he said "Huh?" (He was watching a
> > > baseball game)...repeated myself and he said,
> > "It'll
> > > get better."...then started yelling at the ump on
> > t.v.
> > > He didn't get I needed to talk. When I told him
> > I
> > > needed it desperately...he said "I'm just so
> > tired."
> > > (He's always tired..or busy...or just selfish). I
> > > told him in advance, I wouldn't probably feel well
> > > after GI, I wasn't allowed to eat or even drink
> > all
> > > day yesterday before the test (and it hit 105 in
> > > Tucson), I had only barrium in my stomach and that
> > I
> > > needed him to take care of our dinner for the
> > first
> > > time in 2 months. He said sure no prob. But,
> > when
> > > the day rolled around...he left it in my lap
> > again. I
> > > resent the fact I've been so supportive to all
> > these
> > > people when they needed it...but, noone can seem
> > to
> > > turn the tables back for me. My whole outlook on
> > > people and life is changing. I don't
> > know...thanks
> > > for letting me share. And to not "thoroughly
> > depress"
> > > anyone else out there by my whiny letter...How
> > many
> > > cups of coffee can I drink to make my stool turn
> > "not
> > > white"? LOL and Don't you hate the pimples that
> > are
> > > under the skin...no whitehead so you can't squeeze
> > > them...but, they hurt like a you know what! LOL
> > > Pain-free days to all. My love, Marianne B.
> > >
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