>>>----- Original Message -----
>From: "marianne bolding" <email@example.com>
>To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
>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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Hello! Millie I have been looking for you today, on MSN! Did you get my email? I have been going to bed pretty early, this heat wave is getting rough!!!
Take care all of you, I have been catching up on reading all your posts, and hope you are all doing okay.