Well, I went to the GI doctor.......
From: Valerie Gates (ibuymed@AOL.COM)
Wed Jul 17 08:26:18 2002
Well, I summoned up all my courage and went to see the
Gastroenterologist. He was a very nice guy and I think things went
pretty well, all things considered. I told my whole story and he didn't
seem to think I was a complete freak!!! :) He thinks my current problem
is more irritable bowel syndrome than adhesion problems. He's putting
me on Amitriptyline at night so maybe I won't get the shakes at night so
badly....and he wants me to take Bentyl on days when I'm feeling really
bad. He's scheduling a CT scan of the abdomen and an Upper GI X-ray.
The questions I have are whether or not the CT will show strictures or
possible bowel obstruction. He said that the results of the CT will
determine whether he wants me on a low fiber diet or on a high fiber
diet. He suggested I stick with the high fiber diet I'm on for the
present. After we were done talking, I thanked him for his advice and
told him that my major goal was to stay out of the Surgeon's office. He
told me that I was probably dreaming and that he expected me to need
surgery again for my adhesions within the year. But....I'm certainly
not planning on visiting one ANY time in the near future!!!
Thanks for all your support and friendship!!! You guys really helped me
be brave and get through yesterday!!! I bragged you up to everyone I
Have a WONDERFUL.....COMFORTABLE Day!!!