From: toni welsh (email@example.com)
Thu Oct 28 13:51:42 1999
At Thu, 28 Oct 1999, Gina wrote:
>You're welcome. I am new to this web support and I know I would be
>certifiably insane today if I hadn't found the support here. I just try
>to give away what I get in the way of love, encouragement, and help. I
>also don't like to see people suffer needlessly so if I can help I will.
>I can imagine your embarassment and pain in the bingo situation. I have
>been there done that too. Only I would not have been able to "hold it".
>She would have had to pull over at a gas station immediately. I had
>meds for it, to relax my colon, but they rarely ever worked once an
>attack came on. The meds were more for prevention.
>It is easier for those who love us and watch us suffer, if we can
>verbalize what we need from them, what they can do, etc. Like asking
>for a hug, or a back rub, or just to listen. It makes them feel useful
>and gives them something concrete to do that they know is helping. I'm
>pretty sure my hubby is tired of hearing about my BM's or lack of, LOL
>But he always listens.
>It sounds like the pain you were having that night was from trapped gas.
>I have gone to the hospital (real embarassing) for trapped gas because
>the pain was just so intense I was convinced I was dying. A real good
>"gas pass" gave instant relief and I felt embarassed! You know, these
>days I pass gas any time I feel like it, no matter where I am. I know
>it's gross or socially unacceptable, but I just apologize. My friends
>know it hurts me to hold it in, and they just laugh with me--I am a
>great fan of laughing at myself and the situations my body gets me into!
>I have to laugh. Nothing else I can do, so why be miserable unless I
>I think I was the one who posted about the trazadone. I use that for
>sleep, have been for 3 years now and it worked great. Now since my last
>surgery where they took my ovaries, and I lost my hormone production,
>the trazadone doesn't work anymore :-( So I'm seeking alternatives. Must
>be something about the change in hormones that reversed the action of
>the drug. Sigh...
>PS: Feel free to email me privately to continue this conversation. I'm
>afraid we're probably boring everyone else? LOL
>At Wed, 27 Oct 1999, toni welsh wrote:
>>Thankyou so much for your caring, I have been trying so hard to
>>understand the bowel problems I have to live with now. Last night I
>>decided to go to bingo and a friend picked me up, and she is nota close
>>friend, and while we were on our way I started to get severe cramping in
>>the lower pelvis, and we were almost there I said nothing, I had not
>>known her tat long and I felt like an idiot to say anything I kept
>>talking my way not to let this get to me, and hopefully it was not going
>>to be a IBS attack at bingo. I will hold it when that happens if
>>possible, and wait til I get home. It did go away, but the small
>>cramping didn't, just felt sore again. I told my husband and I too have
>>been having trouble getting deep breaths not smoking, I have ativan
>>there, and for the first time in a long time, I took one, felt like my
>>heart was going to jump out of my chest. I have not told him about the
>>breating, you get tired of complaining. I know this is all playing a
>>toll on my nerves, too.
>>I went to bed, and I turned the world series on and laid for awhile on
>>back, and it hurt some and went I turned over,the left side hurt bad,
>>and usually it is the right, I was quite uncomfortable, and I need to
>>talk to m husband, and I feellike he my be tired of me. He sys he is
>>not, he says he is just worried and he does not know what to do for me.
>>After a small amt of gas came out finally, I did fall asleep, I hate the
>>fact my bowels are running my life.
>>I di win 100.00, so I made up my mind I am getting done here, and going
>>shopping for awhile, I am going to drive to a bigger mall, and try to
>>have some fun. Looking for winter clothes, and a new electric skillet.
>>My sons girlfriend is coming for dinner, and I have to take care of y
>>handicapped sister for dad. o I will have a BUSY day. I will talk to
>>you all later I hope. And Gina, thank you so much for caring.
>>To the other girl that posted about not sleeping, I would go nuts
>>without Trazadone, they increased it to 100 mgs before it helped me
>>sleep. Did you ask about Elavil, that was pretty sedating too, I took
>>it for awhile.
Beginning to eel like long lost friends, I will email you when the time
lets me, I have been feeling so bad, I need to check in with my gyn(
surgeon) and see if i can talk to him and the general surgeon, I have
not been straight up with my gyn lately, he always tells me I look
great, not today, if he could see me now! Toni
trazadone is starting to let me down now! Alittle!