Re: Toni-Gina

Thu Oct 28 20:17:38 1999


Denise in Seattle

>----- Original Message -----
From: Gina <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 1999 10:56 AM Subject: Re: Toni-Gina

> Hi Toni,
> 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
> have to?
> 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...
> Hugs,
> Gina
> 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:
> >
> >Gina,
> >
> >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.
> >
> >Toni

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