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Re: Let there be an end

Postby hopefulbutt » 02 Nov 2014, 14:00

Day 19. And I'm hanging in here but barely. My butt hurts as bad as ever. Every time I bm the abscess/fistula fills up with poo and then puss all day- creating pain and pressure and inflammation all day so much that I can hardly walk let alone sit or even pee without breaking out in a sweat. I'm supposed to go back to my dr in 12 days and return to work in 2. I have no idea how. Even on Percocet I can hardly function. What do I do? Do I call and beg to see her sooner? Do I try and push through it at work or take more time off and risk losing my job? Why am I not getting better? I believe I have a fistula and I don't think I will feel better until I get a seton to start it getting to heal. Or maybe I need more antibiotics??? Sweet Lord! I am running out of options.
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Re: Let there be an end

Postby Alyssa » 02 Nov 2014, 14:17

Hb,

I'm so sorry that you going through this... I would definitely contact the doctor and ask to be seen earlier... And if you can't work, ask for an extension on your job. Can you start by working a couple of hours and see how you do?
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Re: Let there be an end

Postby owmybum » 02 Nov 2014, 15:24

I'm so sorry things are so bad for you. Can you ring crs's office and beg for an appointment sooner?? Ask for a shirt notice cancellation if you live near enough?
If it were me... I would not return to work just yet. Not only do I think you are physically not up to it, I don't think you are strong enough mentally to cope with even more.

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Re: Let there be an end

Postby rockybalboa76 » 03 Nov 2014, 11:55

I agree that you should contact your doctor and request an earlier appointment. Doctors are overwhelmed. Sometimes, you have to be assertive and draw their attention to things they might otherwise overlook. Regarding work, maybe do a search online and look to see what your state labor laws say regarding sick leave. Maybe there's a loop hole there you can use to get more time off. It will get better. There is hope. Don't over think it. Just take action and keep moving forward.
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Re: Let there be an end

Postby Scientist2516 » 03 Nov 2014, 15:14

I'm so sorry, Hopeful.
Nobody should go through what you are dealing with.
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Diltiazem, effective, but caused major rash
Nitroglycerine, effective.
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Re: Let there be an end

Postby hopefulbutt » 03 Nov 2014, 15:42

Day 20. Thank you for all your advice! I called and got an extra week off of work. I also called my crs and explained increase of pain and the poo coming out. I am going under again tomorrow morning. 3 times within one month. This has to get better soon right? I am freakin out!!!!! No bm today and it is magical. So now I feel like an idiot for begging to go back in. But I need only remember how bad yesterday was and how I could hardly walk. I hope that this ain't a mistake- hopefully she sees whatever tha pain is coming from. Am I doing the rigt thing? Fears- 1. my healing fissure is ripped open 2. New hems from going under 3. She cuts more abscess out- the pain! 4. She finds nothing more wrong with me 5. I have a fistula and it's bad. I used to be such a positive person- best outcome- she finds what's wrong, fixes it, and the pain gets better fast.
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Re: Let there be an end

Postby woundedspirit » 03 Nov 2014, 16:42

Praying she finds whats wrong and fixes it. Thinking of you. Hang in there. I know how hard this is.
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Re: Let there be an end

Postby hopefulbutt » 03 Nov 2014, 20:29

Thank you wounded. How are things with you? I'm pretty nervous about tomorrow. Still didn't have a bm today and thought I would try a glycerin suppository to help me go- but I can't get more than the tip in without awful pain- guessing the infection site or fistula opening. So I'm guessing I will poo after surgery tomorrow. Please God let my butt be numb for it. Honestly didn't know things could be more painful than a fissure- but low and behold they can. :verysad:
We are still on our way wounded. One day closer to healing. I keep telling myself that. At this point I may just beg for a colostomy bag tomorrow. I've tried to just focus on my healing for right now and not think about my job, marriage , or people of the church, or the other woman. Feel like the devil has come and chewed me up and spit me out. Things can only look up, right!
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Re: Let there be an end

Postby Savaici » 03 Nov 2014, 20:39

Thinking of you for tomorrow, HB. Much the best thing as you cannot go on with such pain. :smilyhug:
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Re: Let there be an end

Postby Alyssa » 03 Nov 2014, 21:34

Hb,

Wishing you all the best... I hope the doctor finds out what's wrong...
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