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Re: Owmybum s flap diary

Postby asdf123456 » 15 Aug 2014, 21:35

I know what you mean with everything revolving around your butt, especially with company over... Hopefully you're out of the woods soon.

If you do decide to start taking oral antibiotics, you should make sure to take the entire 10 day+ course of medication unless Dr. W Oks you to quit. Stopping halfway through if you are feeling better can let bacteria in your body develop immunity and return. Also, whats the name of the antibiotic? Some antibiotics that target your GI tract can give you wicked diarrhea; you can google "antibiotic associated diarrhea" to see some info about it. I only know from experience from a few months ago when I thought I was really sick after taking an antibiotic called flagyl- I've since read of others with the same experience. I read that if you take some probiotics and/or yogurt it can help restore the normal flora that are suppose to live in our bellies. -just a thought.
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Re: Owmybum s flap diary

Postby owmybum » 16 Aug 2014, 07:00

Thanks asdf..... Things look quite scabby down there today, so I've just started to take them. They are called flucloxacillin. The leaflet says they can cause diorrhea and nausea. I'm getting some Yakult to take with them. X

I feel sore and itchy today.
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Re: Owmybum s flap diary

Postby owmybum » 17 Aug 2014, 03:44

Well, the sore patch stings like hell when I had my morning bm. I'd say it was the worst it's been. I just don't know what is wrong. I just hope these antibiotics start to kick in and heal it. It feels like someone has literally poured acid on my bum hole. I just feel like I'm getting worse, not better.
Mr w still didn't reply to my email. Aarg!! :evil:

GIVE ME A BREAK ! :pray:
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Re: Owmybum s flap diary

Postby Apes » 17 Aug 2014, 07:22

OMB, so sorry you are not doing well. It's probably time to insist you speak with mr. W
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Re: Owmybum s flap diary

Postby asdf123456 » 17 Aug 2014, 11:01

Sorry OMB. I would say Mr. W won't be replying to your email until office hours tomorrow. I would immediately call his emergency line- he might tell you based on your pain to have it looked at in the ER or to come to his office first thing tomorrow morning. If you catch infections early, I think they can drain them in the office to relieve the pain.
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Re: Owmybum s flap diary

Postby Rachael 1984 » 17 Aug 2014, 12:14

Hi OMB,
Im sorry there are problems.... I echo what the others say, I think you need to speak to Mr W ASAP. Ring his secretary as soon as you can... Xxxxx
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Re: Owmybum s flap diary

Postby richibeno » 17 Aug 2014, 13:00

Thinking of you omb '
If you could may be jump the que and see him in Harley st
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Re: Owmybum s flap diary

Postby owmybum » 17 Aug 2014, 13:37

It's not that easy to see him I'm afraid... I don't think my bum would take the journey up to London!
I will phone his secretary tomorrow and request he, or another crs call me back.
It looks like a sore scab... That hasn't got a scab on IYKWIM. It's really stingy. It is right at the entrance of my anus, directly under where the fissure was located, which makes me think it is either the "freshened up fissure " that's infected, or where it was stitched along the bottom.
I don't think it's plausible that it's a stitch poking into it, as the stitch is no longer visible.... Although it could have started it all!

Any ideas anyone?
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Re: Owmybum s flap diary

Postby asdf123456 » 17 Aug 2014, 16:41

In the US doctors typically have emergency contact numbers for after hours calls. Is that not the case in the UK? If not, can you call a local clinic or ER to have them just take a look? Ideally Dr. W should do the exam, but if the pain is so severe that you can't even drive to see him, I would go to ER, personally. If you phone his office tomorrow could you get in as an emergency visit? I think it is very important that a CRS looks at it to see if that lump is infected as soon as possible.
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Re: Owmybum s flap diary

Postby Ever the Optimist » 18 Aug 2014, 11:31

Hi OMB, xx
So sorry to read about your sore patch and hoping you are a little further forward today??
Be careful with the antibiotics they've given you too....I was given them for my Fistula and they gave me the most chronic diarrhoea. I had to stop taking them because the amount of times I was pooping was making things even more sore! (not to alarm you - just be aware, there are others if you get the same issue that are better)......I remembered them as soon as I saw the name "flucloxacillin" - !! Are you able to use an icepack on the area for temporary relief??
I'd say if you can't get into the CRS, can you do an emergency trip to your GP for now?? They aren't always great at diagnosing the bum stuff but in my experience, good in helping out with the after-care.
Sending you the biggest hug & hoping it will be better soon..........
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