10.22.2010

Can I catch a break?

Doesn't seem like it.

First of all, I started feeling like crap again on Wednesday. Definitely not to the extent of last weeks pain and vomiting but something has to be going on inside. The pain isn't as horrible as last week but it is still there and gets worse when I eat. Yesterday I was extremely nauseous, throwing up, and had a huge headache. Luckily by the end of the night I was feeling much better and keeping down some soup and lots of fluids.

Then my doctor called me with the results of my MRI. I have quite a few fistula tracts leading to pockets of fluid in my bum, which explains what happened a few months ago when I was having a lot of pain down there. So it is necessary for me to have an outpatient procedure done to place setons (spelling?) in the fistula tracts to ensure that fluid doesn't build up again. From my understanding of it, the seton is like a thread that they place through this tract, thereby ensuring that the tract can drain the pockets of fluid.

So I have a consultation with the surgeon the morning of my colonoscopy to schedule a time to do this thing. I'm not getting too discouraged, however, I can't help but be a little angry. I'd just like a break from all this crap and that doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon.

1 comment:

ostygirl said...

I used to have problems with fistulas and finally had a seton... the surgery itself sucked, but OH MY GOSH the results were wonderful!