My name is Jill and I’m a 46 year old single Canadian mom with 3 awesome kids. I have had Ulcerative Colitis for six years. My father had it and has a complete removal of colon. He started with an outside bag and now has an inside pouch. I’m super active and busy and DON’T have time for this damn thing!
I’m in the midst of the worst flare I’ve had. I’m on salofalk, asacol, and cortifoam but none of it is working. The GI doctor has asked me to come tomorrow and get admitted to hospital. Sounds like I have the same symptoms as everyone else here. Bloody mucous-y stools. Probably 15 – 20 a day. My pain gets worse throughout the course of the day. My head pretty much controls what I eat. It’s funny – it’s almost like it knows what is going to hurt. I cut up a beautiful pineapple and quickly realized I could not put it in my mouth! I’ve lost 16 pounds since this flare started.
Off to the Hospital
What can I expect? What do they do when you go in to hospital and how long have you stayed?
I hate the thought of leaving my kids for any length of time, but due to the magic of the internet, I guess I can keep working from my hospital bed! Any advice???
And my doctor is also my friend.
Can’t wait for him to get all up in there again
My kids are worried – teenage boys don’t generally like to believe there is anything wrong with their parent, so they’ve been good about simply telling me to stop talking about my butt, but now they are faced with the fact I’m actually sick enough to be admitted to hospital, they are less cocky!
For the first time, this time, I am sore all over. My neck, legs, arms everything. Has anyone else experienced that? I feel like i have the flu all the time.
And here’s the grossest question ever -
any suggestions as to how to collect
the stupid stool samples for the doctor
when what I am trying to collect
is as viscous and watery as it could possibly be?
Thanks Lab guys for putting a spoon/fork utensil in that bottle – that’s really going to come in handy, NOT! How about a straw?
I haven’t spoken to my Dad much about this since he’s been down this road and had numerous surgeries, I really don’t want to make him nervous. He always sounds so guilty, like it was his fault I got it. I feel awful when he sounds that way. They live in a different province from me, so chances are I can get in and out of hospital without telling them I was being treated. Good idea, or stupid one? I’d actually appreciate some feedback on that.
written by Jill
submitted in the Colitis Venting Area