Christmas vacation and ulcerative colitis (pretty graphic!!!)
Monday, January 10, 2011
We spend two weeks in Florida and five days in Georgia. Neither of them I could enjoy to the fullest because of my ulcerative colitis.
I had a colonoscopy the week before we went on vacation. The doctor told me that it's only a small inflamation and prescribed me some cortizone foam. Some other doctor prescribed me that stuff for another issue I had and it didn't really work for that so I tried to call the docs office to get him to prescribe me what I got for a flare-up last year. Some Rowasa enemas that helped me very well. I never got to talk to him in person, only to his secretaries. He prescribed me another bottle of the same foam, and they were supposed to last two weeks. Well they didn't. The stuff actually made me bleed more. GREAT! And I still have cramps and the urge to use the bathroom all the time. I tried to get him to fax a new prescribtion to a pharmacy in Florida, but they say he's not allowed to do it. Don't know if it's because it's a military hospital. Anyways, I called past Friday when we were on our way back to Fort Knox. The lady at the reception told me that he's not in his office and that she'll leave him a message and that he'd call me back. Yeah, that didn't happen. I'm going in for an appointment on Thursday and I'm gonna tell him what I think about all of that.
He's actually not the gastroenterologist I've seen since I got to Knox. That guy didn't have any appointments available so I settled with a surgeon. I don't know if he won't prescribe me the Rowasa because he won't let a patient tell him what to do or because he won't give in and do what another doctor would do.
I hope he's gonna give in and prescribe me what I know works and I'll be better soon.