Relieved But Still in Pain
Friday, December 13, 2013
I have been having stomach cramps for months now. They hurt like crazy but weren't that often. I would have a bout every couple of days, lasted maybe half an hour and I'd take aspirin and be better. But then they started getting more and more frequent and now in the last two weeks, it is constant. I have been to doctors and more doctors and had tests and more tests, including TWO CT's (EXPENSIVE!), and yesterday I had a colonoscopy that was normal. I have one polyp but even without lab work he was pretty certain it was nothing. So that is a relief. I don't have cancer, but there is something causing this debilitating agony. I take pain pills, I take too many pain pills, and sometimes they don't even help. Plus they constipate me and I sleep all the time. I hate them.
The colonoscopy prep is the worst part of the whole procedure. I couldn't eat all day Wednesday. It helped that I was so sick with the cramps, I had no appetite. I did have a container of Jello towards evenings, but it made my cramps worse, so I didn't finish it. I had also felt really bad Tuesday, so after a very light lunch, I skipped supper, and by the time the colonoscopy was over, I hadn't eaten anything (except for that jello) for two days. My weight is down some, but this is not a good weight-loss plan, believe me. We stopped on the way home at Olive Garden and I had soup and salad. It was delicious! But I couldn't even finish one bowl of salad. That never happens!
The GI doctor thought my markedly weak pelvic floor might be causing my pain. No other doctor has ever said that was a possibility. So Monday I have an appt. with a uro/gyno dr. in Omaha (we have none in Lincoln), I'm hoping I can get some mesh support for those prolapsed organs and that it is indeed the source of my pain and I can get on with my life SOON! Wish me luck!
So I wouldn't recommend stomach cramps as a weight loss method. Even if I eat too much my cramps get worse, so my new motivation for not eating: PAIN. It ain't pretty!!