There it goes again
Tuesday September 04th 2012, 10:30 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare

There. No question. No real surprise after the bellyaching of the last two weeks.

My gastroenterologist is on sabbatical till the end of the month. Of course. The new nurse I talked to–well, she tried. After I described the problem re diagnosis of blood hitting air and oxidizing, and this morning there being absolutely no question but it was difficult to gauge volume for that reason…she stopped me with, Did you have any rectal bleeding?

Let me explain to her again why I can never have that again in my life.

Let me explain the Crohn’s+lupus thing.

I’ve got a ton of knitting and writing to catch up on.

(Update Wednesday morning: I simply wasn’t home yesterday, with errands that had to be run, so I never did talk to the doctor; the same nurse called back this morning and totally got it. Today is enough better that we’re holding off on the barium x-ray for the moment.)

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Sorry you had a flare up. Hope you feel better soon. It sounds like your nurse is related to the TSA agent I encountered once who insisted I empty my pockets because I set off the metal detector. I explained three times I had no pockets but that my artificial hips were metal. But no she kept “wanding” me and insisted I must have pockets somewhere. Oy!

Comment by Jody 09.05.12 @ 4:01 am

I’m so sorry to hear you’re flaring! What is any gastero doc doing hiring a nurse that doesn’t know basic anatomy? I hope you asked for a back-up gastero, and that when you finally see yours you tell him about your experience — it would be funny if it weren’t so serious!
My thoughts are with you.
Carol in MA

Comment by Carol Telsey 09.05.12 @ 6:15 am

Uh oh. Listening is a skill that needs to be practiced. I do hope you see an alternate gastroenterologist soon. Yikes! And, yes, the knitting will help.

Comment by DebbieR 09.05.12 @ 6:41 am

Hmmm, your G.I. doctor is on sabat, I would try to get a hold of his personal nurse, (unless she is on vacation too),maybe a word to the head of department to find out someone who could work with you.This is nothing to mess with it as you well know. Take care Alison.You have more patient than I have.

Comment by Kris 09.05.12 @ 7:02 am

Not fun. Rest. Take care.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 09.05.12 @ 7:45 am

Good grief! You need that like I need another hole in my head! Please take care. We all will be praying for you.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.05.12 @ 9:06 am

praying for you to be better soon — and to avoid that X-ray if possible!

Comment by Bev 09.05.12 @ 9:44 am

Prayers, prayers, and more prayers…

Comment by Channon 09.05.12 @ 2:16 pm

Ugh… Prayers for you, Alison!

Comment by Amanda 09.05.12 @ 3:32 pm

Thinking of you Alison, take care.

Comment by Michelle 09.05.12 @ 3:53 pm

So sorry you have such a price to pay for the enjoyable time you spent with friends and family…

Knit away and know many healthy and courageous vibes are being sent your way – daily! 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 09.05.12 @ 7:25 pm

I do hope you keep improving. I’m glad the nurse seems to be interested in learning; she is no doubt encouraged by your patient explanations.

Comment by twinsetellen 09.05.12 @ 9:01 pm

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