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Board: Bowel Disorders 02-06-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,767
Posted By geme
Re: At Hospital w/ Diverticulitis Help

Diverticulitis sucks and I feel for you. I recently had colon resection due to rupturing my colon via diverticulitis.

I kept a blog on this site of my experience, maybe you will get something...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-06-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,517
Posted By geme
Re: Perforated diverticulitis resection surgery or not

Since you stated that you have perforation, then yes, I would say that surgery would be necessary.

I walked around for five months with a perforated colon resulting from Diverticulitis for almost...
Board: Women's Health 01-20-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,789
Posted By geme
Re: bleeding during sex and midcycle

I say go and see an OBGyn ASAP.

No one knows your body better than you. If you are running fever, that could be a sign of infection.

I was the first responder in a case where a 19 y/o female...
Board: Sexual Health - Women 01-20-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,651
Posted By geme
Re: bf wont perform oral or foreplay

Thought you would want a guy's perspective:

Your BF is only thinking about himself and not your needs.

Sounds to me that he could care less what you get out of sex, as long as he gets what he...
Board: Sexual Health - Women 01-20-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,632
Posted By geme
Re: My sex drive is high again and I'm confused

I thought I would chime in and give a guy's perspective.

Understand that I am trying to put this in the nicest way possible.

Right now, you sound like the perfect target for what I call a...
Board: Sexual Health - General 01-20-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 14,743
Posted By geme
Re: Tip of the penis itch

Have you had unprotected oral sex? I'd also say that condoms are just thin pieces of rubber, not a life preserver. Nothing is 100% except not having sex.

That being said, it could be any number...
Board: Relationship Health 01-20-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,647
Posted By geme
Re: My girlfriend was just recently attacked. What do i do?

I have to agree with the others, I took the time to read all of your posts and the stories just don't add up. i used to be a Law Enforcement officer and I have dealt with victims of sexual assault,...
Board: Rape / Sexual Abuse 01-20-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,150
Posted By geme
Re: Was I raped

No means No.

It's your body, if you did not consent, then it is rape. No excuses.

If you have not sought help, I would recommend seeking support of others in your situation.

I guess this...
Board: Digestive Disorders 01-18-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,772
Posted By geme
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-16-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,965
Posted By geme
Re: About to have a colostomy reversal..questions???

I am interested to hear how your reversal went if you have had it by now.

I am scheduled for ileostomy reversal surgery next month and I am just looking to hear from others who have gone before...
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-16-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,993
Posted By geme
Re: 38 w/Diverticulitis - Doc Recommends Surgery

Greg is right. I made some mistakes along the way that ended up costing me a lot of pain and discomfort, almost my life.

1. I didn't go to a doctor until I felt like I was dying. - Know any guys...
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-11-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,993
Posted By geme
Re: 38 w/Diverticulitis - Doc Recommends Surgery

I recently had colon resection resulting from a ruptured colon due to Diverticulitis. The first thing I will tell you is, regardless of what your responsibilities are with your children, you can't...
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-11-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,489
Posted By geme
Re: Scared to death about diverticulitis surgery! =(

On Dec 9th of last year (about 4 weeks ago) I had colon resection for Diverticulitis and they found a large abcess as well. Long story short, despite having to deal with a temporary ileostomy, I feel...
Board: Cancer: Colon 01-07-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,274
Posted By geme
Re: Recovering from Colon Ca @ 28

Well, I got my semi-colon. The surgery was done laproscopically, but once they were inside, they found an abcess the size of an egg. Due to the infection, they had to give me an ileostomy for the...
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-07-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,585
Posted By geme
Ileostomy belt - Homemade belt

I have had my ileostomy since last month and I have struggled to find a way to be more comfortable. I tried the two piece appliances in the hospital, but I did not find them to be comfortable at all,...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-22-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By geme
Re: Diverticular disease... help please

I would suggest sticking with clear liquids for a few days to allow your colon time to rest. Drinking some Aloe Vera Juice may provide you some relief from cramps in the meantime.

It is also...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-21-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,750
Posted By geme
Re: Bowel Resection Diverticulitis Back?

I was told by my Colorectal Surgeon that I still could develop Diverticulitis in the rest of my Colon. He only took out 8 inches and an abcess. After going through this surgery, I'm going to do...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-21-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,337
Posted By geme
Re: bowel resection recovery

I would be interested to hear how you are doing now. I had Colon Resection 11 days ago and I ended up with a temporary eliostomy. I should have that reversed in about 2-3 months.

In the meantime,...
Board: Bowel Disorders 12-20-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,750
Posted By geme
Re: Bowel Resection Diverticulitis Back?

I am interested to hear what your GI tells you. I had Colon Resection 11 days ago and I am hoping this is the only time that I will have to go through this.
Board: Pain Management 12-20-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,089
Posted By geme
Re: How common is nausea with pain medication?

Phenergan (promethazine) is great for nausea, but you have to keep in mind that in larger doses, it can be used for sedation. Phenergan supresses the Respiratory System and as do Narcotic Pain...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-15-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,772
Posted By geme
Re: slight discomfort and recently burning left of navel

They had to take out about 8 inches plus the pocket of infection which was about 50cc of volume.

I am working from home for now, but I plan to go back into the office soon.

The ostomy nurse...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-15-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,772
Posted By geme
Re: slight discomfort and recently burning left of navel

The ostomy was not planned, but during surgery, they found a large amount of infection that they removed. This required them to give me an ileostomy and then they will go back and reverse it in about...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-08-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,772
Posted By geme
Re: slight discomfort and recently burning left of navel

Let me know how your CT goes. I'll have you in my prayers.
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-08-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,772
Posted By geme
Re: slight discomfort and recently burning left of navel

Sorry, I had to edit your above post to add Option D.

My bet is that they do a CT with Contrast and find Diverticula, whether they have developed into Diverticulitis or they are just...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-02-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,595
Posted By geme
Re: What does diverticulitis feel like?

I have had mild symptoms for a long time, but since they went away, I never went to the doctor. For this reason, when I had my first really bad bout of Diverticulitis, I thought, by tomorrow I will...
Board: Hernia 12-01-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,856
Posted By geme
Re: could this be a hernia?

I am cautious not to try to diagnose or speculate on someone's condition. I am not a doctor, I am a patient.

What I will say is that your abdominal muscles hold your organs tight to your body,...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-27-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,960
Posted By geme
Re: Chronic Backache

I wouldn't think the lack of blood in your stool would rule out anything.

I understand your concern about being able to pay for a doctor, but at a certain point, you are going to have to suck it...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-23-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,960
Posted By geme
Re: Chronic Backache

I know this is going to sound redundant, but I would go to the doctor and get checked out, instead of looking for a diagnosis on an online forum.

If I had gone to the Doctor when I first had...
Board: Cancer: Colon 11-23-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,274
Posted By geme
Re: Recovering from Colon Ca @ 28

I think it is awesome that you are going back to school to become a nurse. I think that is a great way to make something positive out of your situation.
I am going to have colon resection in two...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-20-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,817
Posted By geme
Re: Help - Need Diagnosis

It sounds exactly like Diverticulitis, a CT is only a diagnostic tool and is not 100%, especially if they did the CT without contrast. The first doc I went to missed that I had contrast outside of my...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-18-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,772
Posted By geme
Re: slight discomfort and recently burning left of navel

I know I am going to sound like a broken record, but you need to go see your doctor to get a diagnosis. If I had gone to see my doctor back when symptoms started, I might have been able to manage my...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-18-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By geme
Re: positve hemo test

I would not lose sleep over it.

Many people have Diverticulosis, some of them develop Diverticulitis. It is very common and most of the time, can be regulated through diet.

Unfortunately in...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-12-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,754
Posted By geme
Re: Sharp pain in my colon right before I go to the barhroom

In my experience, a CT scan with Contrast is typically used to confirm Diverticulitis. Many times, after the infection has been under control and your colon has healed a little, most GI specialist...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-11-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,754
Posted By geme
Re: Sharp pain in my colon right before I go to the barhroom

It sounds exactly like how my Diverticulitis started showing up.

Basically, the intestinal walls had thickened and lost elasticity due to damage from Diverticulitis.

I know you don't have...
Board: Cancer: Lung 11-09-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,693
Posted By geme
Re: Expectations ??

I am glad to hear that you have a good attitude and are keeping your faith in the Lord.

My mom had Gastric Lymphoma and her prognosis was very grim. She went to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center here...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-09-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,493
Posted By geme
Re: Bowel resection recovery

No one knows his body better than him. If he is distended and having increased pain, I would go back to the doctor for an exam.
Board: Cancer: Colon 11-04-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,139
Posted By geme
Re: Please respond! Anybody with similar problems???

After reading your whole story, I would suggest getting another set of eyes to take a look at you. Have you ever had a CT with Contrast?

I was having some major problems much like yours and after...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-04-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,597
Posted By geme
Re: I hope someone actually replies. H-roids

Nothing to be embarrassed about, lots of guys have them.

When I ride my 77 Harley, it feels like my Hroids are going to explode. So, yes, it is a problem.

Talk to your doctor and do what you...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-04-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 34,642
Posted By geme
Re: bowel -resection and one yr later new diverticulitis

I may be young, but I am a high mileage vehicle... LOL

The way I see it, I am going to do what I can to be as strong as possible before surgery. The stronger going in, the stronger coming out.
...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-01-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 34,642
Posted By geme
Re: bowel -resection and one yr later new diverticulitis

I have found that Aloe Vera does indeed work and it helps.

If you feel like your doctor doesn't care about you, get another doctor.

My mom was a CRNA for 32 years and after I got fed up with...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-01-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,184
Posted By geme
Re: Diverticulosis/itis - i'm confused and concerned

First of all, let me explain Diverticular disease (I am not a doctor, but I have it, so I can give you that perspective).

Diverticulosis is when your colon develops small pockets called...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-01-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,249
Posted By geme
Re: Can diverticulitis make you feel really sick?

In short, Yes.

I have had Pain, Diarrhea, bloating, nausea, shortness of breath and a general feeling of fatigue...

Come to find out, my last diverticulitis attack perforated my colon and the...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-01-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By geme
Re: diverticulitis

Many times, diverticulitis occurs in the sigmoid colon which is right behind your bladder. If you are swollen and distended, this can make you feel like you have to urinate.

If you have not...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-01-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,589
Posted By geme
Re: Fear and TERROR of colonoscopy, advice?

I am a 6 foot tall 290 lbs bald guy with a goatee who has seen combat, gone to 28 countries, eaten things that could take the paint off of a car, but I was pretty scared of someone putting a camera...
Board: Digestive Disorders 11-01-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,595
Posted By geme
Re: What does diverticulitis feel like?

For every attack of Diverticulitis, it seems to follow the same progression for me. The first time I had a bad bout of Diverticulitis, I did what some guys do, I vowed not to go to the doctor unless...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-01-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By geme
Re: Bowels and man parts pain

I agree...

I also have Diverticulitis and Hemmorhoids - both are miserable.

I have found that drinking Aloe Vera Juice, while it tastes like a cross between donkey spit and camel sweat, seems...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-01-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 34,642
Posted By geme
Re: bowel -resection and one yr later new diverticulitis

For every attack of Diverticulitis, it seems to follow the same progression for me. The first time I had a bad bout of Diverticulitis, I did what some guys do, I vowed not to go to the doctor unless...
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