“ Normal “ BM’s

Posted by stuckonu @stuckonu, Sep 19, 2019

I think it was Dr Oz who once described what he said was “ a normal BM “ what I recall was a description of the way it looked rather than other qualities such as frequency, quantity, times a week, month, day etc

I mentioned in a reply to someone who posted at least a few times in the discussion about small bowel obstruction which I discovered in that discussion the coining of the problem as SBO which I used in another thread and when someone asked what SBO is, a contributor gave ME the credit for naming it, which I can not take credit for even though I like how quickly it defines what I’m talking about. So to whom ever shortened it to letters: TYVM!
That said, my VA doctor and I had a vigorous discussion about SBO and it seemed to fit one of the repeating themes I found while reading about it last Sunday before joining the site. That doctors and hospital personnel ( pardon the pun ) poo poo those of us who go to doctors, ER’s, and urgent care facilities, there seemed to be a few common themes one that stood out was the attitude and responses of “ maybe it’s a little stomach bug, or stress, or nerves, etc but as it seemed to be a common occurrence it took numerous trips to the ER before being admitted into a hospital. I also noticed the length of the hospital stay was very similar in all cases. PATTERNS

What I didn’t read were things such as what bathroom habits were like before SBO, food habits, weight, size, perhaps body image when dressing or looking in the mirror and other feedback that I’m working on a list with reasons why I think that this info may help figure out answers to question that might help us all in some way but more importantly might help doctors see the degree of the problem.
Since last Sunday and especially after the visit with my PCP I’ve done more research and I discovered a reliable source that listed common medications that may play a part in causing the onset of an attack.
BINGO! There it was: an answer to my last attack. The sequence of events over a 3 or 4 day period, the foods I ate over that period of time, the medications I took and when I took them; even WHY I took them when I did, and an accurate map of many relative facts that helped me to see the part I played in the attack happening Friday; especially after 7 PM That hour the events and times that followed were like de’ha by all over again.

Honestly I see things that IMHO are very important but there’s no “ MD “ after my name so who will listen?

Turns out that I have a non VA doctor who not only does and will listen, he rx’d the medication that is on the list and interestingly enough I took it at 330 and fell asleep in my recliner with the heating pad on because my back was more painful AFTER physical therapy earlier on Friday Up until 7 PM I continued to attempt to mitigate my pain with rx’d medications I also made 4 small cheese sandwiches I should learn how to upload picture because “ small “ as “ large “ is subjective. For my size it was a small dinner.
At 7PM I suspected what was going to happen and it happened like it did each of the previous times. Important feedback in my opinion.
When I told the private doctor what I read and what happened he responded as if I made a discovery and we are working together on a plan going forward from here.
I think that the info shared here opened my eyes to what most medical personnel fail to see and moreover they are unwilling to listen to let alone consider to be worthy of their time.
Maybe I will figure out what works for me and what will be my new normal

I apologize for going off in a million directions but the artist in me creates that way….a dab here and a dab there and overtime something developed. In a way I think that’s how these pains develop. If adhesions play as much of a part as they say, think about how long it takes for their part takes to come in to play.

REPLY

Interesting, because now I’m questioning what a normal bowel movement looks like after colitis attack, sepsis, then c diff. I was just cleared off if Vancomycin yesterday after a four week prescription. My poo hadn’t gone back to pre-colitis form , and I’m wondering how if what I had months prior to the colitis attack really wasn’t normal and now it is.

I’m back to a regular go immediately when I get up, then maybe once or twice again during the day, so frequency has normalized. Guess I’ll need t talk t my doc about structure.

Liked by stuckonu

REPLY

Hate the vulgarity of this issue but…….!
Before my attack, my bms were a dark green. Anyone else have this oddity? I was not constipated.

Liked by stuckonu

REPLY
@patts

Interesting, because now I’m questioning what a normal bowel movement looks like after colitis attack, sepsis, then c diff. I was just cleared off if Vancomycin yesterday after a four week prescription. My poo hadn’t gone back to pre-colitis form , and I’m wondering how if what I had months prior to the colitis attack really wasn’t normal and now it is.

I’m back to a regular go immediately when I get up, then maybe once or twice again during the day, so frequency has normalized. Guess I’ll need t talk t my doc about structure.

Jump to this post

Hey parts, that proverbial question about “ normal “ probably has no one answer for everyone. If I didn’t mention it above I recall Doc Oz discussing it on one of his shows and after reading mermaids post it seems even funnier because everyone does them but when I replied to Lori I was basically mentioning it because I though that we maybe could learn the warning signs; like the calm before the storm. Ole Doc Oz had poo in a sandwich bag so audience volunteers could feeel the different ones they had on stage. I’m sure if mermaid finds some part of this discussion “ vulgar “ I wonder what she thinks about Doc Oz asking audience members “ FEELING “ baggies of poo? Trick or treat? So sorry I just had to use that line somewhere since Halloween 🎃 is almost upon us.
Oz said long sausage shaped one are “ normal “ and he showed a color chart with a range of browns.
GREEN is the next subject 🤢

REPLY
@mermaid7272

Hate the vulgarity of this issue but…….!
Before my attack, my bms were a dark green. Anyone else have this oddity? I was not constipated.

Jump to this post

Hi 🧜‍♀️ maybe you ate too much sea weed 😂 although depending on certain types of sea weed I’ve seen it’s not likely that weed turns it green Black licorice has produced a few poo’s if my memory is working today, also recalling that bile turns the whites of ones eyes yellow but the poo can be greenish. Babies can do the green do do things that are shapeless and they do the yellow 1s 2 🧙‍♀️R also shifty
A little aside: during the water shortage in northern Cal the saying was: “ If it’s yellow it’s mellow, if it’s brown flush it down! I write on an 8.5 x 11 and tac’d it over the toilet PEE S: if the S stands for Stinky use rule # 2
It was a bad situation BUTT the puns were fun to FLUSH OUT
🤮

REPLY
@stuckonu

Hi 🧜‍♀️ maybe you ate too much sea weed 😂 although depending on certain types of sea weed I’ve seen it’s not likely that weed turns it green Black licorice has produced a few poo’s if my memory is working today, also recalling that bile turns the whites of ones eyes yellow but the poo can be greenish. Babies can do the green do do things that are shapeless and they do the yellow 1s 2 🧙‍♀️R also shifty
A little aside: during the water shortage in northern Cal the saying was: “ If it’s yellow it’s mellow, if it’s brown flush it down! I write on an 8.5 x 11 and tac’d it over the toilet PEE S: if the S stands for Stinky use rule # 2
It was a bad situation BUTT the puns were fun to FLUSH OUT
🤮

Jump to this post

Sorry, but with all the rudeness and vulgarity that is presently going on in our country today, I just wanted to be "correct" in my post!
I simply was giving a heads up to possible earmarks or warnings of oncoming attacks.
Have no idea what or whom Dr. Oz might be, but assure you he/it is not a denizen of the deep!

REPLY
@mermaid7272

Sorry, but with all the rudeness and vulgarity that is presently going on in our country today, I just wanted to be "correct" in my post!
I simply was giving a heads up to possible earmarks or warnings of oncoming attacks.
Have no idea what or whom Dr. Oz might be, but assure you he/it is not a denizen of the deep!

Jump to this post

Hello again 🧜‍♀️, do you live in the UK? I thought everyone knew Doc OZ if you’re interested you can look him up.
In any event I hope my puns and Artemis to be funny are not what you consider to be “ rudeness “ I think it could be subjective but in this world I know that I don’t know much anymore about anything.
That said I signed up for comedy 101 in October.
✌️
SOU

REPLY
@stuckonu

Hello again 🧜‍♀️, do you live in the UK? I thought everyone knew Doc OZ if you’re interested you can look him up.
In any event I hope my puns and Artemis to be funny are not what you consider to be “ rudeness “ I think it could be subjective but in this world I know that I don’t know much anymore about anything.
That said I signed up for comedy 101 in October.
✌️
SOU

Jump to this post

Hi– No, don't think you are rude, and no, I don't live in the English Channel!
But I still don't know about this OZ person, he does sound a bit like someone on the Jerry Springer Show. That type character and the circus going on in Washington is what I meant by rudeness & vulgarity in our country.
I still an confused about my bowel behavior's oddity, but I guess that will remain as one of life's mysteries.

REPLY
Please login or register to post a reply.