i wear a prescription Lidoderm patch. take pain meds and advil daily too. no one told me what caused they assumed it was all the thoracotomies and other surgeries
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I am sorry u r going throught this but it seems like things I went through. Just because u went through an event it does inot end. I continually have this and I co tiny ally struggle for may Years out. It is very depressing but I try and tell myself that I went through something traumatic and it never goes away. There is nothing wrong with it and that is my experience. Be well!
i too take pain medication for my constant chest pain in my ribs (front and back on my left side). i too take some pain meds for my constant pain but do believe it does help with diarrhea. i still have it but not as much. i also still get dumping syndrome and vomit quite often. my interposition is 11 years old. two years ago, i had a reconstruction of my interposition and they removed 7 inches. this surgery caused more pain for me but helped with my eating. it is a difficult daily existence
how r u doing? any improvement? i had reconstructive surgery where they took out some of my interposed colon because it stretched and became redundant. the surgery was very painful but it has helped me. unfortunately, my pain is worse. how is your pain?
I had my surgery 11 years ago. T o years ago they went in again because I had a redundant colon and they removed 7cm. I still suffer from dumping and constant diarrhea. I take regular for nausea. I too have a lot of rib pain Try a lidoderm patch and Advil as well.
It is a long process and understand the change. Try and plan to know where bathrooms are when you are out. In NYC always know hotels
It is frustrating but you can do it!
@andreab I enjoy the ability to just speak my feelings and how I feel about different situations. There are many instances in my day where my health affects me but others have no idea. The therapist gives me a forum to express my thoughts and feelings in a non judged atmosphere