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Re: Major meltdown over husband--fearing the worst
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2013, 10:28:59 AM »
Thank you all. Seriously. I am crying tears of thankfulness that you are all here. I appreciate the support more than you will ever know.

And yes, his primary doc said that cc could be on the table. His doctor is a straight shooter. He said it was probably something else, but cc could be a possibility. I just hope and pray he is just blocked up and the pain is from that and nothing more.

Luckily they got him in for today (later this afternoon) at the GI. At first they couldn't, but the receptionist said I sounded worried so she found a cancellation for today. I am so thankful for that.

I will keep everyone updated.
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Re: Major meltdown over husband--fearing the worst
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2013, 10:31:16 AM »
...and just for the record, my dad is still living about four years later now, and all clear.  The only problem is that he went back to his old eating habits.  :angry-smiley-034:
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Re: Major meltdown over husband--fearing the worst
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2013, 01:13:46 PM »
Thanks MeMoleHill! Just praying the GI doc gives him some direction and this is nothing more than constipation.
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Re: Major meltdown over husband--fearing the worst
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2013, 01:31:32 PM »
What a great and informative post from beth!

A few of my family members received the "C" diagnosis, not only from primary care docs, but even from specialists BEFORE tests were done.  None of them had it.   I don't know if these docs are trying to cover their butts or what, but wonder if they can even imagine the emotional damage these words can do to people .......
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Re: Major meltdown over husband--fearing the worst
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2013, 01:38:16 PM »
I'm glad they got your husband in quickly. Please let us know how it goes!
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Re: Major meltdown over husband--fearing the worst
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2013, 01:48:36 PM »
Thank you Beth! He said that he has had loose stools for quite some time :/, but some were normal. Hopefully just IBS or stress.
Trying to not flip out!

LindaRK, I think many docs practice CYA medicine these days.
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Re: Major meltdown over husband--fearing the worst
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2013, 05:25:22 PM »
Hopefully he is in with the doctor right now. So anxious!
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Re: Major meltdown over husband--fearing the worst
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2013, 05:56:46 PM »
So he is going for blood work. The GI thinks his liver or gallbladder could be the issue. Please pray it isn't cancer. He has an ultrasound tomorrow and another appointment on Tuesday to discuss the results. If those are clear the next step will be taken--possibly a colonoscopy, etc.

Just so scared.
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Re: Major meltdown over husband--fearing the worst
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2013, 06:05:45 PM »
Good luck!  Gallbladder issues are very common and painful - you mentioned his pain was on the right and increasing?  I think that's what my friends with gallbladder issues described.  Or it could be IBS - I once went months with a horrible stitch pain in my left side waxing and waning.  If I ate, if I walked or stood for too long, any little thing would set it off.  Then one day it went away.  I figured it was IBS.
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Re: Major meltdown over husband--fearing the worst
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2013, 07:09:30 PM »
After my dad's surgery in November he was put on miralax. He was very backed up. He was having some pretty severe pains from the back up. Ended up in the ER. X-ray showed the back up. Miralax helped, but did cause some very loose stools. He adjusted his dose and now his stools are a mix of loose and normal. Cancer was never considered. Now that the back up is gone, so are the pains.
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