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bowel obs. adhesions= surgery and now the feelings......

Posted by
BAC on August 08, 2000 at 17:57:55:

Dear Dr. Stoll,RHJ, and anyone else who could advise me:

Despite my following my diet, I had another obstruction less than 2 weeks after I wrote you in July about it. I was taken to the hospital. It passed, but I was in for 9 days of tests to rule out Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's etc. They found no disease. They decided to operate laproscopically, and cut down my adhesions ...and also found I had a "floppy" Cecum, and so tacked it to my abdominal wall to prevent it from twisting into another obstruction. While they were in there, they found a large cyst on my ovary and took the ovary.

I was sent home the next day after, and altho' I have pain and tugging on the right when any (still liquid) stool passes through, now my biggest complaint is anxiety and depression....not my typical reaction to surgeries past. I had had surgery 16 years ago, but can't recall feeling this disinterested in life and this anxious after surgery. Interestingly, I do feel better emotionally after napping.

I had the one and one half hour surgery 4 days ago, and thought I should try to stay up and about all day, drink fluids etc. but I am finding myself falling asleep...and never having been a napper, I am wondering if all this is due to the general anesthesia not out of my system yet....or is it due to losing an ovary....which at age 54, I still have one and have had only mild menopause having lost my uterus years ago.

I am on no pain killers and haven't had pain med (darvocet for the last 3 days....so its not the pain, its my emotional state that is bothering me. I read your anxiety and depression archives but could find nothing on post surgical anxiety and depression.

Any thoughts?
Thank you



Re: bowel obs. adhesions= surgery and now the feelings......

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 09, 2000 at 10:01:20:

In Reply to: bowel obs. adhesions= surgery and now the feelings...... posted by BAC on August 08, 2000 at 17:57:55:

Hi, BAC.

If nothing else, this experience should tell you that your docs know nothing about the dietary prevention of recurrence.

Post operative depression has the same basic cause as any other genetically determined susceptibility to the imbalance of brain chemistry that causes it. It was just that the anesthesia and psychological stress of the experience was enough to push you over the edge. The same things that resolve all other forms of brain chemistry upset and depression will help here.

Besides, this type of depression tends to resolve itself IF the individual does not prolong it by worry.

Walt



Re: bowel obs. adhesions= surgery and now the feelings......

Posted by
BAC on August 09, 2000 at 21:05:41:

In Reply to: Re: bowel obs. adhesions= surgery and now the feelings...... posted by Walt Stoll on August 09, 2000 at 10:01:20:

Thank you again Dr. Stoll. I went back to the doctor today and need to get cultured for something called C-Deficile...I may not be spelling it right.....but that has added to my problem, and is probably contributing to my feeling poorly......The blood count was up and they have me drinking lots of Gatorade which is making me feel better physically and emotionally....and so my electrolyte imbalance probably was not helping things. I just want to get well at this point!
Thanks again
BAC



Can dehydration cause all this...or is it the flora?

Posted by
BAC on August 15, 2000 at 20:36:51:

In Reply to: Re: bowel obs. adhesions= surgery and now the feelings...... posted by BAC on August 09, 2000 at 21:05:41:

Dear Dr. Stoll,
I went back to my doctor, as I was feeling so physically, mentally and emotionally awful and still having diarrhea and he said my blood count was high and I was getting dehyrated......so to try going off all food and just to drink gatorade mixed with pedialyte, along with plain vanilla yogurt and one Acidophilus tablet with every meal of yogurt and gatorade.

Within hours I began to feel better...by Thursday night time I felt great!!!in addition to that my diarrhea stopped.......I continued this regimen until the next day when I boldly added Chicken Broth on Friday night....big mistake.....back to feeling awful all over again....and back to diarrhea....yet not pain, cramps nor nausea...just that awful physical anxiety and lack of interest in doing anything...I describe it as feeling like when one feels with a 104 fever, but is not hot with the fever and has no fever!

I went right back on the on the yogurt regimen only since Sat......feel great, but need to eat!....went to a GI doctor today and he said that because I had 9 days of IV Antibiotics (Cipro and Flagyl), along with the preps for tests (CAT scan contrast solution, GoLightly Clean out drink for my colonoscopy, Barium for my upper GI, that I will have to take another couple of weeks to get straightened out....as my flora is messed up.

I have lost 14 pounds, in 3 weeks, and he told me to add Ensure drink to my diet, and to stay on the yogurt, acidophilus and gatorade regimen.

So, here is my query for you...Have you any other suggestions for things to add to my diet? Have you any idea why I could have felt so horrible all over and perked up significantly within hours after ingesting the yogurt and acidophilus...yet went right back to misery when I tried to add the chicken broth?
Can being dehydrated a bit make one feel so awful..... Or is it that my flora was so messed up that I was messed up?
Thanks so much,
BAC...(ps I was tested for C-Difficile, but it was negative)



Re: Can dehydration cause all this...or is it the flora? (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 17, 2000 at 10:38:40:

In Reply to: Can dehydration cause all this...or is it the flora? posted by BAC on August 15, 2000 at 20:36:51:

Hi, BAC.

Dehydration can cause most of your symptoms.

HOWEVER, the problem here is dealing with WHY this happened to you so as to avoid worse things hapening in the future.

This is a typical first acute attack with its basis in LGS. MOST LGS sneaks up on the person with symptoms in other parts of the body. However, some present just as you have experienced.

Walt



SR = Cure?

Posted by
BAC on August 17, 2000 at 17:19:46:

In Reply to: Re: Can dehydration cause all this...or is it the flora? (Archive in LGS.) posted by Walt Stoll on August 17, 2000 at 10:38:40:

Dear Dr. Stoll,
Thank you for your reply.....in reading archives, the basic solution I seem to see for my depleted flora, dehydration and LGS is to eat a yeast free diet and learn SR....this will cure me for good?
Thanks,
BAC



Re: SR = Cure? (Archive in SR.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 19, 2000 at 09:59:57:

In Reply to: SR = Cure? posted by BAC on August 17, 2000 at 17:19:46:

Hi, BAC.

I have never found a "yeast free" diet to help any problem.

Once you have learned effective SR, and gotten into the habit of doing it twice a day, you will not have recurrence after 6-12 months so long as you continue the SR. Your genetic propensity for chronic stress to target this system will always be with you.

The longer you practice it the longer you could do without it before you would have recurrence. Although you will likely say that "Once you have your health back you will never stop doing what got it back." you need to know that most people forget how bad they were and, eventually, stop the very thing that resolved their problem.

Hope you can prove me wrong.

Walt



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