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Really bad day ... PFT a bust!

Jun 06, 2015 12:42 PM

Had the EGD yesterday and they removed 3 gastric polyps. Was on liquid diet yesterday, soft today, and normal tomorrow. Woke up feeling extremely weak. Hubby fixed soft foods for bfast. Less than an hour later, and with absolutely no warning I was hit with severe bowel incontinence. The PFT (pelvic flour therapy for bladder and pelvic floor muscles) backfired BIG time!!! I had to get a shower but then had no energy to dry my hair so my hubby did it for me. Then I began feeling nauseated, and I've been that way since.

Today isn't a good day for me. But I hope and pray you all have a really good day! 🙏🌼

Jun 06, 2015 1:45 PM

I hope this passes quickly! Thank goodness you have hubby to help you. Positive, healing thoughts headed your way.

Jun 06, 2015 2:32 PM

FlappysLady, just a suggestion and I don't know if this will work for you. When I had my last EGD, the last thing I wanted after was solid food or even soft food. Can you try another day of liquids and see if you can tolerate it better? It also could be the sedation that they used causing the bowel issues(just a thought). Hope you get to feeling better.

Jun 06, 2015 3:31 PM

Thanks Scaryann. Me too! On days like this positivity is half the battle.

Amanda, some of it could be from the procedure. I've actually had more liquids today than food. Each time I put even soft solids (veg soup) it makes my stomach hurt.

Unfortunately, after the 3rd PF tx I started having very mild incontinence again. So when I went for the 4th the technician called the doctor and he halted the treatments. He said he's very afraid I have nerve damage that controls the bladder and bowels. He said until Mayo sees me he won't even send me back to the colon surgeon for tx for the bowel incontinence again. He talked about a possible nerve stimulator implant after Mayo, but not with nerve damage. I'm just really hoping this is due to the procedure and not permanent reversal. Before I had the tx for bowel incontinence in 2012-2013, it was so bad I only left home for doctor appts.

Just keep me in your prayers. 🙌 Thanks!! 🙏🌼

Jun 06, 2015 4:11 PM

Will do, And I understand about the soft solids hurting your stomach. It did that to me as well. Your in my prayers today and always

Jun 06, 2015 5:31 PM

Amanda, thanks for letting me know that. I've had 2 EGDs before but never had cramps or nausea. I was beginning to think I'd have to go see the doctor Monday from odd reactions (typical for me). It makes me feel better to know you did like this because that means it's probably normal. I've also never had polyps removed before. Thanks for your support!! 🙏🌼

Jun 06, 2015 6:54 PM

Flappsy, I am so sorry that has happened to you. Could it have been that whatever you may have had to drink to prep for the test caused the bowel problem?? I remember having those type tests and after each one, the next day I had the runs to the extreme and also dealt with nausea from hell.. I hope and pray for you that it does not last and that you get some much needed rest and feel better soon. You're in my thoughts and prayers as always. Sending you a hug.

Jun 06, 2015 8:07 PM

Alwayz, from my memory, the only prep I had to drink was prior to a colonoscopy but never an EGD. And yes, I always get nauseated from hell the day after a procedure even if they give me an anti-emetic during said procedure. The bowel incontinence could be from irritation to the small intestine during the procedure or possibly even air(not offering medical advice, just from own personal experience)

Jun 06, 2015 8:34 PM

AlwayZ, they didn't give me any prep, not even a light diet. I've had 3 and like Amanda said, I don't remember ever getting a prep except for the colonoscopies. At least my tummy seems to be settling down tonight. Thanks to the ginger ale I think.

The first time I ever got sick was the year I had the mass, and apparently a bowel blockage. I had to prep the night before with all that liquid and started throwing up half way through. I couldn't finish the last quarter of it. Then 2 days post op I developed an ileus and had to be intubated 2 days. Prior to the surgery I was surviving on 1 yogurt a day for over a month. Since the intubation in 2010 I can't throw up but I get nauseated. That surgery messed up my whole system. That's why I have the pelvic floor dysfunction, fibromyalgia, bladder & bowel incontinence, pelvic congestion syndrome: they all came after the mass in my pelvis. I had inflammation of the charts that year, but three months after surgery it was well decreased. Now it's climbing from the sjogrens.

Amanda they warned me about the air, and some of the cramping feels like gas. Ginger ale has always been a staple since I live with my grandmother. It works for nausea.

Hope we all have a good night! 🙏🌼

Jun 06, 2015 9:19 PM

Oh Flappsy I am so sorry that you are having such a hard time . I hope tomorrow brings a better day for you. Sending love and a hug your way will be praying for you.

Jun 07, 2015 12:08 AM

Oh Hun, I'm so sorry you're going thru this! It sounds terrible. You are in my thoughts, and I hope you feel better soon - and that it is just because of the procedure and not a relapse!

Jun 07, 2015 12:55 PM

I am feeling so much better today! Not only is my energy level up, my color in my face isn't so pale and I'm not having those cramps! But after drinking a small glass of orange juice caused a severe spasm at the low left rib cage & left chest. It hurt so badly and suddenly i was thinking, "oh no, not my heart!" It took my breath away! My hubby helped me sit down and i started massaging the lower ribs and after about 3-5 minutes it eased up and hasn't returned. Thank the Lord!!

I'm staying on the soft diet for two more days just in case. But hey, the upside... I lost 6.5 pounds! I'd love to keep losing weight. The soup my hubby made, turkey-vegetable-rice is so filling that one bowel fills me up. And it tastes better than when we make it with chicken. Hoping & praying for everyone to have a good day! 🙏🌼

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