On Friday I had a colonoscopy, that is, a probe rammed up the rear end. For a few months I have been having tummy pains, and my doctor advised the best thing to do is have a colonoscopy. When I asked about the risks, he told me that I have a 1 in 10,000 chance of dying. The gastroenterologist, the guy who actually performed the procedure, told me that there is a 1 in 2,000 chance of perforation of the colon. Quite a primitive, high-risk procedure I reckon. Anyway, I went through with it, seem to have survived ok.
Then I found out my mum and step-father had both been taken to hospital. Mum came home yesterday afternoon, so I have stayed overnight with her, a sister will watch her tonight, hubby is expected to be home on Monday.
Right now, I am just about to drive home.
Then I'll do some Puppy work, upload Woof, but I'm not sure about Mageia -- I tested on my laptop and both keyboard and mouse are dead, don't know why. Will see if I can figure it out. So Mageia might get delayed, but I want to upload latest Woof.
There are going to be some more personal things happening in July, too.
Had a flu shot, first time ever, yesterday, never trusted them before. Heading over to Melbourne later in July, so wanted to be prepared for that cold flu-prone city.
Oh, yes, the colonoscopy report is that my colon is fine. I was sedated so remember nothing, but apparently the instruments recorded that I was experiencing some pain, meaning what I don't quite know, some nearby organ perhaps -- my doctor will have to decide on what test comes next. The gastroenterologist suggested that the digestive system can just become sensitive and you have to live with it.
Comments:Posted on 26 Jun 2011, 10:50 by lobster
Healing and Well Being
It is certainly good to avail oneself of modern medicine. As well as that 'essiac' is an alternative stomach tonic that has a warming effect similar to alcohol. Well it did when I took it . . . Gut pain (to use the technical term), may also be helped by changing the bacteria in this area with drinks such as yakult. Daily yoga will also improve ones physiology and sense of well being. I wonder if any changes in diet would be helpful? Mind you that might all sound as crazy as chanting to the Medicine Buddha http://tmxxine.com/mb/ Anyway for what it is worth, that is what I would focus on.
Posted on 26 Jun 2011, 12:53 by Tony
Wishing you well
Never rains but it pours as they say. Hope all goes well with tests and they get you sorted. Might I suggest that eating more raw unprocessed food (fruits, nuts and veg) may be beneficial. Heating changes the basic structure of food (You only have to look at what happens to an egg when cooked to see an example of how big the change can be).
I presume with gut pain you have already considered allergy to bovine lactic secretions and wheat?
Re jabs, take a look here at ingredients which can include Chick Embryo, Formaldehyde, Thimerisol (mercury derivative). http://www.vaclib.org/basic/fluindex.htm
all the best.
Posted on 26 Jun 2011, 15:27 by Raffy
That other organ could well be prostate, usually becoming an issue when sitting long hours, but there should be urinary symptoms and not just tummy pain.
Let's hope it is just a mild infection somewhere. :)
Posted on 26 Jun 2011, 20:33 by BarryK
Re dead mouse/keyboard
I don't feel inclined to work on it tonight, but I did a bit of research earlier, and I think I know what the problem is. It affects both the auto-start of X and using the Xorg Wizard. Mageia 1 is using X server 1.10.1, which handles input devices a bit differently. I've got some good ideas now for fixing it, which will try in the morning.
Both skeleton xorg.conf files that I have for auto-start and the Wizard are based on using the 'kbd' and 'mouse' drivers. However, the 1.10.x server does not use these unless hotplugging is disabled, which requires a special entry in xorg.conf. Or, if the 'evdev' input driver is used, which now preferred, then the skeleton xorg.conf files need some changes.
Posted on 27 Jun 2011, 5:09 by nancy reagan
yes pouring instead of raining
Let's hope for the best.
Instead of taking morning walks I suggest to take some smaller in afternoon and evening as well.
Good for circulation and inspiration.
Posted on 27 Jun 2011, 6:44 by Zeke-baby
A clean bill of health from a colonoscopy is something to celebrate! The pain you experienced is not from hitting an organ. Take a look at any pic of what a colon looks like. There are two 90 degree bends to navigate when snaking the camera through. The pain comes from hitting the wall when negociating the turn (which is where the chance of perforation is most likely).
Posted on 27 Jun 2011, 17:01 by f00-
Keeping the GI engine in tune can be an art (sadly overlooked by many). Many factors (and stress can complicate, so ..) and balance is essential. More fish, less red meat, get some flax in with your grain intake, better cooking oil yaddayaddayadda. You are strong and confident - a lil' reinforcement never hurts :)
Posted on 28 Jun 2011, 19:08 by aarf
Having considered the possible my recommendation is activated charcoal. Three capsuls, one time only. If it persists past that, stay in melbourne. Flue, still mulberry leaf tea.
Posted on 1 Jul 2011, 12:59 by CorianSpirit
I recommend taking a glass of oatmeal and drink plenty of water daily . It will keep your sugar, cholesterol, and gastric system well.
Posted on 3 Jul 2011, 8:20 by wscarl
Friend of mine died from stomach cancer- it was the last thing they look for by then it was to late. If they have not look at it, Please consider it. Best wishes.
Posted on 22 Mar 2012, 16:24 by aarf
stomach was resisting all my known cures so searched Ayurvedic Stomach.
came up with this: "Take 100 gm of coriander seeds and 25 gm cumin seeds. Powder these seeds to a fine consistency and mix them thoroughly. Take a spoonful of this powder and add it to a glass of milk. This is an excellent remedy for a bloated stomach."
but there are many causes and many Ayurvedic cures. guess its a matter of trail and error and see what works for your particular case.