Well, I was right. Something is wrong with my elimination anatomy. I saw the Gastroenterologist Tuesday, and he sent me to another doctor, who found the problem. This doctor is not giving us a high percentage of likelihood of being able to fix it, though. He’s sending his findings back to my Gastroenterologist, Dr. B, and I have another appointment with Dr. B next Tuesday. I really don’t see much choice but to have the surgery that may repair the problem, even with less than best odds. Not exactly the news we wanted to hear.
Dr. B did give me some samples of Amitiza, the prescription that is replacing the Zelnorm I was taking for the problems with my digestive muscles not working properly, until it was taken off the market. From what I’ve read it nauseates some people horribly, but I’ve been lucky. So far, no problems taking it. I can’t tell yet if it is going to be helpful, though.
Now, this evening, I found a tick on the side of my knee, and the bite area has a red ring around it. According to what I’ve been able to find, that means I’m headed to the doctor tomorrow, possibly to start a round of antibiotics, as this apparently is a symptom of Lyme Disease.
What’s the expression? When it rains??????