I said I was going to quit talking about my elimination problems. Well, no such luck, so skip this post, if you’re as tired of reading about it as I am of struggling with it. Anyway, I called my Gastro the other day to tell him that, even though I had gone a week on his full strength Bowel Retraining program, that I still felt blocked, and he called back yesterday. I’m in the process of drinking down 4 liters of GoLYTELY, by the hardest. I’ve had surgery and colonoscopy preps before, but I used Fleet. At this point, I’d say I’d rather drink a small amount of horrible tasting Fleet than a gallon or so of relatively bland tasting GoLytely! I think I’d be nauseated if I had to drink that many glasses of just plain water every 10 minutes, let alone this stuff.
OK, I’ve griped. I still want my doctor to do a colonoscopy, though, because I don’t think I’m going to have any peace of mind until he does. I’ve tried not to worry, but I really do have the sensation that there’s some kind of tissue blockage. So, I’ll have this to go through again sometime or another soon. Gee, what fun.
Now, I’m praying this does the trick and clears out whatever the problem has been. I’m also praying that I will have peace of mind with what my Gastroenterologist tells me, but that I continue to press for a resolution if I’m not. I have learned that I am the best judge of what my body is doing, not the doctors! And I think God expects me to continue to be my own best patient advocate.