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Well after 2 1/2 years of chronic right side stomach pain. Constipation full of yellow mucous and at times uncontrollable bowel movement.
My life has been spent just laying in bed and squeezing the pain.
I was unable to be a father to my 5 year old daughter and my wife of 6 years and partner of 10. I was failing.
I’d had every test known. CT scan. Endoscopies and colonoscopes. Barium meal X-ray. All negative.
Even my appendix out as they suspected it was chronic appendicitis. All failed and the pain was just getting worse and worse. I’d been on codeine phosphate. Tramadol etc. All
Worked for a while until my tolerance grew and it came back 10 fold.
The general surgeon who removed the Appendix believed it could have been referred back pain. SO WRONG
Then I changed GP who said there was one last test. Faecal cal-protecting which came back raised.
So after reading this forum. Everyone said push for pill capsule/endoscopy. Which showed. Erosions and pockets of inflammation in the small
So she started me on. Cortiment Budesonide 9mg 6 week. 6mg 6 week and the. Continue on 3 mg permanently. Also using buscopan 10mg and Adcal-D3 calcium carbonate and vitamin D.
It’s now been 5 week. And I feel born again.
My pain as decreases so much. My back pain also. I do keep having the odd uncontrolled bowel explosions. And also had a couple of chest infections and colds. But I’m not laying in bed constantly. As this was the only thing that eased the pain.
I feel more reborn. I was Honestly at the stage I know longer wanted to be here.
Basically don’t give up. Get a good gastroenterologist. Mine is at shellfield hallamshire. She’s gave me my life back and my family their son. Husband and my daughter her Daddy back. Also my friends have the old me back. And to make things better I’m expecting my 2nd child New Year’s Eve.
Don’t give up hope. It takes a while. But there is not a cure. But there is help and support with symptoms.
I believe mine as been caused by genetics with my mum having bowel cancer young and getting e coli food poisoning.
I’ve also found that white bread and red meat are no good for me. But I know we are all different. And I’m sue I will find more triggers.
Thank god for science and medication.
And thank you for those who have taken the time to read this and for the advice pushing for the pull cam.
Thank you for listening
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