Center in Los Angeles... Reba
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Subject: sigmoid blockage scared to death
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> You bet I'm being mismanaged but this is the UK and our health service
> doesn't treat people, only numbers and targets.
> If I ask for a second opinion I will just have to wait months and
> months. I did actually see a different surgeon abou the pain and
> passing out on the toilet in January but he was worse; he didn't even
> investigate or take a proper history. He just said I must have IBS.
> I am very worried about the barium enema. I've had one before but I
> can't remember what the prep was like. I have a horrible feeling that I
> had to take a very strong laxative which would be very dangerous in this
> situation. Even my GP has told me that so I can't understand why the
> surgeon wants to do one but of course I can't get to see him. He
> insists on doing this before seeing me.
> I'm going back to my GP tomorrow but I suspect he will just say the
> surgeon knwos best. I haven't even been given any advice on how to
> manage my diet to prevent a complate blockage. My own research says low
> fibre, low residue but while taking opiates for teh pain, how on earth
> do I avoid constipation when I'm not supposed to take laxatives or