Monday, February 22, 2010

the diagnonsense

well, it turns out i will live after all. I saw Dr. Sean and he drew labs and checked my blood counts and they were all normal (well one was low but it was low a few months ago, and it is not critical or anything). He thinks the vomiting blood and the blood in the stool is not related. As for the vomiting blood, the Dr. thinks I have a Mallory-Weiss tear but he did not say anything about an endoscopy or anything like that. He didn't think it was serious as long as there was not alot of blood coming out. I don't know. It seems to me 5 years ago when I lived in Salt Lake I threw up a little blood and got an endoscopy right away. But whatever.

With the whole poo thing, Dr.Sean thinks I have a bacterial infection. This seems likely to me, since Chris has been sick with the same symptoms (except no blood). So he gave me some antibiotics for that.

Sorry for all the gross details. I wasn't really "with it" when I commented on my last post. I'm feeling alot better now though.


I Hate to Weight said...

i have thrown up blood and it turned out to be okay. can you ask for an endoscopy, just to be sure. it's you're right! meditate on not caring what medical staff thinks. we're paying them.

i have had blood in the stool, and it was an infection. i also have the hemmrhoid effect (sorry for the TMI)

anyway, i have everything checked thoroughly without shame. yes, i made a mess of my intestinal track from top to bottom, but there's not much i can do about that now.

chin up, shoulders back. you have a right to inquire about your health, to take care of your health and to ask healthcare professionals to do, afterall, what is their jobs.

Cammy said...

So glad you got it checked out. Just don't be afraid to go back in if you feel something isn't right. Glad you're starting to feel better, take it easy this week!

Tia said...

i'm still worried for you. blood is NOT a good thing and some docs are not careful enough. blood = something's wrong. i hope you get the med attn you obviously need hon. i worry.

Mary Lynn said...

Lisa, bloody stool is a symptom of a Mallory-Weiss tear. If he thought it was that, maybe he should have put two & two together.. Sounds to me like you have an odd doctor! Ha.
Also, an endoscope isn't generally used unless it's like really severe bleeding, so though it may be disconcerting, it'll be okay. Not to say that wouldn't freak me out.. Because it totally would! lol :)

Anyway, I hope you get to feeling better, girlie. I'm glad everything is going to be alright, and I hope that you can begin taking better care of yourself- you deserve it. Your kids need you- we ALL need you!
Love ya, girlie :)

<3 ML

Eating Alone said...

Just remember that doesn't mean you can start purging again like mad! This is just a minute to say you need to stop purging. Did you tell your doctor that you are purging as often as you are?

I'm happy your going to be ok just wish I knew better how to help.