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Discussion in 'Health and Legal Information' started by SouthernVaper, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Triumph

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    Hmmm I think I probably would've opted for surgery after a year of steroids, though it must've been a tough call that I wouldn't like to have had to make, that said, the thought of surgery scares me shitless!. I can't imagine taking cancer drugs was much more fun than the steroids, but at least it got you to the point where you got the drugs that were helping I guess, sounds like a long road travelled.

    i really do feel for you & your son, it's not a nice prospect even thinking that they may suffer the same problems, so fingers crossed that it isn't crohns, it may turn out to be nothing to worry about.

    i was concerned that the extra gasses I'm putting into my body (and releasing!) may trigger something off, but I guess there's nothing to worry about there? At the moment it feels like I'm getting over a bad crohns flare up, don't know if its ciggie withdrawals or what, but I feel so drained I'm struggling to do anything at all from day to day without feeling completely exhausted, I'm hoping it passes or I may be tempted to go back to the ciggies as I can't function like this for much longer.

    Yeah, stress has a lot to do with it (I find it stressful going for a colonoscopy and looking at the firemans hose reel and thinking shit, surely they're not going to use ALL that! :stop:) I'm finding myself more stressed about silly things ATM, but I'm sure as my ciggie thoughts pass, so will that.

    heres to bowel pleasing vaping!!!

     
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  3. SouthernVaper

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    It was that bad that opting for surgery was a easy option. When you are that bad the prospect of what could hapen is nothing compared to what is happening. Yes its been a long road travelled and not one that I am finished travelling lol

    Gasses wise the only effect it has had on me is fruity releases (as I vaoe fruit flavours im guessing) lol

    Ciggies IMO wont help the flare up.

    I am at a point now where I am refered back to the GP as everything is basically under control with just a 3 monthly blood test, when I remember. Always getting told off for not getting bloods done regular lol.

    Even when it does flair up it dont beat me never has many a person would be signed off and on disability benefit with what I have and still do suffer. Arthritis now is a constant issue and also a constant pain which I do not take pain killers for as I am not getting addicted again, but as said it is manageable.

    You need to chill bud and if ya ever want to share stories or experiences please do message me.

    I agree VIVA VAPING

     
  4. Triumph

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    Yeah, I guess it comes to a point when enough is enough, but for me it'd still be a tough call.

    as for fruity releases, my dad (with colitis) can clear a room in 5 seconds, I remember as a kid being astonished and somewhat disgusted at how something could smell THAT bad!! Now I'm in the same boat, but to make it worse, following on from my discectomy I have cauda equina syndrome, which means I can't feel hardly anything around my bum, so my stinkers often take me, and whoever I'm with by surprise! Not good in company!

    i know what you mean about forgetting blood tests! I often try to bluff the gastro that I have had them, but I think they're onto me!! Which reminds me I have to have one done this week....

    im of the same mind as you, if I physically can go to work, I will, I think just festering at home wouldn't help matters and if anything I'd just ending up feeling worse. Though if you do have to take any sizeable sick time from work, I was informed you are covered by the disabilty discrimination act, that is if you're employed rather than self employed.

    Yeah pain killer addiction isn't great either, after my back op they gave me a bin bag (literally) of painkillers, mostly tamazepam, thankfully I managed to come off them pretty quickly and binned them (now I'm wishing I peddled them to pay for vaping gear!!:woot:) but I imagine its very difficult with arthritis, I wouldn't like to imagine what that's like.


    i WAS just relaxing, now my protank has decided it wants to give me bonfire taste aaarrrggghhh fkn thing!



     
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  6. SouthernVaper

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    gotta hate the burnt juice taste I had carto block without realising mouth full of hot juice whilst driving not good at all.

    I say mouthful was a few bits really.

    I think the solution to your releasing of pungent gas and not knowing is

    Get a dog.................................blame the dog problem sorted.
     
  7. Triumph

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    Hahah yeah, we have the most flatulent cat in England If I'm to be believed!!!
     
  8. SouthernVaper

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    knew it was the cat, you can imagine what its like in my household son is always on the trumpet and so am I.

    But
    that dog stinks
     
  9. Senor Stuff

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    I wasn't glad it wasn't, as it means I'm still effectively undiagnosed and left on meds until they decide to look for something else. They say it's Chronic Abdominal Pain Syndrome, which is just them shrugging their shoulders.
    Had my gall bladder removed in case it was that, every test imaginable and still no closer. So 5 years on I still have debilitating nausea, chronic ab pain, trots for 5 years, agoraphobia and depression as a result of the symptoms, and take 15 tablets a day that only help take the edge off. An that's before I try to face the added symptoms of withdrawal when I finally stop these meds, already had issues when codeine and amitryptyline ran out. Sigh :(
     
  10. SouthernVaper

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    Oh not so good then matey............... mine was left undiagnosed for some time as it wasnt A typical ie my blood tests always looked fine.
    After a visit to A&E followed by a further visit 4 days later in a ambulance they decided it was my appendix and took it out. I went home had a sandwich and was back in a ambulance again.

    They then did a be-arum follow through this involes x-rays and 1ltr of god awful stuff that you drink and they keep x-raying and looking at whats happening. Whilst doing this they went live which means they don their lead aprons and constantly x-ray whilst moving the bed type thing your on and the machine. This is how they found what was going on for me. All other tests came back negative and they kept saying IBS. I even paid £130 to go private as I couldnt wait 3 mths to see someone and after 5mins and what was a slight prodding around they said IBS.
    The doc actually said id be very surpeised if it wasnt IBS, I was going to ring the twt and just shout "Suprise" but never did
     
  11. Senor Stuff

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    I've had one of those tests where you drink stuff and they constantly x-ray you, didn't show anything. I'm a medical mystery ;)

    The only thing that has helped, well mentally, was having a tattoo done. It gave me something tangible that I could focus my aggression on and everyone said it helped my moods a lot.
    http://instagram.com/p/Ye2OF3gWYu/
     
  12. SouthernVaper

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    lol nice tat mate. Hope they find wtf is going on for ya soon buddy
     

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