Friday, November 20, 2015

A Difference A Month Makes

What an up and down month it's been.
I haven't had the energy or desire to write for awhile and the main reason....very difficult to sit.
It started out with a peri anal abscess but it started to drain on its own, so no need for hospital visit (which I'm always thankful for).  That lasted about 3 weeks before the dreaded discovery that it was now a fistula and leaking out the hole....god that hurts.  I was so afraid to go to the bathroom that I did what most of us do and stopped eating.  I know its not a great idea, but the alternative was pain and I have dropped 10 lbs.  It was at this point that I took the trip to the ER and ended up having surgery but the surgeon couldn't find the fissure so did his best to relieve the pain.  Three days later I was home still with a hole in my body, but no cavity for the fissure to fill so at least I can go to the bathroom with minimal pain.  Needless to say I haven't been able to work work, no money.
Now I have an appointment with a colorectal surgeon and an MRI.  Always before Christmas. Monday is D-Day and see what the surgeon has to suggest. 
Ironically, the Remicade IS working for the rest of the Crohn's, just not the abscesses.


Dad said...

You know I am here.
You know that you can ANYTIME.
If there is anything I can do, I will do my best.

Anonymous said...

Vernon,I wish I had a magic wand to wave over you to make this vile disease disappear.Aiways in my thoughts.xx

verena said...

Sending vibes! I had the whole perianal abscess turned into a fistula thing too! It can take a while to heal- but once it's gone, it may be gone for a while. FINGERS CROSSED.

Vern Laine said...

Thanks everyone! Healing slowly, MRI next month