Now I Know How the Muppets Feel

Apparently my colon is the very model of a modern major general. No problems up in my bidness so I'm relieved but also a little flummoxed because I have been tested for nearly every autoimmune disorder and they keep coming up empty. Which is good because I don't have Lupus or MS but frustrating since no one can explain the frequent fevers, constant mouth full of canker sores, joint problems, blah, blah bah, I won't bore you with the particulars.

I also got tested for Celiac, which is a severe allergy to gluten, which means you can't eat regular bread or pasta or anything else with flour in it. I was grateful not to have that either because I think if I couldn't eat bread I might not want to live. Plus, as vegetarians, if I eliminated wheat and gluten from my diet, I don't think there would be anything left I could eat besides fruit and cheese and frankly that's just dessert.

So as it stands, I'm feeling clean as brand new white sofa. The colonoscopy itself was no big deal. It was the prep and the hunger that left me cranky. I was so hungry by the time we got to the testing center that I told my hubs I wanted a bagel as soon as I woke up in recovery(yeah, I'm a little bossy.) While he didn't bring it in the recovery room, good man that he is had it waiting for me in the car and while I only hazily remember the first hour after the test, he said I nearly swallowed it whole, take that colon.

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Anonymous said... October 28, 2008 at 8:43 AM  

Lyme's disease?

Like the TP, by the way, with Governator Neiman Marcus on it.

Spatula said... October 28, 2008 at 9:32 AM  

A colon exam - when is it NOT joyous occasion? At least yours came up all boy scouts :-D

Anonymous said... October 28, 2008 at 10:05 AM  

I'm glad to know your colon is doing well. Now, get over here with any remaining EZ Shit, pronto!

~Mountain Lover~ said... October 28, 2008 at 10:31 AM  

Have they done testing for other food intolerances and/or yeast?

derfina said... October 28, 2008 at 12:25 PM  

LOVE your title. Glad to hear you're feeling mo' betterer!

Anonymous said... October 28, 2008 at 12:28 PM  

I think you might have LYme's

Anonymous said... October 28, 2008 at 4:33 PM  

oh yeah there's this rockstar that got Lymes disease. took a battery of tests, no one could figure it out. After a ton o cash, they finally determined it was Lymes. He now hates Deer. He wants to kill them all on site..Bambi and Bambi's mom should be destroyed...was his quote. I think he got it in the woods hunting or something, and Deer's a good nice carriers of ticks.

Anonymous said... October 28, 2008 at 5:21 PM  

adult onset Still's? Might explain the fever...

Anonymous said... October 28, 2008 at 7:20 PM  

sounds a little like colitis or crohns....

formerly fun said... October 28, 2008 at 8:57 PM  

I will mention to doc at follow up, I don't think that's been ruled out but no rash, no rela exposure to ticks. Thanks for suggestion.

all boyscouts, I like that.

Do not go near the EZ Prep, there's nothing easy about it- they lie.

never had any food allergies, they've check for the celiac that's it I think. Yeast? Can people be allregic to yeast, oh god, no pizza?

thanks babe.

anon- will check, you never know, hey have you guys been watching House and Myster Diagnosis? :)

I'd never be a hater on the deers.

Still's? My fevers are low grade not high and spiky, and they mention weight loss as symptom, uh, nope.

doc was suspecting that, hence the colonoscopy. I've been tested for Sjoern's, cyclical neutropenia, Bechet's, AIDs, hepetitis, MS, RA, although I do have a slightly elevated rh factor, dr thinks ra unlikely....... anyhow, this doc is good doc and will proceed with rx therapy for autoimmune. Went on antibiotics when I had appendix removed and all symptoms cleared for about a week after, also completely cleared up after short course of prednisone. Who knows, I'm so over it. Again, thanks for the suggestions, you never know where answers going to come fr

MJ said... October 29, 2008 at 8:15 AM  

Glad to hear there were no problems in your "bidness," but I do hope they find what's wrong.

Laura said... October 30, 2008 at 12:52 AM  

Has anyone mentioned to you the children's virus related to chicken pox-- hand, foot and mouth virus? and it can last in adults for months. The joint pain, and mouth sores-- have you have hand stiffness?

I'm not a doctor, but I play one on the internet.

I remember when my kids had this-- then I got all this joint pain and stiff hands for weeks-- I had found a lot of info on it, but now can't find much (maybe it's Australian internet problems?)

formerly fun said... October 30, 2008 at 1:12 AM  

thanks, me too.

"I just play one on the internet", I love that. i've brought this one up to doc, believe me, me and web md have become well aquainted. I've been dealing with this for almost three years which I think precludes hand and mouth thing? But thanks for suggestion, I just started seeing a new doc and will mention this.

Laura said... October 30, 2008 at 2:49 AM  

I didn't realize it had been going on so long-- definitely I'm sure it would not be that then.

~Mountain Lover~ said... October 31, 2008 at 12:03 PM  

Actually, I was referring to a systemic yeast infection. I've been battling this for a decade. I was on antibiotics on and off for a year in college, in combo with drinking mountain dew by the case.

Unfortunately, most doctors don't acknowledge the problem (typically you have to have AIDS or something to really get an awful infection). So, whenever I start getting symptoms, I start taking special supplements and get an acupuncture treatment and it stops.

~Mountain Lover~ said... October 31, 2008 at 12:07 PM  

P.S. Bread addictions, sugar addictions are all symptoms.

It's interesting and worth a look I think. Which reminds me, I should get on it again, I'm starting to feel tired all the time and my skin is getting dry and itchy.

Bluestreak said... November 16, 2008 at 5:34 AM  

I´m currently being tested for every disease known to man too, so I know the feeling. I think a bagel is what I would want to have too when I recovered.

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