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ORDEAL !
By Tom Hyland
Last edited: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012



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CAUTION: NOT FOR THE 'FAINT OF HEART'!

SEVEN DAYS OF: FEAR, ANXIETY, STRESS ...

WHY DOES THE 'UNKNOWN' SCARE US SO MUCH?

IS IT SIMPLY THINGS BEYOND OUR 'CONTROL'?







ORDEAL !

Tuesday 9/11/12

© - Tom Hyland - DOB - 8/25/40 - 72.

Complaint: CONSTIPATED since Tuesday, 9/4/12 - 7 Days!

Normally 2-3 Bowel movements per day, for years!

Rx INFO - only 1 Omeprazole 40 mg. per day - since 2008 - 4 yrs. For Acid Reflux.
Other Supplements - Omega3, Vit.D3- 5,000 IU, Magnesium, Multi-vit, Probiotic,

Monday, 9/3 - 1 Slice Spam & 2 eggs for Breakfast.
Lunch - Tuna salad sandwich, w/lots of Onions & potato chips.
Evening - ate Lots of Cheese (est. 8 oz.) w/ Ham & chips & pretzels.

Tuesday, 9/4 - Hot Dog w/ Onions & chips for Brunch in afternoon.
Symptoms started - GAS - took 1 Simethicone Gel tab 125mg.
Broken tooth hanging prevented eating that night. Had juice.

Wednesday, 9/5 - Got tooth extracted by Dentist in am.
Symptoms - Bloating & GAS !
Took 1 Hydrocodone / APAP 5/325 mg for Pain . 3 pm.
Took 1 more Simethicone tab for gas also.
Worked from 12 to 9 pm.
Ate bowl of Chicken & Dumplings
Took 1 Perkaset & 1 gel tab for gas.

Thursday , 9/6 - Still bloated w/gas - No Pain! Did Not go to work!
Used Fleet enema - 10 Oz. - then 10 Oz. bottle of Citrate of Magnesia.
Small amount of feces purged, mostly liquid! GAS & Bloating Gone!
Took 2 Senna tablets - stool softener. Ate 3 dried Prunes.
Only ate small bowl Chicken Noodle soup w/crackers.

Friday, 9/7 - 12 Noon - ate Bacon & Egg sandwich w/ 12 oz. Decaf coffee.
around 2 pm, son, a Chiropractor, discovered I had an Abdominal Hernia!
That BULGE where muscles had separated was present for 6 months or longer? I was aware, but nothing hurt, so I ignored. He advised on seriousness to get checked out, possible surgery,
At 3 pm, ate small salad w/dressing & 1 slice of Pizza w/green olives.

Around 10 pm, took dose (2 teaspoons) of Epsom Salts!
Mostly Liquid Spurts every 3 hrs. or so.
In evening, ate 2 prunes, then 7 oz. of Mandarin oranges in juice.

Saturday, 9/8 - NO GAS OR BLOATING, but still no normal bowel movement!
At 4:30 pm, second dose of Epsom salts (1 tablespoon) & Fleet Enema again.
First expulsion, just Liquid - 2 hours later, bunch of small chunks expelled.
Most purge in 4 days!
Around 9 pm, first feeling of Hunger - ate bowl of cereal w/milk.

Sunday, 9/9 - Purge around 6 am, mostly liquid. Back to bed. Slept well.
At 10:30 am, good expulsion w/ more small chunks.
Took Pills: 1 Omeprazole, 2 Vi. D3, 2 Probiotics, 1 Omega3.
At 3 pm, ate beef & gravy w/2 slices of bread.
At 5 pm, went to Patient First, hoping to get either an Ultra-Sound or
Cat-Scan, to check for Blockage - no luck - only X-Ray machine.
Over to ER at Bayview, waited in line, told story, got registered, bracelet
Applied, told to have a seat - whereupon I asked: “What kind of Wait are
We talking about?” ... About THREE HOURS! “Just to go to another room
And get a ‘picture’ taken?” THE DOCTOR HAS TO SEE YOU FIRST!
“Would you please remove this bracelet?” SNIP!

Back home at 6 pm, took 3rd dose of Epsom Salts - ate bowl of tuna fish
w/ potatoes. Then 7 prunes for desert. Up at 4 am, with large ‘spurts’!

Monday, 9/10 - Contacted Primary Doc’s Office - scheduled appointment for Wed. 10:15.
Contacted St. Agnes Med. Records, need copy from 2008 admission sent.
Worked 8 hours - 2 Tasty Kake cupcakes for lunch. 1 Donut . 5 pm,
Soft pretzel . 9 pm ... mouth still tender from extraction.

Tuesday, 9/11 - SUCCESS !!! 9 AM ...

FIRST ‘NORMAL’ BOWEL MOVEMENT IN EIGHT DAYS!

GOD BLESS ‘EPSOM SALTS’ !!!

© - TKH.

P.S. - Figured out Cause of Abdominal Hernia ...

In Winter, Lugging 40 Pound Bags of Wood Pellets from Car to Trailer!

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Reviewed by S. Tucker 10/14/2012
I'm just going to give you my sympathies because if I get started on my opinion of doctors I'll still be ranting here this time tomorrow.

Hugs, babe
Sand
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 9/12/2012
I'm familiar with your problems, Tom...SOOOOO



My Tips: Dulcolax Stool Softener(NOT Lax) 1 - twice a day

-OR-

4 tblsp JIF Creamy P'nutbutter on 1 slice bread/toast 1 hour b4 bedtime (gotta be CREAMY)

-OR-

4-5 stewed prunes morning or lunch

The above can be taken/eaten daily 'til problem solved :o)



Stewed Prunes: 1 pkg Sunkist dried prunes, 2 cups water, 1 halved lemon sliced thin; place ingredients in a pot, bring to boil, lower

heat to simmer and simmer for 1 - 1-1/2 hr (replacing water to keep prunes & lemon slices covered). Let cool and put in covered container to store in refrig. (A 'relief' recipe from both my Irish and German Grandmothers)

Drink plenty (as in 60-80 oz) of water every day

AND...CUT BACK ON THE BREADS AND POTATOES (yeah, hard for me to do, too :o)

Blessings and Love and Relief to you, Tom - Micke
Reviewed by John Martin 9/11/2012
I love the disclaimors on TV drug advertising these days...."If you should start bleeding from your eyes, ears and nose...have serve chest pains, numbness in the arms and legs and trouble breathing after taking this medication you should contact your doctor."... and that's just for a toe nail fungus drug. Does that mean that if you have sympthoms like those and are not taking the drug, you don't have to contact your doctor? I'd rather have a mushroom growing on my big toenail before I'd risk taking something like that.

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