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12 years 7 months ago #3935 by Jeff_Gill

Hi Rosemary,

I told the doctor yesterday about my problems.
He said don't take anything but Fleet enema.
His reason was you don't want to expand the bowels to much after surgery.
I’ll try the hot water like you and Jean talked about.

Thanks,
Jeff


Update 2/21/2007

Yesterday, I saw my Surgeon he was upset that the resident doctor told me to use Magnesium Citrate last month. Again he said use only fleet enema.

Jeff

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12 years 8 months ago #3705 by Jeff_Gill
Karen E,

You must be your dad’s guardian angel to come up with the cause, good research!
I had a routine blood test last week and have no flags.
I had the super pubic tube and it was no fun sleeping on it once they removed it my life became somewhat normal again.
Best wishes to your dad.

Jeff

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12 years 8 months ago #3689 by KarenE
Hi Jeff, Watch out for Metabolic Acidosis. My Dad had this and no one at the hospital caught it. He had no appetite, It was a struggle to find things he wanted to eat. He landed in the ER twice with high potassium - we all thought due to him not drinking enough water and becoming dehydrated. A long story short,,, after the second visit to the ER with symptoms of a heart attack, I came home and searched the net and found that his symptoms were most likey due to metabolic acidosis. Once he started the bicarbonate he is fine, more like great! After each visit to the ER he was hungry, had an appetite. After getting home his appetite slowly left... I had him start disolving 1 teaspoon of baking soda at night before bed until he could see the kidney doctor. Unbelievable his doctor and nurse didn't see the signs when my Mom called on several occasions telling them what was going on. Very frusterating! My Dad's situation is a little different - had chemo before - neobladder in 7/06 - and just finished chemo after. He is working towards getting the suprapubic catheter out soon. He can't wait to get rid of it!

Karen E.


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12 years 8 months ago #3602 by Jeff_Gill
Hi all,
Wanted to let you know the problem cleared up with Magnesium Citrate.
Still a bit sluggish though. He said the bowels are the last to recovery.
I'm 4 weeks into this and finally feeling good )..
Thanks
Jeff

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12 years 8 months ago #3404 by Jeff_Gill
Hi Rosemary,

I'll take some Raisin Bran tonight and the hot water with lemon in the AM.

Thanks

Jeff

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12 years 8 months ago #3399 by Rosemary
Okay, Jeff,

Another suggestion.  You might try to take a little bit of Raisin Bran soaked in milk at night before retiring.  I know you don't feel like eating, but facing constipation the next day is not comfortable either.
Anyway, I suggest Raisin Bran because I have a sluggish bowel and this almost always works for me.

The next morning when you wake up try your warm water.  It may take a lot of gentle nudging in your bowels so don't expect miracles.  

Take good care of yourself,
Rosemary

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