Thanks, I hope so too! We already have the flights booked and one of the places where we'll be staying so we can't back out of the trip. There are only two GI's here both in the same office without voicemail. I called the GI's office today and asked if my referral had run out and told the receptionist and that the ER doctor was going to send the GI the ER report. She said the report would be sent to the GI's mailbox at the hospital. That if I was triaged as urgent I would be seen right away. If not then they are booking into December and that there is no way I would be able to see him before our vacation. Very frustrating to say the least! The ER doctor had asked if I had ever had ulcerative colitis and I said no. I asked about IBD and he said my age did fall within the peak ages so that it's possible this could be the start of it.
I'm cramping again today and don't have many options when it comes to liquid diets today. The humidex is already 90F and will hit 102F later today. It's too warm to walk to the grocery store to pick up other liquids such as broth, jello, ginger ale, etc.. Maybe my boyfriend will be able to pick up more when he's back home by 9:05pm. I hope I won't have bleeding again. I don't understand why at the ER the doctor didn't order a colonoscopy or a sigmoidoscopy because that would have shown more.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured!