Saturday, January 27, 2007

More Down to Earth

A new bathroom just about anyone can afford...from Playmobil

Friday, January 26, 2007

Tummy Trouble Throne

I hate the word John and the word throne for these items. I will learn to love them when I win this-the ultimate tummy troubled contest!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Well I went to the doctor

To the general practice doctor. It wasn't a UTI, which is what I was figuring. At least the quick test didn't say so. I saw a different doctor in the practice, new guy, wet behind the ears.

He kept asking stupid questions like: have you been running a fever? Umm no, I am on nice meds that would mean that if I had run any sort of significant fever I would BE IN THE HOSPITAL. Any blood in the stool? I have crohn's that is a daily if not hourly occurrence. Any nausea, vomiting? Again, I have CROHN's. Any stomach pain? ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGh At one point after I said I have crohns so it is hard to say, he said he did go to medical school. At which point I was DONE. His answer was he thinks I have pulled a muscle. (Was I in a car accident? Was I sure I hadn't been in a car accident?)

He wants me to get an x-ray. Why??????? That never was clear why. and come back in a week. Sigh. It felt better-like vanished-for about 24 hours, but now it is back to hurting like hell. sigh. I wanted it to be a simple infection-antibiotics. all better. But no, instead, tests.

I don't know whether I want to waste the time going back. I 99% sure the xray will show nothing, which will mean more tests. More money. More time off work. Fairly certain though it isn't a pulled muscle. Pulled muscles don't make you exhausted. They don't make you pee all the time. They don't last for 3 months.

Monday, January 15, 2007


Ok, I guess I should say something but of course saying something makes it real and that is what I have been avoiding since November. I need to go to the doctor. The strange possibly kidney related back pain isn't going away and has led to an interesting host of other issues now...a new variety of poop coloration, and exhaustion. Serious, mind numbing sleep a lot exhaustion...which I would blame on other things but really don't think that is the case.

Of course, the problem is with any unclear I see the regular doc or the g.i. doc? (are there any votes for just waiting some more to see if it goes away?)

Monday, January 01, 2007

Maybe I need to add one

In Spain...they add a pooping peasant to Nativity Scenes. For a picture go here

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to the Tummy Troubled! I bet there are a bunch of temporarily tummy troubled today, but my greeting is more for all of you long-term tummy troubled. Mine isn't too bad today. Yesterday was really bad most of the day.

Hope it is a healthy new year for everyone.