02-22-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
katiebel
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Ugh......

I had surgery on 2/7/11 where they remove part of my small intestines and any abcesses inside me. I came home with an ilestomy bag for 3 months. Which is all good. I passed out after being home a week after I got out of the shower and had to go to the hospital for bloodwork. Long story short. My blood work came back not good my WBC was 5 points higher than when I left the hospital from my surgery. Went back to the hospital the next day for fluids bc they also said I was dyhratried(sp??) Got pumped up with 2 bags of fluids and went home. So basically they aren't sure if I have another abcess or an UTI. They want me to come in today for another cat scan. I HATE drinking that contrast and don't want to do it!!! My mom being a nurse of course I have to. And I do want to make sure everything on the inside is ok. I am scared that it won't be and I'll need more surgery. I am hoping it's just an UTI. I really don't want to drink that contrast AGAIN!! Yuk. Thanks for letting me vent.. Very nervous - Katie....crabby1:
02-22-2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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Hi Katie, sorry to hear you're going through a rough patch. If it's a UTI, I would think they'd just have you pee in a cup and test it, before making you drink contrast and go through another scan, right? I've had numerous UTIs in the past and I've never had to have a scan for one. There was another thread on here about how multiple CT scans can raise the risk of cancer, so I would make sure to ask about that before the scan to ensure it's totally necessary. Maybe they could give you something like an MRI instead, which doesn't subject the body to any radiation. Good luck, and I hope they find out what's wrong with you and I hope you are able to avoid the scan & contrast.
02-22-2011, 10:39 AM   #3
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They are having me pee in a cup also. I hope they check the pee first!! lol
02-22-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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Hi Katiebel, ah yeah I hate drinking that stuff! Vile! I hope it's the best answer for you, it's a lot to go through at once x
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02-23-2011, 06:30 PM   #5
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They are having me pee in a cup also. I hope they check the pee first!! lol
That's what I was thinking! Haha. I hope you feel better and don't have to have surgery again. Sending good thoughts.
02-24-2011, 11:46 PM   #6
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Oh, Katie, so sorry to hear you are going through all this garbage. I hope it is "just" a UTI. Good thoughts headed your way from Texas.
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