I'm so sorry you are suffering. It's horrible that you have to wait but unfortunately, it happens a lot. After you see your doctor on Thursday, hopefully he will refer you to a Gastroenterologist. Don't forget to tell your doctor that your weight has increased dramatically over a short period of time! If you can't wait, there's always the emergency room.
Hang in there!
Thank you. I will make sure I tell him about my weight, and that I get a referral to a specialist. I figured there was more to it, then go home and diet.
Thank you much,
Please feel free to write or vent whenever you need. Let me know how your appointment goes, if you get a chance? In the interim, there's no shame in going to the hospital if it gets to be too much to handle or if your anxiety gets the best of you. If you want to do some reading, let me know. I have some links regarding gallstones, sphincter of oddi dysfunction and pancreatitis. These might help you to understand how your digestive system works and what can be done to help you with the bloating, etc.
Finally, Yahoo! groups are available to you, if you're interested. Like MedHelp, there are never any fees. The benefit of those particular groups is that everyone there has been in similar, if not exact, situation as you are now. Go to Yahoo!. On the left-hand-side of the page, select groups. Search GROUPS for "sphincter", "pancreatitis" or "digestive". There is brief description of each group and you can just choose which ones look interesting. The groups with more members are generally more active. It's kind of nice to have that level of support. I belong to Digestive-Support-and-Information, Pancreatitis_sphincterofoddi and Sphincterofoddi_pancreatitis.
All the best,
yes, any information you have would be great. I did a search, but so many options come up, and it is always hard to know what to read exactly. I go to the Doctor tomorrow late in the afternoon, so I will let you know when I get a chance. I will go to the Yahoo groups and check it out. Thank you so much for your help and support.
Thank you so much. I joined
Wow, the owner sent me a message with mass information and a Library is available as well. This is great!
You should have more than enough information from the group. Maddi has all of my links, so you can access them through the group. There are others, as I mentioned, that have a bit more traffic so, if you're looking for a group who post every day, you may want to join a few others.
All the best,