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by philayl63
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Surgery
Topic: Purple Wings
Replies: 21
Views: 24631

Re: Purple Wings

Karencraig wrote:Fingers crossed for a new appointment Phil. ( You could always buy the calendar, or sponsor us instead)
Sorry Karen but the wife won't let me have Playboy stuff in the house!!!!!!! Phil
by philayl63
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Surgery
Topic: Purple Wings
Replies: 21
Views: 24631

Re: Purple Wings

Hi rogalin, I have just had a letter cancelling my appointment next month with the surgeon to see about this new hernia, they said I will get another appointment in the future! Phil
by philayl63
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Surgery
Topic: Request a stoma bag yourself
Replies: 3
Views: 7871

Re: Request a stoma bag yourself

Hi Louise, I asked about a ileostomy as like yourself for 13 years I was fed up of living half a life, the other half I spent in the toilet. Four years on and I can't tell how pleasant it has been not to have to worry about where the nearest toilet is, no pain or "accidents". If I was driving down a...
by philayl63
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Surgery
Topic: Purple Wings
Replies: 21
Views: 24631

Re: Purple Wings

No chance here rogalin, last time the camera broke and when I smiled my face cracked. I'm afraid this 70 year old body isn't even worth looking at when fully clothed, and my face is that lined when I fell asleep in a Motorway Services someone traced their route to Portsmouth using my face. I wish yo...
by philayl63
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Surgery
Topic: Pain in rectal stump following a total colectomy
Replies: 6
Views: 9748

Re: Pain in rectal stump following a total colectomy

Hi Clara, I had the Total Proctectomy in Feb this year, it involved a hospital stay of six days but did take a few months to settle down. I am really glad I had it done, and wouldn't hesitate to have it done again in the same circumstances, an infected stump can be nuisance. I would recommend having...
by philayl63
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: Recently diagnosed colitis
Replies: 15
Views: 12046

Re: Recently diagnosed colitis

Good to hear from you Phil, how are you keeping? The dynamic duo hey? I rather like the sound of that!! Do we get to wear capes and underpants over our trousers? :lol: :lol: NO!!!! Not the underpants over the trousers again! Didn't the police warn you bout that? I'm doing Ok thanks rogalin, have be...
by philayl63
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: Post Birth Flare Up- Struggling
Replies: 3
Views: 9107

Re: Post Birth Flare Up- Struggling

Hi there, Colitis can be a particularly debilitating disease and you need all the help you can get from your GP and if you have access to one a Colorectal specialist nurse. It's all the running to the toilet that makes you feel so tired, ask if it is ok to take Loperamide, they really can help to ca...
by philayl63
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: Recently diagnosed colitis
Replies: 15
Views: 12046

Re: Recently diagnosed colitis

Hi John, some great advice from Karencraig and Rogalin, then again I wouldn't expect anything less from the "Dynamic Duo" of the Colitis world :lol: I suffered for over 12 years before deciding that enough was enough and opting to take the damn colon away, but that's another story or two! Have you t...
by philayl63
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Medications
Topic: First time on steroids advise
Replies: 8
Views: 8544

Re: First time on <a href=

Hi, any side effects from the steroids disappear quite quickly one you start tapering off them, so I wouldn't worry about them, the benefits they give far outweigh any short term use. Phil
by philayl63
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: Nasty flare up
Replies: 2
Views: 3826

Re: Nasty flare up

Hi, unfortunately these are the symptoms of UC, you might need steroid tablets instead of the suppositories, I always found the suppositories wouldn't stay in when having a bad flare up. You are definitely not dying, you will feel washed out with the continual running to the loo which will make you ...