Discussions By Condition: Gastrointestinal conditions

34 yrs old colon removed sooo tired help!!

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: crunchiejoe
  • August 3, 2009
  • 09:42 PM


Its a long long story but basically I had my colon removed in May this yr after an op went wrong. I am 34 yrs old and now am dealing with incontinence and severe exhaustion.

Ive been to my gp and my iron was lowish and sodium was high so I was put on iron tablets which have done nothing. A friend had her colon out and her doctor gave her Vitamin B12 injections but because my blood test was 245 my doctor refuses point blank to give it to me even though I know it has helped so many people who have same condition and who's blood was normal. I bought the B12 patches but no diff as yet, I guess no substitute for the injection. I am exhausted to the point some days I can barely get up and Im sleeping 3-4 hours an afternoon. I know ive had a big op but I was alot iller before this operation. It is still ruining my life. as if having my colon removed wasnt bad enough, the exhaustion is awful. My diet is fine but everything is going through me so fast as without the colon im left with diahhorea. Ive been on antidepressants because of what has happened to me the last 3 years & my gp very patronisingly said my symptoms of LOW MOOD suggest depression, I was not impressed, I know when Im depressed and when my body isnt functioning properly. Id be grateful for any advice or decent websites, Im already in touch with the colestomy association. I do not have an ileus bag, though in the future my surgeon has said i May have to have one. Im really upset that no matter where I turn no-one is helping:confused: I have a family who need their mum back

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.