Feb 01, 2011 - 11:50 am
I've been having GI symptoms since New Years Eve. I hardly slept that night, and started having pure liquid BM's in the early morning. Stayed in all day and felt fine the next day, even went to a pot luck and ate whatever I wanted. I felt pretty good for about a week, then started to have diarrhea, and had a repeat performance of the no sleep business and liquid stools. Since then, I've been gassy at both ends and have not had a "regular" BM once. Nevertheless, I'm eating normally, and am not bloated, have no pain (except sometimes a little gas pain), and energy is normal. I even went skiing for three days. I called my gyn/onc yesterday morning, and was told to get some cultures done. Saw my family doctor today and had blood drawn (looking for inflammatory markers, and CA-125 at my request), and was given vials for 4 different stool samples. I've had this kind of thing before, but never for so long. If I didn't have OC, I wouldn't be so concerned, but now, I'm totally freaked out. I never thought I would want c. diff, or Crohn's disease, but I think either of those would be preferable to a recurrence. I just had my 3 month follow up after chemo, and my CA-125 was as expected and the CT scan was NED, which just makes me think that if this is a recurrence, I'm in for pure hell.