Kym - good luck tomorrow! Please let me know how it goes!
Annie - thank you so much for all of the ideas and resources, as usual! You are truly amazing! I have been using hydrocortisone rectal suppositories off and on, especially when i have a ton of rectal pain or sensitivity. I will definitely ask my surgeon on Wednesday about the other ones. My physical therapist really doesn't do a whole lot with the biofeedback, just basically uses it to get a measurement of how i am doing with incontinence. I saw her this past Tuesday and she felt I was doing much better in that area; however, she said it is still a huge issue that i strain all the time, and that is something my doctors need to work on with me.
I did see the gyn last Wednesday...and that was a totally disheartening appointment. I have only seen her once before as I had to switch doctors after my original gyn lost her practice. They did an internal ultrasound, which didn't show much except that my bowel was right on top of my ovaries. Don't know if that matters or not. She then addressed the issue of rectal and vaginal bleeding simultaneously, and said she should really take a biopsy of my uterian wall...but that i'm too much of a high risk and shouldn't undergo anymore surgery. She also said that i look healthy and am beautiful so i should just forget about it, and that i wouldn't want to go through it. I also told her about the pressure I have in my rectum and vaginal when i strain, and she said again that i should just let it go unless i am feeling really sick because i won't like the treatment, and saying again i'm too high risk. She told me i was welcome to get a second opinion by one of her colleagues, but that i should just let it go... While I would love to ignore this all and move on with my life, i fear developing the prolapse again, not to mention, this was not supposed to happen after my colectomy. I called my GI doctor to let him know what she said and he was appalled and said he felt like she just didn't want to deal with me. He strongly urged me to get a 2nd opinion and said I could wait and talk to my surgeon about it at my appointment, but that he thinks it's important to get to the bottom of it because i am such a complicated case. So I am going to talk to my surgeon about this all on Wednesday and see what he suggests and if he has any recommendations for who to go to. I also told my PT therapist and she said the same thing as my GI doctor and that hopefully my surgeon will have some suggestion to make with doctors he knows and who are specialized in this type of surgery... Realistically, I don't know what the issue is or what treatment might entail. I'm trying not to think of it right now, but do want this to be resolved. I just don't know if it is anything that can be fixed.
Hope you are all doing well! Cannot believe it is already August!
Love and hugs