I have cirrhosis and had a TIPS procedure carried out in May 2013 I also have diabetes type 2 and alcoholic dementia. For the past week I have virtually been bed ridden due to constipation although I have a laxative. Which I use when needed I have had a couple of bouts of constipation in the past but it usually corrects itself in a couple of days. This time though I can't seem to get back to normal.
I have had severe lower back pain which moves around to my lower stomach area, also my glucose readings have been very erratic. I don't want to see a doctor just yet as I know I will end up in hospital and I seen enough of them last year to last a lifetime. When the pains I have described go I feel quite well but when they return they can be very disabling. I don't want to worry family and friends largely because I have and still try to be vastly independent. Could anybody offer some advice as it would be greatly appreciated