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The World of Me...

Went to the Gastroenterologist today, diagnosis what I thought.
I have what is called Schatzki's Ring --> I have the congenital kind, born with it and every year as I age it gets worse.

I go in on April 12th for an Endoscopy (Camera down my gob) to confirm diagnosis, then I walk around for two days with a camera set two inches above the ring and the tube comes out of my nose and will be hooked to a computer for 48 hours to check if there's also acid reflux causing scar tissue... EWWWWWWWWWW.

Once those tests are done and confirm the obvious... I go in and have a Bougie Dilator shoved down there to have it opened up.

Dad had to go through that twice before his opened up enough.

Not looking forward to it at all. No Sir.


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Mar. 23rd, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
It sounds very icky. Given that your dad went through it twice, I'm guessing it will be worth it in the long run. Good luck, hon. *huggles*
Mar. 23rd, 2005 09:34 am (UTC)
Phew! I'm sorry to hear it's that, but I'm glad that it's something treatable. *Snuggles* I hope everything goes well.
Mar. 23rd, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC)
The "great" world of acid reflux. *_* Considering Mom has it and I have the symptoms, I know what that part is like without all the extra problems. If you don't already elevate the head of your bed 6 inches, it's a great help, not to mention extra fun when you travel and the maids come in. They will seriously think they are seeing things, and it becomes amusing to watch them. (The only funny part of Dad's open heart surgery in Charleston.)

I'm glad it's something that can be treated though. And I'm also very glad they aren't just patting you on the head and telling you it's all in your head. (Mom and I both have had doctors do that, mine after the specialist ran the tests and sent the results proving I have colitis.)

I hope everything goes well. (I'll say that now, because unless I see something about it again right then, I'll probably not remember until it's too late to tell you. Like 5 minutes too late seems to be my standard. *_*)
Mar. 23rd, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
ick Xx;.

though the procedure doesn't sound TOO nasty *read the page you linked too*, it still... yipe *hates doctors offices and hospitals Xx;*.

Good luck, D ^__^.

Mar. 23rd, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
Yus, Corporal D, you've got two Bougies on your six.


Aack! That is just yucky. Guess you better work on your deep throat technique huh?


Hope that will help though.

You have some f*cked up genetics, you know? Fate gave you amazing talents and balanced it out with a hell of a lot of health issues.

Genetic irony indeed.
Mar. 23rd, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
I send you my strength... be stong *hug*... (what scares me is after readig the symptoms... *ponders*)
Mar. 23rd, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yuk! On the other hand, I guess with the camera we can really see what the true fablespinner is like inside. yeah.

Sucks, though. I suggest lots of vodka.
Mar. 23rd, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, poor D. From someone who has spent huge amounts of time in Gastroenterologists' offices over the years, you have my understanding and sympathy. I know this sounds ridiculous, but almost be glad of your diagnosis. Something is wrong with you, but at least you know what and they can fix/help it. When I was in High School (5 years ago), I had nearly 2 and a half years with what felt like a never ending stomach virus. After 3 doctors, 2 endoscopies, 2 colonoscopies, and a great many tests that involved long hours at the hospital and drinking nasty things, I was informed I had IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). What this really happens to be, is the name they slap on every stomach problem they can't identify. So all anyone could do for me was treat the symptoms, which worked with overall poor success. This eventually faded as I got older, though my stomach still hates me.

The point of this random and totally unasked for story of my life, was to say I'm so sorry for anyone who must visit the horrible realm of Gastroenterologists, but I'm very glad they can help/fix you. I'll be thinking nice opening thoughts for you.

Mar. 24th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
Oh D. darling, I was hoping they would have better news for you. As I've said before I detest doctors BUT they are a necessary evil. If you need someone I'm here.
Mar. 24th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
I knew going in what the news was going to be really, I just want it over with now. >
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