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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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sel_barton
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. *_*)

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