Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Here we go...

Hi everyone,

I'm still having nausea today - so I decided I'd better go ahead and push up my visit with my doctor. I saw him at 2PM today, and he immedately called my surgeon - and a friend of his that is a gastrointerologist.

So he sent me down to see Dr. Azad straight from his office, and they've basically decided that it could be one of three things:

  • A stricture - the food isn't passing through because of scar tissue
  • An ulcer
  • Gallbladder that possibly needs to be removed

So tomorrow morning - I'll be in outpatient surgery having a scope done down my throat - thank goodness for good drugs!! From there - Dr. Azad will be able to see if there is an ulcer anywhere, or if there is a stricture. If it is a stricture - he'll be able to stretch it with a baloon, but it will take three scopes to get it completely stretched to where it should be.

He said that 80% of the time though, it looks completely normal - which means they'll have to start looking at the gallbladder option.

Since I can't match the problem to any trigger food - they're having to be aggressive to figure out what it is - in the mean time though - I'm only to have my protein shakes. It's sort of like going back to week 1 out of surgery. (only I can tollerate 4 ounces at a time instead of 2)

I won't be able to go to work tomorrow - I'll have to come home and rest because of the drugs. So that means another day off, but I'd rather that than feel bad, right?!