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?!


  1. Aw, honey! At least you are going to find out what is going on tomorrow! I'll be waiting to hear how things went and I'll be praying for you!

  2. I'm glad they're taking care of you! Keep us posted. As always, wellness prayers your way dear!

  3. oh Kim. I hope they find out what's wrong. Good luck!!!

  4. I am so sorry you are going through this. I am praying that they can quickly and easily locate the issue and that it is a simple fix. If you need anything at all please let me know. I am here for you!!

  5. Good luck. I hope all goes well!


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