Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Endoscopy

I had another endoscopy this morning, to follow up on the one done in the hospital before Thanksgiving when I had an ulcer in my esophagus. Since that time, I have been on Prevacid to reduce acid in my stomach, and I have not had any more episodes of spasms or any other symptoms. The procedure went fine this morning, but apparently the tube caused a small tear in the esophagus, so I have quite a sore throat right now. I have to be on a liquid/soft food diet for 7 days, plus take a whole armful of meds! I really hate that the doctor comes and talks to you and gives all these instructions when you are just waking up from anesthesia! I was so groggy, I hardly remember what he said. Mark was there, and he didn't WRITE anything down ( he's a guy ) but remembers... kind of.....what the instructions were. GEESH. So he's off right now to get my 5 prescriptions filled. I expect the doctor's office will be calling in the next day or so to follow up, and then I can ask again what I'm supposed to do. I know the doc said he wanted to see me again in ____ weeks - Mark says maybe 6, maybe 3?

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn't you have a similar problem with an Endoscopy prior to this? Will have to ask your mother.

Lea said...

.. Gosh, and Mark seemed like such an organized notepad in the pocket sort of guy... now you've gone and totally destroyed my image of him~smile~

... Feel better.... saying a prayer of healing for you.. if you need anything just holler... wait! You can't holler you have a sore throat... well, whistle then!

Creech Family said...

Beth-
wish I'd known - I could've brought you some soup or something! Hope you're feeling better and figured out by now what/when to do the next step!
Be sure to tell Eric we said a great big CONGRATS on going to the best school around!! I hope you're enjoying having Alex around a little bit, too. Take care and let us know if you need anything -
-F

Katherine said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on the blog! Came here to check you out and I think I found my twin LOL! Im in NC and your Cornerstone too! How funny! Sorry to hear of your illness! I'll be praying!

Katherine
Cornerstone Classical