Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The gastric emptying study was today. Since this is my 3rd, I think I have an idea of what's going on when looking at the pictures (not that I'm sure I'm right) but after 3 hours it looked like everything was sitting at the bottom of my stomach but not moved through it. Then about a half hour later I felt a bit of a tearing/pushing pain and at the 4 hour picture it looked like some pushed through. So with luck, it will show that it wasn't normal.
In the waiting rooms there are signs all over saying food and water are not allowed. Some woman decided that didn't include her and she was right in front of me eating something that looked like cheetos. The nausea hit so hard my head spin and I nearly threw up. I asked her to take it out of the room since it wasn't allowed in there, it was making me sick, and thus it was going to throw off my test. She got angry! Seriously woman, the rules apply to you too! After glaring at me for a half hour she stormed out, probably to eat, then came back and sat in the corner pouting/fuming.
Very long day ahead tomorrow. I have 4 tests I have to do tomorrow (one of which is just a line being placed down my throat for a 24 hour pH test, and will be taken out on Friday). One of them looks to be a type of endoscopy which means I'll be sedated for it. So it will be a tough and exhausting day. Then Friday I get my results and hopefully treatment options. Right now, it's time for bed!
Monday, December 05, 2011
I'm horribly exhausted from today. The initial appointment went well. But after having 8 tubes of blood drawn I was incredibly weak. We got back to the hotel and I dozed a bit. I had to force myself to get up and walk around the halls a little to try to be awake enough that I could make myself have some ensure and water for dinner.
Tests start tomorrow. I'm glad my dad is with me because there is absolutely no way I could've done this alone! My body keeps wanting to give out and I'm at a point where even when I'm fighting it's too hard.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
The past few days have continued to get more and more crazy. There is so much I could tell all of you, but I'm quite exhausted. Instead, here's a quick run-down.
I put in 44 hours of work M-F this week. My boss got upset about her computer not working and I got it taken out on me. Saturday I worked 6.5 hours (had things that needed to be done next week) so that puts me to 50.5 hours worked in 6 days. As I left work yesterday, it was snowing and it ended up being about 4". Still, my mother went with me (too worried to let me go alone) to see Immortals. (TVD fans I posted about it in the team forums.) Luckily, since it is MN, the snow was easily cleared so my flight this morning had no delay. With what it took for me to get from home to the hotel in Philly, it would've been a nightmare if I hadn't had some really nice people helping me out. If a few people hadn't given me a little extra help, I'm not sure how I would've made it - I'm incredibly exhausted as it is. If I have time and energy tomorrow maybe I'll talk about all the nice things people did for me today.
So tomorrow is my first appt with the doctor at Temple. I'm a little nervous, but maybe I found my way to Temple for a reason.
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