Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Well today was the day. I had my endoscopy this morning bright and early. I was really nervous so they sedated me more heavily than they did for my colonoscopy. I fell asleep shortly after they numbed my throat. I guess later when I was coming to in recovery I wasn't making much sense and my husband started making comments about unicorns. Even under the influence of drugs and not able to speak correctly I guess I gave him an unamused face. The doctor says my esophagus looked good. The lining of my stomach was inflamed a little so they took a biopsy there and the walls of the fold of my small intestine were "smoother than I like to see" according to the doctor, and they took a biopsy there too, but I promised I would do zero research. So this is me NOT googling it.
The sedation always makes me feel a bit queasy and of course it makes me tired beyond belief so when we got home (way ahead of schedule) I collapsed on the bed and slept for several hours while Chris peeked in on me every once in a while. Eventually I felt OK enough to be vertical for short periods of time. And then even later I felt OK enough to shower (but it made me feel queasy) and eat.
My follow-up appointment is June 24.
My dietitian appointment (that I have been waiting a few weeks for) was supposed to be next Tuesday and the clinic had to call and cancel because apparently one of the dietitians is on vacation and they don't have enough people to cover all the patients. I could either go this afternoon (which wasn't possible due to endoscopy) or June 10...the morning after my sister-in-law's wedding, which I am in. So now I get to be up bright and early the next day AND wait three more weeks before getting the dietary advice to start my low-FODMAP diet.
I will hopefully have my biopsy results in 2-3 weeks.
I know the doctor told my mom and husband he was specifically looking for celiacs in the small intestine (even though blood work was negative, I guess that it can still be a possibility).
OK that's all this cranky girl has to say (sedatives have that affect on me).