Saturday, June 28, 2014
So this week was pretty good. I went to the pulmonologist and everything went well there. I have a spirometry test that I need to do this coming week and I don't anticipate it to be bad. I may find out that I have asthma and it will just add another medication and another thing on my medical chart.
I also had my EGD done this week, just yesterday. That was some freaky stuff. I had my father in law take me to my appointment and just as we got on the expressway, we saw 3 helicopters hovering over 95. That can only mean one thing... an accident! We were fortunate that it was going in the opposite direction so we had no issues getting to the surgery center on time.
I can't say that for the doctor though. She was an hour late. The process was a little scary, I haven't ever had an IV in and the nurse had to dig a little to get one but it wasn't that bad. They wheeled me in, put a warm blanket on me and asked me to turn on my side. The pumped some propofol in via the IV and told me to take deep breaths. I could taste a weird taste in my mouth and felt very weird. I think I took 2 breaths and I was out. Next thing you know, I was awake. I found out that I do have some erosion which needs to be addressed. So I'm on omeprazole now. I was going to need it after the surgery anyway so it's no big deal. She also said that she took a few biopsies and I'd hear from them if there were any issues.
I have my CT and echo on Monday, start my lifestyle classes Tuesday, have the spirometry test on Wednesday, go back to the cardiologist on Thursday for a quick BP check and I should have just about everything buttoned up unless something else pops up.
Then I'll have another class on the 8th, 15th, and I go back to the PMRI docs on the 22nd for a final check up before sending all the stuff to the surgeon and the insurance company.
These last few months have been a blur! I'm getting very excited and of course even more nervous. I can't wait for it to be all over and I'm on the other side of all this so I can get down to getting this weight off.