Friday, September 21, 2007

Scopin' it all out


I had my EGD today (esophogeal scope) and I am definitely glad that's over with. The actual procedure wasn't so bad, because they knocked me out and gave me some stuff to forget, but not eating for eight hours before was murder. My heartburn comes when my stomach is empty, so I woke up at 1:30 a.m. and haven't slept yet except for the recovery from the procedure.

I now have three prescriptions I'm supposed to take for a few months. There are basically three problems, so the doctor's trying to get all of them calmed down with these medications. I hate taking medicine, so this'll be a challange. Especially since the one I have to take four times a day is a particularly foul-tasting liquid. Further proof that some people in the medical and pharamceutical professions are sadists at heart.

If you want details, you're welcome to e-mail me. I know people are always much more willing to talk about their medical problems than other people are willing to listen, so I'll just leave it at that. Thanks for your prayers.

7 comments:

crissybug said...

Yuck!!! I hope that your recovery is speedy, and that all this sovles your problem. I guess it is better to deal with this for a short time...than a lifetime of heartburn, right!?

Qtpies7 said...

I hope this works for you.

Thanks for commenting on Super Drew's blog, he was excited at your Moses reference, he wanted a Biblical reference but just couldn't think of it.

SUNNYBROOK said...

Understood about foul tasting meds...I'm having to "swish and swallow" nystatin several times a day...and I'm not supposed to rinse it out afterward. The alternative, however, is thrush in my mouth and down my throat. Ugh!

aftergrace said...

I didn't know you had this coming up so soon. Thank goodness the precedure itself is over-sorry about the meds. I'll continue to keep you in my daily prayers.

Janeva said...

Your auntie J. wants an email with the details.

JAM said...

I wish you the best in getting the medicine down and your problems cleared up.

ONwebCHECK said...

a hard way to TT - nice post