Thursday, September 04, 2008

Fun Times in Esophagusville

This afternoon I returned another pH test to OKC. That means I spent 24 hours yesterday and today(about 1-1) with another ignorant tube down my nose and throat. I don't want to whine, really, but let me just tell you how incredibly uncomfortable that is. OK, I won't go into detail. Just believe me.

I had an awful, awful night. Lots of heartburn and tummy troubles and very, very little sleep. When I returned the test this afternoon, though, the nurse tech said that it only showed a couple of brief times when I had any acid there. Which means the incredible, nauseating reflux pain I experience every day and night is...what? No one seems to know. I am rapidly losing what little faith I had in our medical establishment. They probably won't even believe me now. It's not psychosomatic!

I still feel pretty lousy, but I can't even describe what a relief it is not to be wearing that tube and computer box. Ugh.

I didn't take a picture. Consider yourself lucky.


aftergrace said...

I didn't realize you were going through this awful test. You're in my prayers, hopefully you'll have a "real" answer soon.

Scribbit said...

I can only imagine how nasty that would be--I'm so sorry! I hope you're sleeping better tonight!

Qtpies7 said...

That would not be fun! I'm so sorry!
Donnie got rid of his acid heartburn problems by taking coral calcium. After 3 weeks he had no more episodes. He didn't pay close attention, since that wasn't why he was taking the calcium, and when he stopped, the acid came back. Calcium again, no pain.

Lilibeth said...

I can't imagine. I throw up if a hair touches my throat...let alone a gag line. Sorry.

Sara said...

Hey that's how we fed the babies in the NICU. They kept yanking the tube out, I don't know if I could keep one in as an adult.

Remember it's called medical practice for a reason. If they knew what they were doing they would call it something else.

Qtpies7 said...

How ya doing? It's been a week of no blogging.