Just got back from the endoscopic ultrasound. Warning, sedation has not worn off yet.
Basically there is one main polyp that they are concerned about. It is bigger in size and near the bile duct. Unfortunately it is flat so it definitely unable to be removed endoscopically. There were other polyps in there, but they were very small. At this point we believe the plan is continue to monitor the small ones with regular endoscopes. If they begin to change, then later they will have to come out also. The larger polyp near the bile duct is the one they want to remove surgically. It could cause more problems if it continues to grow over the bile duct. Other than all that we really won't know much more until after our visits to the surgeons next week.
The good news is that none of the polyps were growing into the walls of my duodenum or other surrounding organs (stomach, lymph, pancreas). So, for the first time since this whole shin-dig started we received some positive new. Once the duodenum polyps start to grow out in the other areas the treatment is MUCH more dramatic. So in honor of getting good news I added a cottage sunset pic.
OK, must go lie down now. It was actually very difficult to form words into sentences!