We also got some blood tests back to check my liver function. All is good. I am anemic, but that is to be expected. And we are still awaiting a call back from Mayo Clinic. I am so nervous that this doctor is going to tell me he can't help me. I try not to dwell on it, but that is easier said then done.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Just a little update
Wow, do I actually have a week without a doctor's appointment? Amazing. Last Friday's scope and dilation went well. No major inflammation, and he dilated even though he said I didn't need it. My veins are getting harder and harder to get IV's in though. I'm average 4-5 pokes per visit. I've also developed quite a tolerance to the sedative. So now they have to give me the whole shebam to knock me out. Unfortunately that means I usually have no memory of at least half of the day. So, if I talked to any of you last Friday, yeah I don't remember it. Hope I didn't say anything too stupid, but if I did it is so not my fault. I finally said the "magic words" to my surgeon. I informed him that some days are so bad that I really want my stoma back. Well you would have thought I insulted his mother. Right away he was all "there are so many other things we can try first". Two of the many being a defagram (xray while pooping. Now that sounds like a good time!) and a sphincterotomy (basically cutting of the sphincter, another good time.) So, I guess by telling him I think his work may of failed, I lit a fire under his booty.