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.  
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.  

1 comment:

Paula said...

Gracie looks like a model on a runway posing for the camera!