I stumbled upon this article about Submucosal Endoscopy with Dr Gostout. If I am not mistaken, this is the procedure he is going to attempt with me. It is fairly interesting. Pay particular attention to the side pictures and text and the text under the heading "A Shift in Thinking".
We will be staying in Rochester from the 21st through the 24th. The doctor wants me to stay in town for a minimum of 24 hrs after the procedure in case of complications (but I am due to be complication free, damn it). I have a feeling this will be the extent of our holiday this year. I'm working on trying to find things for us to do/see/eat to help keep this from feeling like a ruined holiday. So, if I have an Minnesotan readers out there, any must sees or restaurant reviews?
Well, I must get back to Gracie. It is cram time. Graduation from puppy kindergarden is next week and we just hit the adolescent "I-do-what-I-want" and "I-can't-hear-you" phase.