I haven't had one, but I just wanted to say good luck and that you're in the right place for support. People here are great, and so many have BTDT.
Ohhh Sarita -- thank you sooo much for putting my mind at ease. I wasn't sure I was supposed to be fretting about them having taken these biopsies or not! I thought they were routine, but they might have just told me that to ease my (continually) worried mind. The report said exactly this;
A diminutive hiatal hernia was found. Z line at approx 40 cm. Gastropathy - patchy erythema - was found. Biopsies of the antrum and the body of the stomach were obtained and sent to pathology. The duodenal bulb was normal in appearance, as was the postbulbar duodenum. Multiple biopsies were botained from the second duodenum and sent to pathology to r/u celiac disease. Retroflexed views revealed no abnormalities. The scope was then completely withdrawn and the procedure terminated...
This is all routine, right? Please say I have nothing to worry about. The blood test was normal and didn't show any Celiac antibodies present, thank goodness!
And, I've had 2 big meals today and 2 yesterday, and still no movement of bowels. When in the world will I have some relief? I had a big salad, then a plate of potstickers and broccoli, then a bowl of ice cream - this has got to get moving, or I'm gonna' explode!
Thanks for your help -