Posted 4/10/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -6)
Spent the day (9am-2pm) Monday in the Emergency Room.
Well, learned yesterday that I have had a heart attack I wasn't aware of (turns out they aren't all that rare according to my GI), but my heart is looking good right now. This from a Chemical Stress Test done yesterday because I couldn't do the treadmill version on Monday, stemming from the ER visit that turned out to be nothing; although personally I thought I was a goner and my wife wasn't so sure either I don't think.
Today, I went for the 2nd Endoscopy, for comparison to the first one a month ago. It has cleaned up some, but need more.
Biopsy sent to see if I indeed have Barrett's, as the GI thinks I probably do, as well as whether the tissue back there has gone rogue. So, another 7 to 10 days before I actually know much of anything.
One nice thing is that I've had nearly every major part of me inspected; MRI of brain, MRI of Foot, 2 endoscopies of throat, chemical stress test of heart, about 5 x-rays of lungs, 2 neurologists testing knees to toes on both feet.
And a WHOLE BUNCH OF TESTING of back to toes for liquid/injection and pill pain therapies.
Everything looks 'very good' except the last - the pain therapies.
And in 7-10 days I find out whether the Barrett's has gone to cancer (1% chance based on history).
(This week has been the PITS!
Everybody getting stuffed and it is time that STOPS!
We give better than that, and deserve better back!)