Posted 10/5/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -8)
Well, I had my colonoscopy this am. The pill prep was wonderful. Didn't have the horrible cramps and found them much easier to take than the horrible liquid.
Anyway, GI found that my colon is fine, as it's always been. However, he now wants me to have a barium enema to check the condition in my small intestines (my issues have always been in the terminal ileum). Haven't had a barium in many years. He actually told me I could wait till next year and I was a little stumped as to why he feels I could wait. Anyway I told him I want to have it now and will have it scheduled for next month.I also mentioned that I would like to have a B-12 shot every month instead of my usual 3-4 months, since I have been feeling very fatigued and I want to see if that would help. He said ok "whatever you want". I am glad he has respect for my wishes, but I sometimes wonder who the doctor is here.
On top of this, my routine stress test showed a possible abnormality in my heart and after seeing a cardiologist, I now need to schedule a thalium test.
Don't mean to complain. I know I am luckier than many and I am very thankful for what I have. Thanks for listening. Sending you all my best wishes.