Posted 8/6/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -6)
Mae, you'll be fine... Just have faith. =)
You might want to make a list of all the question you have and take it with you. I know all too well about being scared and nervous and then forgetting what you wanted to ask or discuss. Not to mention, most of the time I feel like I'm being rushed out the door, so that makes it even harder to remember to cover everything you wanted to. Make sure you leave there satisfied with all your concerns addressed.
about the testing... Just look at it like it's a means to an end. 1 of the tests just might give them the answers they need to treat you. I'd do it all over again (EGD, colonoscopy, endless needle pokes, barium swallow, x-rays, ultrasounds, etc.) if any of the tests would actually show something treatable.
I'm sorry you don't have anyone to go with you. Sometimes it's hard to find a friend or family member available during office hours.
Wishing you all the best,
P.S. Please let us know how the appt goes!