boy i can sure sympathize with the way you are feeling.
i too, wouldbe fearful if i was you.
i had a scope done back in 1989 andit was no fun. before during and afterwrds.
now they wanna do it again as i have ibs-dddddddddd watery for 5 days now after taking prilosec otc for 4 days, it knocked out all my stomach acid and now am on flagyl. i had heard stories like what happened to your dad.
this is what scares me also.
i wouldnt mind having the endoscope done first to see if there was anything going on as i have gerd also.
but the other way is not so nice.
they are going toi check my blood for illac sprue and if is positive i would rather not have to have the scope.
i have PA psoriatic arthritis which can attack the bowels, skin, eyes, kidneys and heart.
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. SSI approved after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, etc. on norco, xanax etc. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!