Just got back from my endoscopy

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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my endoscopy today. I of course cried my eyes out as they gave me the anesthesia (I don't know why, but I always do!!) But of course I woke up and don't remember a thing. The doctor came in and told me they did find damage caused by GERD and that I have a hiatal hernia. He also did a biopsy he said of my intestine to test for why I constantly have diarrhea. So I'm home now with some Nexium and a script. I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy on the 29th so I won't be meeting with my doc until after that test is complete. So I'll be researching my butt off now on hiatal hernia's. Anyone have any advice or reccomendations for me? Thanks
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   Posted 10/17/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   

Bum Bum,

There is so much info on the net and you are bound to find conflicting stories so save your butt and just look at a few so you do not get spooked.  I am glad your having the colonoscopy.

I will  be thinking of you on the 29th.
Take care


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   Posted 10/17/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
BumBum, I remember your first post and was wondering about you.  I am always nervouse about going to sleep too, but the day I had mine, it didn't bother me.  A lot of people had told me it was the best sleep, so I was looking forward to it.  Also I wanted to know what the heck was going on with me.
Mine also detected a hiatal hernia, plus some other things, which one was an ulcer, and some acid reflux in lower part of esophagus.  I remember telling my doc, but I don't want a hiatal hernia!  She said, most everyone has one.  I read the other day that most everyone over 50 has one.  I was still groggy I guess, cause I should have said, I don't want an ulcer.  Well, I didn't want any of it.
My biopsies all were negative.  I pray yours will be also.
Hang in there BumBum, and keep us posted.  Thanks for posting!  :-)
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