Endoscopy, impedance, manometry tests After TIF

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mitsie
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   Posted 7/23/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi had my tests done yesterday at Shady Side Hospital  in Pittsburgh.   I had this yesterday
 
The manometry test was kind of uncomfortable but I did well.    Think I swallowed four times when I shouldnt have swallowed.    Just kind of have to think about not swallowing it is kind of hard with saliva gathering in your mouth plus having a tube in your throat.     The nurses were really nice and said I did well.    Of course I dont have a bad gag reflex.    They werent supposed to tell me anything but did say they didnt see a problem which was good to know.
 
They did the scope and put the impedance wire in while I was out so I cant really tell anyone how it goes for being awake while it is put in your nose.   
 
I dont seem too bad with it now.    The tape on my face is kind of itching and the wire at my nose is annoying, and I can feel it at the back of my throat.     When I swallow it kind of moves in my nose.    So far it hasnt been anything I really cant stand.
 
They told me to eat normal.   So that would be things that I didnt eat when trying to avoid acid reflux.    I had ice cream that was ok, but I had a little grape tomato and I think the skin got wrapped around the tube and it took a while to get rid of that feeling.    I tried to eat a hamburger and that didnt seem to go down well, but that was after the tomato so maybe that was the problem.    I ended up not eating the hamburger and had a baked potato.
 
I was supposed to go back to the hospital today to get the tube out but they told me i could take it out myself and one of the nurses lives near my house so I can take it to her and she will take it to the hospital for me, which is really nice.
 
The dr said my LES valve was open which means the staples didnt hold from my TIF surgery.     He said he is not doing the TIF surgery anymore because of failures.    He didnt really go into detail about what happened with my surgery
 
The Drs office will call me to set up an appt. after they get the results of my tests.    So I am in a hurry to find out.   I will just have to wait LOL
 
 

couchtater
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   Posted 7/23/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you've got another surgery in your future. :(

Joy

mitsie
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   Posted 7/24/2010 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
It does look like another surgery.   of course I havent talked to the Dr so I dont really know what the plan will be.   I do have short segment barrets which he did say he could treat.
 
I will just have to wait and see what he says.

Alcie
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   Posted 7/24/2010 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Mitsie - Hi neighbor! Wow! So your doc isn't doing TIF anymore. That's big news because he's a big deal in the 'burgh and nationally known. Did he do the original one? Let us know what happens next.
Alcie
 
 


mitsie
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   Posted 7/24/2010 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Alcie
 
The dr in pittsburgh didnt do my surgery.    That was done in Punxsutawney.
 
I am pretty sure that the dr at Shady Side stated that he wasnt doing the TIF surgery but that was after my Scope so I suppose its possible to get things mixed up after being under sedation, but I am thinking he pretty much said that he wasnt doing the TIF surgery anymore.
 
It is a possiblility that we could be neighbors.    A person never knows LOL.     I live about and hour and a few minutes north of Shady side hospital.
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