Barium Swallow Results

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Date Joined May 2011
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   Posted 6/13/2011 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I had a wonderful breakfast drink of Barium this a.m. YUMMY! Gag. The doctor that performed the test said that my hiatal hernia was not that large, however, my LES is wide open. Everything I drank came right back up into my esophagus. He said this surgery will be well worth it and praised the Surgeon that will be working on me.

So now it is just a matter of a little over a week and I'll be wrapped. It's a hard time for me to be doing this, however, I have an uncle who is 85 and in the hospital with a heart valve issue, it's not looking good. My grandmother (his mother) is 101 years old and lives with him, so we have been having to take turns being with one or the other. Very sad and very emotionally draining. I don't like to see people suffer especially loved ones.

Anyway, just thought I would report the findings. Thanks for everyone's support.


mock turtle
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   Posted 6/13/2011 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   

sorry that your procedure and all that family stress comes down the road for you at the same time.

aint that the way it always seems to go!

your results reminds me of mine...ah yes the barium swallow and the les that isnt...more or less

sure explained how i could drink a glass of water, bend over to tie my shoe and out the water would run!

best of good luck to you with your wrap, we look forward to cheering you on, cheering you up and celebrating your success

mock turtle

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   Posted 6/13/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, you sure have longevity in your family!
I guess you will have to bow out of the sitting until you feel better.
You'll feel better once the surgery is done.

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   Posted 6/13/2011 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Mock turtle and Joy. The doctor actually commented to his daughters (my cousins) that he has lived past the expectant life expectancy. That hit a cord and his oldest said well our grandmother is 101! Not very good bedside manners by the doctor. But I think he just trying to prepare everyone.

Please keep him in your prayers.

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