I have my date with a doc!

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   Posted 10/28/2011 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey all!

I will be lined up like a fan at a Bon Jovi concert to have my gastroscopy done November 14th at 1130 am. I am not worried about the procedure at all, just worried that I will feel awfully from not eating. I'll probably just try to sleep super late.

Also, if anyone has any insight - do they give you the results right then, or do I have to wait?

I hope everyone feels well!

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   Posted 10/28/2011 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, a happy birthday present to me............your getting the UGI and I get cake for my birthday on 11/15.
I have a date on 12/12 for a colonoscopy so if I survive the prep I will keep my date. smilewinkgrin
I am so glad to know you are set to go and remember I am here cheering you on.
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   Posted 10/28/2011 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   

best of good luck to you. i believe you will do great, you are young and strong and the odds are all in your favor

in response to your questions....out here on the "left" coast (ha) where i live in south west washington state, i had to wait 3 days for "results" from my health care provider

but as a bonus they gave me "pictures" from the scoping...what a trip

please let us know when you get news you can share
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   Posted 10/28/2011 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both for your answers.

Kitt, you have the same birthday as my mom! How cute is that?

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   Posted 10/28/2011 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Aeshley,

I set a date for an endoscopy on 11/08...is that different from what you're doing?
Feel Good,


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   Posted 10/28/2011 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Faith!

I believe endoscopy is a broad term that means any time they look into your body with the camera-tube apparatus; technically, a colonoscopy is an endoscopy. If you're having the one where they look into your tummy, that form of endoscopy is called gastroscopy.

I'll be thinking of you on Nov 8th! Hopefully our tests give us both some much-needed answers.


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   Posted 10/28/2011 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
So it looks like we're in the same boat! I'll be thinking of you too thanks so much for your support...Please keep us posted and good luck!!!
Feel Good,


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   Posted 10/31/2011 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Moikka Ashley!

Best wishes from the beach party in Helsinki. The temperature really was +26c tongue.

Wow, finally it is your turn to go to G-scopy. How many months is the G-scopy queue nowadays? I think, it was summer, when you first posted you are going to this exam...

Your doctor will tell you after the exam, if there is something (negative) to mention. The biopsies are ready after 2-3 weeks.

If you want, you can ask the G-scopy pictures "to souvenirs". I got one pic of my "beautiful" esophagus (there was esophagitis, level: LA C) and one pic of my very large hiatus hernia. When I then went these hospital visits I took the pics with me. They only wanted this esophagus-pic to my papers. Every 3 visits I showed this hh pic, if they just wanted to see that, but no-one was interested in that. (During my op this very large hh changed to paraes.hernia). So, now I have nice PEH-pic with other medical reports in my own map at home.

Ashley, you have done so much positive and changed your lifestyle and so on. How are you today?...do you still have any symptoms?

Good luck to all of you for your scopies Ashley & Kitt & Faith!
Thumbs up...everything will be on the best way :-)

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   Posted 11/1/2011 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hei Sari!

I was in the queue for the full 3 months... I was referred in August, and I got my appointment for November.

I will indeed ask for a "matkamuisto"! What a great idea.

I am doing well as long as I follow a very strict vegan diet and avoid ALL triggers. If I put so much as a toe out of line, I'm hurting all night. I'm very grateful for the relief, but if I'm ever in a situation where I can't avoid triggers (I.e., I am invited somewhere), it's very uncomfortable and sad for me to be so worried about something as trivial as the food!

However, I have much in my life to be grateful for - foremost, the fact that I am alive. So I try really hard to stay positive. Sometimes I slip and am negative, but I try to do like they tell us in Yoga - keep a small smile on your face! Myös, yritän pitää Suomalainen sisu aina smilewinkgrin

Be well, everyone. I think about the forum and its members every day, so you're all in my thoughts a lot :-)

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   Posted 11/1/2011 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ashley,
Good luck with your doctor appointment!   I'll be thinking of you.  I think you have a wonderful attitude, and I'm going to remember your Yoga slogan.  That smile on our faces will spread to the rest of our bodies in no time! smilewinkgrin
Have a wonderful day!

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   Posted 11/3/2011 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ash,

If this is an EGD you're referring to, to me they're a piece of cake and the "time-out" during the test is a nice little time you get to really relax. I've had a ton of the done.

In my hometown you can get in to have one sometime the same week and the biopsy reports are always back by the next week. One of the benefits of small town living.

Your doc will learn a lot and you'll have some peace of mind.

I wish you the best of outcomes.

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   Posted 11/3/2011 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Soo happy that you have finally gotten an appointment... the light is at the end of the tunnel...

Reach for the Sunshine.... Rainbows will follow

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