Posted 1/25/2020 2:12 PM (GMT -7)
Good evening everyone!
Just got done with the scheduled endoscopy. The fundo is counting its second year now, 1 year and three months if being precise, everything is fine and dandy. But there's one thing that's bothering me right now, during the scope I tried to contain my self as much as could, but when the doctor started taking sample for biopsy I started to dry heave (like 3 or 4 times), as we, the wrapped ones, can't vomit, nothing came up (just felt that some sort of particles did went up to the lower part of esophagus and went down quickly). During the scope I've felt a slight pain when they tried to take some sample from the esophagus that is near the wrap, that's when the dry heaving started. I felt much better after 5-10 when the procedure ended.
Later that day I went to the surgeon who did the wrap to discuss the scope's results. The professor said that everything is fine, there were no signs of inflammation on the lower part of the esophagus, the minor Barrets signs were gone, but he read that the gastroenterologist (the one who did the scope) saw some sort of gap in the wrap (I don't remember how exactly he described that interpretation). He assured me that the wrap didn't get loose and it's still has its normal integrity. And that the so called "gap" opened up when the stomach got inflated because they had pump my belly with air so that they could see better what's going on inside. The probe was still inside too.
Now I'm sitting here at home alone thinking if the endoscopy did some sort of damage to the wrap, or the dry heaving during it? Like I mentioned above, the surgeon tried to calm me down by saying that it's perfectly fine, but why did the doctor who performed the endoscopy wrote about a some sort of "gap" inf the first place? Could the "gap" really appear, like the prof. tried to tell me, because of the blown air in the stomach during the scope or the scope itself? And after the procedure everything went back to normal without any serious damage?
I'll be waiting impatiently for your thoughts on this