October 04, 2006

The good, the bad and my stomach.

I actually had my procedure today. Things went much better then last time. IE, they did NOT try to stick a camera up my butt! The procedure wasn’t too bad and even though I’m still feeling the side effects, I’m doing well.

Good: They actually found something.

Bad: They have no clue as to what the hell it is. They did a biopsy to see if they could get more information.

Bad: My esophageal ring is damaged and weakened. IE it doesn’t close all the way and any stomach irritation could cause it to open and release the contents of my stomach into my esophagus. IE the vomiting. They can’t fix this… but it could heal on its own in time.

Bad: I have an extremely nasty case of GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease). I swear the doctor said that if it keeps up like this I’m going to be able to spit stomach acid like a spitting cobra shoots venom. The only thing to do with this is treat it with medication.

Bad: My stomach is producing ungodly amounts of stomach acid for no reason what so ever. After not eating for 12 hours or drinking anything for 6, my stomach should have been relatively calm. From the photo’s I saw it looked like some violent tumultuous pool of acid seen only in Super Hero comic books and Movies. Again, this is treatable with medication… a lot of it.

At least I know what’s going in, if not the “why” behind it.

Oh, and during the procedure they made a mistake and were able to see my black shriveled heart. I’m kidding; we all know I have no heart.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at October 4, 2006 04:19 PM | TrackBack

At least they know some of the why! You are still in my thoughts you big heartless lug!

Posted by: oddybobo at October 4, 2006 04:37 PM

Glad they at least found something.

Spitting stomach acid would rock, man. Of course, you already do that after drinking beer. Gotta try for distance.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 4, 2006 04:58 PM

I'm glad they are able to treat it and you know what it is.

Spitting stomach acid? That could be a pretty cool party trick :-)

Posted by: Sissy at October 4, 2006 07:34 PM

Wow - you scared me there with the heart comment. I was wondering who was blogging in your place... hehehehe.

I hope they can figure out that whatever it is they found is benign. Just remind me not to stand in front of you at blog meets. I can't afford to go buy new clothes because you spit acid on the ones I have. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at October 4, 2006 07:57 PM

Good - you know. Now they can work to fix it. The not knowing is the very worst.....

Posted by: Tammi at October 4, 2006 09:25 PM

Phew. Now we get to hear about how many pills you take!! What color is necessary as well.. .but the names are not necessary. We can have a who is popping the most pills contest!!!

Posted by: vw bug at October 5, 2006 05:24 AM

I refuse to admit I am related to Bug. It is good to know that there is something that can be done.

Posted by: Tink at October 5, 2006 04:07 PM

Knowing what's up is good! Now they can get around to fixing it all...

Posted by: Richmond at October 6, 2006 09:23 AM

Yeah, I don't understand why you put "spitting stomach acid" in the "bad" category. Just think of the power you'd have at work when someone annoyed you and you spit on their shoes!

Posted by: Ogre at October 6, 2006 11:56 AM

At least they aren't making you go to touchy feely warm fuzzy classes for this

Posted by: BloodSpite at October 6, 2006 01:37 PM

Phhfft. We know the truth. The alien parasite causes the stomach to spew acid until you placate it with Jack Daniels. As long as you keep drinking, you'll be fine.

In fact I'd say this is a legitimate excuse to drink at work, for medical reasons.....

(PS: As much as it sucks, it's not cancer.... phew!)

Posted by: Graumagus at October 7, 2006 09:43 AM

This info is at least some progress.
You have my prayers for your guts, including your black/nonexistent heart.

Hope you're all better soon.

Posted by: jimmyb at October 11, 2006 07:03 PM