Monday, December 04, 2006

Down to 2 more doctor visits

The gastro specialist was actually nice. He ran some tests while I waited and took a look where I really prefer not to be looked at. His initial thoughts: Maybe I need one of those enzymes the gall bladder produces and no one thought to tell me that. He gave some pills to try for 2 weeks and if they don't work, I have another set to try. If neither of those help it's back in for another colonoscopy, mri and lots more bloodwork. Some of the tests he ran weren't immediate either so I get to go back for a follow up as well.

I've got the follow up from the sleep study on the 19th of this month to tell me if I need a CPAP or BIPAP or I just need to sleep with a thing that looks like a football mouthguard at night.

The follow up with the gastro is on Janurary 4th to see if they can finally get my stomach under control. This would be nice.

I've seen 5 different doctors in 1 month. I have had good news so far. Most of the fear of Cancer has been eliminated. Now I just have to prey for the enzyme pills to work cause if they don't there may be more surgery in my near future and I really don't want to start 2007 on that note. I've been on the pills for a couple of days now and they do seem to be helping a little so I'm trying to be optomistic.

One person should not have all of these health issues. I actually got told that I eat too much fruit. I didn't know you could eat too much fruit. I like fruit. I'm supposed to eat more veggies and more bran. I already eat a good amount of that stuff too. Sometimes I think the doctors are crazy and I should tell them all to stuff it and eat what makes me happy and to heck with the consequences! Of course I was good and had a sandwich and healthy choice chicken noodle soup for lunch.


Blogger kirabug said...

You wrote:

One person should not have all these health issues.

You are preaching to the choir on that one! I'm tired of health issues - mine, Nighthawk's, everyone else's. I hope your pills work and you feel better really soon! And the cpap/bipap aren't too bad from what I hear. A lot of folks with CF use them and swear by whichever one they get.


6:06 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

I too have the second sleep study later this month. My AHI is 86, did you find out yours? I found a good site for info:

They have a great forum with a lot of knowledgeable people!

4:25 PM  

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