May 7, 2013

Medical Madness Monday (on Tuesday) - he wants to put what where?!

 Posting on Mondays (or on Tuesdays when I forget) about different types of Medical Madness

Do I wish it was Monday again? Absolutely no way! I loathe Mondays. I'm always sleepy and don't want the weekend to end. And trying to get back in sync with things, I usually forget something. Like posting this, ha.

So last week I was having some issues with my stomach again - most likely caused by the re-occurance of a duodenal ulcer.

For anyone that's ever had a peptic (stomach) or duodenal ulcer, you know they aren't fun.  They can cause  ridiculous stomach pain, nausea, heartburn and at times vomiting (hooray!)  They can even lead to anemia. (all symptoms I'm having. fun.) 

Peptic ulcers are usually caused by overuse of NSAID's (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen or bacteria called H. pylori. Luckily, ulcers are curable with use of drugs like Prilosec or Prevacid.

I was put on another round of meds, and since the symptoms aren't going away, I had to call good ole doc and now he wants to see me. In a hospital gown. Under anesthesia.

That means I get to have another EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy - no wonder they shorten it, right?) They want to stick a scope down my throat and take a looksies at my esophagus, stomach, and small intestine to see what's going on and take biopsies if needed.

Luckily, I've had one of these before (last October) and I know they aren't too bad. The colonoscopy wasn't even that bad.  But the colon prep? Don't wanna talk about it.

It's an outpatient procedure and Bobby will get to laugh at me make a complete idiot of myself when I wake up from the anesthesia and yell talk annoyingly loud and slur my words and not remember a damn thing. Let's hope I don't say anything incriminating...

Have you ever said anything embarrassing waking up from anesthesia?  And sorry, I love these e-cards things!!

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