I finally went to a gastroenterologist yesterday. After years of dealing with this stomach pain, I finally got to see a specialist about it.
He was questioning me, trying to find out what doctors have done for me in the past. He said, "Have you had a blood test yet?" I said, nope. He said, "Have you had a CT scan?" I said, nope. He said, "Have you had a colonoscopy?" I said, nope! Then the doctor laughed and turned to look at me. He asked, "Has anyone tried to help you figure out what is wrong with you?" I said, NOPE!
So, he did blood work on me and poked all around my abdomen. I was glad that I was in pain when I went so I could show him where it is most tender. When I'm not in pain, I tend to forget.
Then I was scheduled for a colonoscopy. Not fun sounding in the least. At the end of February I have to go in for that. They put you to sleep when you get one and I'm mostly afraid of that. I've never been put under for anything. I guess I really don't want to be awake for it, either. So this is for the best. It's still scary, though.