Tuesday, January 30, 2007

More Doctor Updates

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.


scrapperjen said...

It will all be ok. DH's tip on the stuff you have to take the day before - drink it with 7UP!

jen said...

I'm glad you found someone to really try to figure this out! It may be kind of yucky, but at least you may finally have some answers!! Good luck!!