Monday, January 17, 2011

Update Endoscopy/Colonoscopy

So, I got there this afternoon and they stated they would be doing BOTH procedures today (Endoscopy & Colonoscopy = E/C).  I was so relieved because hopefully for TTC this means that after the Cardiac MRI the first week of February I should be good to go for TTC! I hope.

The reason I need ANOTHER Cardiac MRI is because the last ECHO they took was too unclear....they couldn't be sure if there were any changes or not. SO, now I get to endure another horribly uncomfortable test so they can get a look at it.

Hopefully whatever they find just means a change in meds and not a halt on TTC, but before I saw my cardiologist in Jan he seemed to indicate that a break wasn't needed.

The E/C wasn't TOO horrible. I had to gargle the numbing agent and swallow. The endo only took 10 minutes. The colonoscopy was ok at first, but then started to feel like the start of bad cramps...not actually the worst ever, but like the beginning of it.

But then it got better and I opened my eyes and saw that I got to see what the camera saw! I know that might gross many of you out, but I was fascinated. I'm usually fascinated by my own injuries/body stuff (except blood, watching it get drawn makes me faint).  So it was very cool.

She took a few biopsies and will know more after that, but overall they think everything looks good and not sure exactly what could be causing my GI issues. Which is relieving but frustrating.  All signs seem to point toward IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) I guess I'll find out what treatment if any there is for that.

I also think I really have to look at my diet. I have been needing to go back to a healthier diet for a long time, but now I have a motivation to make sure I stick to a healthier diet.

Plus, I don't know if it was having all liquid diet for one day plus all of the laxatives, but I felt like I lost ALL of the bloat in my stomach. I couldn't find my measuring tape to know for sure, but I just felt slimmer. Now I see why people do those 48 hour juice fasts.

More motivation to get fit in 2011!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad it went well for you today. The endoscopy/colonoscopy I had 2 years ago yielded nothing but IBS as well. I have occasional flare ups, but the GI doc told me there was nothing further he could do for me. I hope that the rest of your tests go well!

Melissa said...

That's what I fear. I may have to look into dietary changes. I keep trying to do an elimination diet, but can never plan out what to eat so I end up breaking it :(

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