Well, I did it! It’s over and done with and I have to say, it wasn’t that bad. 😅
Seriously folks. I’m a worry wart, to put it bluntly. I don’t feel comfortable in hospital or medical atmospheres, especially when the patient has to walk into the procedure room and can see all the medical equipment and prep work going on. 😷
But this time wasn’t as bad as having a scheduled c-section. I simply changed my lower clothing into a disposable pair of shorts with a peek-a-boo flap for the back side. I then put on my trusty pair of socks, I brought with me, to help keep me warm!
Then I was directed to lay on the procedure table. I was actually quite comfortable and felt at ease with the anesthesiologist. He was very gentle and his hands were so smooth, you could tell he washes his hands ALOT!!! And that is always a good thing.
After he found a good vein to poke, in my wrist (that was a first), I was awake for maybe 2 minutes and then I had a FANTASTIC nap. I thought they were waking me up to have me roll over, but instead I was told it was all done.
What?!? That really was fast! And I didn’t feel any discomfort or nausea. It was AMAZING! Not even the wait time from the sedation hit me very hard, and I have one sensitive body!
After a bit of a wait, while sipping on chamomile tea with a bit of sugar in it for energy, the doctor came in with photos of both procedures and began to explain what she saw.
My esophagus was fine, 😅, but my stomach had patches of inflammation and a couple polyps that’s she felt were not cancerous but more “normal for everyone to have” but she took biopsies just in case. She said that I have gastritis and prescribed me meds for it, along with a probiotic. That was frustrating! What causes gastritis? Just stress? How do I not stress?!?!
Then she talked about my colon. She said that the colon was inflamed but first that I had hemorrhoids. What?!?🤷🏻♀️ I never knew! It is most likely due to the constipation from the last 6 weeks.
Back to the colon, she said it is inflamed and that she would prescribe me meds for it, but she never said why it could be inflamed?!? Then she jumped to my test results for thyroid, urinary tract and one other test, but they all came back negative. So she felt I should eliminate salt and eat no fruit. What?!?
I was lost at this point. What was the clear diet for 10 days for if now we are loading me with meds and eliminating salt when we don’t know what caused the gastritis and colon inflammation? I felt lost, but at peace to just say thank you, buy the meds, and wait and see what I get prompted to do for my nutritional needs.
I must admit that I had feelings of devastation, frustration, and even anger/jealousy. I was jealous that others get doctors who are blessed to know how to better help their patients. I felt I was being led by bread crumbs.
So I took the rest of the day to process the news and to research a little on my own what a diet for my situation should look like. It didn’t match what the doctor recommended. 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
But instead of getting upset (is this why I am in this mess in the first place?), I rested and got to bed early. Tomorrow will bring more opportunities to learn what is best for MY body. . . I just need to practice faith and patience. Help will come!