Julie's Journey

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Update on gastro appointment

Well, I saw the doctor today. I really like her!!! We both read my surgical report from my band removal. Turns out the entire band was in the stomach. It was also turning black!!!! (from the stoamch acids)

The report also said I have a LOT of large adhesions. She told me she wants me to have a upper GI and an endoscopy to see what is going on with both the inside and outside of my stomach. She is then going to talk to the surgeon who did the removal and get his opinion. She is pretty sure that between the adhesions and the gastroparesis she should be able to get me approved for the bypass in a very short time due to medical issues, as opposed to just as a treatment for obesity. Yayyyyyy

I called the departemnt that does the GI's and was told their first open appointment was May 17!!! Are ya freaking kidding me????? I was still at the medical center and went right back to her office and asked to speak to her. She wrote the order as rule out obstruction and the test must be done within a week. She had her office girls make a call and my test is this Friday!!! Then Monday I see her for the upper endoscopy. Oh joy, I just love having to get an IV put in. NOT. I am a really hard stick. The last time she did this test it took 4 people a total of 8 tries to get it started. But I guess ya gotta do what ya gotta do....

I am kind of excited and hoping this works out and I can have the bypass much sooner than anticipated.

More later....


Blogger Darlin1 said...

You go girl---what a great attitude you have!!

April 20, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

I am so sad to hear that you have to go through all of this, and at the same time, I feel weird saying it, but I am happy for you!

I know that you are wanting this Bypass, so because of this, I am happy for you! I hope that the Doctor is able to persuade the Insurance to approve the Surgery sooner, rather than later!

Good luck in your Upper GI tomorrow!! And I really will be cringing for you when you have to have the Endoscopy!!

April 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM  

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