Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I suppose I should confess (if I haven't already) that the total pounds lost number to the right includes 3 pounds that I lost during the elliptical debacle of the summer of 2007...  but hey, it's weight that I've lost and kept off, so I'm counting it. 

I go in an hour and a half for the ultrasound that will show the doctor whether or not I have gall bladder issues.  I won't get the results today, of course, because the imaging center I'm going to will forward the, well, images, to my doctor's office for him to read and interpret.  The doctor's office said they'd call once they have the test results, probably in a day or two, to set up an appointment.

Hurry up and wait.

The doctor feels the other possible causes for my stomach woes are (best-case scenario) gastritis, or (worst-case scenario) something called gastroparesis.  The ultrasound for the gall bladder is the easiest test to start with, though.  To diagnose gastritis they do an endoscopy.  I gag brushing my teeth, so the thought of them sticking a camera on a tube down my throat is particularly troubling.  All in the name of health, though, right?

I'll keep you posted...

4 comments:

Teresa Paulina said...

I'm waiting... and saying a little prayer!

Teresa Paulina said...

P.S. DAMN RIGHT COUNT THAT FIRST 3!

Jay said...

You should ask them to do a HIDA scan? I believe that's what it is called. They basically inject you with an isotope then inject you with stuff to make your gall bladder work. It showed them really quickly that my gall bladder was malfunctioning.

Pax Romano said...

I hope all works out for the best.

Good luck!!