Alright, I’m sure you were all waiting on bated breath for my update on my stomach issues. So, here you go.
My procedure went really well and I got some great grippy socks that I was able to sneak home, too!
I don’t remember much from the procedure. I remember they took me into the procedure room and Bryan Adams was playing on the iPod dock. Then, they sprayed some type of wild cherry numbing spray in the back of my throat, which tasted more like motor oil than cherry. Then, they had me lay on my side and…..that’s about it on the memory side.
I woke up in a recovery area and they kept giving me juice to drink, which was good, because I was super thirsty from not being able to eat or drink anything all day. Christine came back shortly after I woke up and then they shared my initial diagnosis.
Ulcers. Small, painful ulcers. In multiple places.
They told me I would have to wait about a week to get the results from the biopsies to see if I had Celiac’s Disease. However, I got a call from the doctor today to share the results and he was great and going through everything.
Fortunately, mainly because I love all things carb and fat, I do not have Celiac’s Disease. Which means I celebrated this evening with pizza from Pizza Hut and my wife made a delicious spice cake with cream cheese frosting. Yummy.
I do have to take Prilosec for the next 3-4 months to help heal my ulcers and calm the stomach acid, though. Which is fine because I was in a pretty good amount of pain and now that I’m on the medication, I haven’t really had too much pain. So that’s good!
I was considering going gluten-free for a while to see if that helped calm my stomach even more, but the doctor recommended against it. I’m assuming he wants me to focus on healing the ulcers first before making any major diet changes. I still may go gluten-free later, but not until I get the go-ahead from the doc.
So, that’s about it!
As a closing, the song playing on the iPod dock got me thinking. What are some of the worst songs you can think of to hear playing when going into a surgery/medical procedure?
I’ll go first:
1. I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
2. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
3. Dude Looks Like A Lady – Aerosmith
Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
I’ve had to have C-sections for all three kids. With my second one, there was a student nurse in the operating room who apologized to the doctor about something she did during my procedure. (It was something very minimal like not handing him the instrument quickly enough, or something) Once everything was good, and the doctor was sure that my son and I were both doing well, and because he knew that my husband and I had a good sense of humor, he politely explained to the nurse that when the patient is awake, there are certain things you just shouldn’t say. This started the wholr room, my husband and myself included, saying all of the things you wouldnt want to hear your doctor say if you were awake on the table. It was absolutely hilarious!!
Looking forward to more stories!
I’m so happy to hear this news!! We were thinking if you and wondering how things were going.
Also glad you are blogging again…so enjoy reading your posts and stories. We don’t get to hang out nearly enough.