Friday, March 8, 2013

Going To Get Invaded From Both Ends

I had my first appointment at the GI doctor yesterday and it was a whirlwind of emotions.  I fully expected that I'd go in, explain my dookie debacle, and have to make another appointment before anything got done. 

I met with the doctor, and within the hour, was set up to get procedures done next Wednesday.  Before I left, I gave three vials of blood at the in-house lab.  These people don't play around! 

Next Tuesday I will be on an all-liquid diet which I can foresee being a disaster because fat girl likes to eat.  At approximately 4 pm I'll have to take a potent concoction of Gatorade, Dulcolax and Miralax.  So then I'll be sitting on the royal throne for the better part of my night. 

Wednesday morning I'm going in to get invaded by both ends, after being put to sleep by IV.  The doctor is going to put a scope down my throat and one up my butt to explore around  (hopefully with two different scopes!) 
All of this is being done to test for thyroid problems, colon cancer, ulcers, obstructed bowel, bowel blockage, and on and on and on. 

I came out of the office crying like a little girl.  I'm slightly nervous and was overcome by the fact that it's all happening so fast.  I'm all for the invasion.  It's long overdue.  But couldn't he at least bought me dinner first!


Masshole Mommy said...

Oh no, but at least maybe you'll get some answers finally!

ababe28 said...

I just had the same procedure done last week. It wasn't bad. I had no after effects, and even my doctors were surprised that I didn't even have and side effects from being put "under".
They found some pre-cancerous pylops and removed them, so I'm glad I had it done.
Good luck, but don't worry, it's not as bad as it seems.

Heather! said...

I laughed out loud at the last line of this post. Actually, I sort of snorted. I guess the Gatorade, Dulcolax and Miralax don't count as dinner, huh? ;)

Yeah, medical invasion a horrible experience, but one we all have to endure at some point. And modesty is out the window when it comes to doctors. But the important thing is that you finally have some idea of what's going on, and that's the first step to fixing it! Stay strong and keep your sense of humor. It'll get ya through!

Nichol said...

At least you can make us laugh with your post. But seriously, I do hope you get some answers. I have to check out what has been going on since I haven't been around in a while. Good luck, I'll be thinking about you!