I teach 4 year olds, read books,
& spend the rest of my time playing with my "kids" which happen to be sugar gliders, a hedgehog, turtles, etc.
I'm a Crazy Cat Lady, sans cats.
I am a Spoonie, a Mormon, a Whovian, and Steampunk warms the cogs of my clockwork heart!
I write, I read, I rescue, I rrrrrrrrreally like toys?
My life is bigger on the inside.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The dreaded tomorrow
For over a month, I have been having really bad stomach pain. More than I ever have before with my Gastroparesis. So began the last little while of test after test.
Fecal Tests (everything comes down to poo!)
Gastric Emptying Study (eating radioactive scrambled eggs and watching them digest)
I've had a few results (Gastroparesis is a lot worse, my white blood count is up, and so is my sed rate.) but I have also had a very harrowing ER visit, and am hurting worse than ever, which brings us to today. Today I am prepping for a short hospital stay and going under so they can do an endoscopy (a camera goes down my throat) and a colonoscopy (a camera goes up my... well, you get the idea). Have I mentioned anesthesia is pretty much my biggest fear? I HATE the idea of being out of control of my senses. Actually my BIGGEST fear, and I mean very biggest fear is that I will be PARTLY under, like under enough not to speak or move but not under enough not to feel and they will start procedure and I will be screaming inside... basically, that movie "Awake" that came out a few years ago? The trailers gave me panic attacks, no lie.
So, that probably won't happen. And if it did, this is a colonoscopy... not surgery. So it would be really uncomfortable, not, like, kill me.