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Today was a day like no other

Let's start with the warm fuzzies, specifically Charlie: he's so cute right now. It makes up for him being a total bastard of a cat earlier.

After the last two visits with my gastroenterologist, he said "I don't know what's wrong. What we do next is go and look around." So, we scheduled a colonoscopy. I've been too uncomfortable too much for too long.

I have no memory of the colonoscopy itself. Midazolam is wonderful stuff. Drugs with a 1-4 hour halflife rock, as I was out when I needed to be and awake when it was over. I came home and napped for a few hours, and I'm ready to go to my role-playing session tonight. Well, I will be, after I shower and dress & stuff. After this morning, the rest of the day became, "Seth gets to pamper himself day". I voted for it myself, as I was the only one around.

But everything was normal, so we can rule out anything that my doctor can point to and say "There, that's the problem right there!" So, I shall continue to eat and be uncomfortable, or not eat and be uncomfortable. At least I still have drugs to help that, to some degree.


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Apr. 9th, 2003 08:16 pm (UTC)
first, i must agree that such drugs are a must for such icky procedures. i was really worried about waking up when i had my stomach scoped, but as it ended up i remember talking to my doctor about his upcoming vacation and then absolutely nothing until realizing that the little beeping noise was coming from a machine hitched to me. of course i got extra drugs because he was afraid all my nifty drugs might make me more immune to their effects, but still, i was impressed :)

second, sounds like we're in the same boat when it comes to food. well, kinda. i can eat and feel ok, but only if i eat really boring stuff like bread, and...bread, and when i'm really feeling wild, mashed potatoes with a side of bread. sweet, spicey - hell, flavor seems to make me nauseaous! the meds help some, but only so much. i typically just opt for flavor and potential illness over bread blah and feeling ok. i know, sounds silly, but you really can only eat bread so long. ah well, such are the joys of the hyatal hernia i have (yes, i'm aware that's spelled wrong but there's nothing to be done for it). it's bad enough to make me feel crummy, but too minor to really have anything done about. bleck :/

anyways, just know you're not alone in this endless circle of ickiness!
Apr. 9th, 2003 09:45 pm (UTC)
You have a hernia!? Ouch. That sucks, Beavis.
Apr. 10th, 2003 04:56 am (UTC)
Thanks. I knew I wasn't alone, but I was sorta hoping no one else was as cruddy (or cruddier) than me. Yay.
Apr. 10th, 2003 08:48 am (UTC)
I know exactly what you're going through!

After a good couple of months of the exact same problem, and large quantities of medication to keep things under control, I've graduated from bread, mashed potatoes and plain pasta to some more variety including turkey, grilled chicken, a smattering of approved vegetables, cheese (hard cheeses are better than soft), and a few other items which really should be verboten.

I wish you the best of luck and hope you're able to eat real food again soon. I mean...I love mashed potatoes and all...but it gets really tiring after a while.
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