I had my Colonoscopy first – in short, I have a Hiatus Hernia (not bleeding of lining of Stomach as my Specialist initially thought).
I thought I would have an ulcer at most and was OK with that, as would be able to have it sorted out probably.
The process was painful and extremely uncomfortable and I am so useless when it comes to coping with things like that. It took longer to do too, as my Colon has a number of loops in it, he said.
Having gone through all that, it was then straight on to my gastroscopy…
Well, I was not able to stop gagging, then was sick and then gagging still and sick a couple more times.
It was because, when the Doctor put the Camera down my throat, he managed to only see down to my Oesophagus – the reason it was not possible to continue, down to my Duodenum, was because my Oesophagus is so inflamed from the acid refluxes and has narrowed.
So, I now have to go back a week on Saturday to have the procedure done again, Doctor said to up my medication each morning and don’t break off from them between now and when I go back, like I had to do up until today, as he needs them to reduce the inflammation, hopefully anyway.
I have no choice but to go through that one all over again, as he needs to get a biopsy from my Duoendum too. It means next time I will have to be Sedated to reduce the gagging.
I was so wobbly and shaken after all of that, it was awful.
Two friends were there waiting for me, so at least I had them there then, but not sure what’s happening when I go back on Saturday 7th Novemeber. It is not long away at all, am just so worried about that part.
I knew there was a problem with my Oesophagus, I could feel it, but hoped it wouldn’t be confirmed.
Until I have it done again on 7th, I am not sure if anything can be done, but it is not looking too good at the moment.
I will let you know after I have had it re-attempted and when I get my MRI results through too. Just hope I cope better next time.
Thanks to you all again.Much love.