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  #11  
Unread 03-30-2003, 04:18 PM
endoscopy

Patricia,
I think it depends on the gastroenterologist and what they are looking for. My stepson had GERD, so had to wear a 24 hour tester that he had inserted down his throat. It was awful to look at, but he said not too bad to deal with (and being male, he would not like any tests in the first place).
As I said, for the endoscopy, the doctor inserts a camera with a light attached as you are sleeping. They then take pictures and look at anything unexpected all the way down to your stomach. Believe me, it did NOT hurt and I did not even have a sore throat when I awoke. I was a little groggy, but it does not even rate an uncomfortable.
If, like most of us, you have been through the mill for all your "female" problems, this one would be v-e-r-y easy.
I hope you do take matters into your own hands and find out the cause for all these problems. Your quality of life is well woth the trouble.
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  #12  
Unread 03-30-2003, 04:42 PM
15 weeks post op and still on liquid diet-help appreciated

((Patricia))

You can vent here anytime, you are always welcome. This medical stuff is not fun and it is wonderful to know there are sisters out there that not only understand but have been there too!

I had the endoscope years ago, it wasn't a big deal at all, I agree if you have been there and done all that other medical stuff you will fair real well. You aren't a baby either, no medical test sound fun at all!

Have you seen a GI doc? He would be a good specialist to determine if you actually need these types of test or not.

I also have attached a link for GERD's info, I see where some ladies have related their experience with GERD and thought you might find it helpful info: (especially FAQ portion)

http://www.gerd.com

BTW: Over the years of many medical issues, I have learned that I needed to be my own advocate of my health. Seeking out second opinions and specialist is not because I disagree with my first dx or DR but because I want other medical opinions to help me understand my own health and choices better.

Please keep us posted.

Big s,
lenee
  #13  
Unread 03-30-2003, 06:24 PM
15 weeks post op and still on liquid diet-help appreciated

Hi Patricia

I'm surprised that you have not yet been referred to a gastroenterologist and already been 'scoped'. It really isn't a big deal but provides invaluable information to the doctor. You really shouldn't be suffering this long. I hope that you can see a specialist asap. It is quite possible that there is a simple solution to your problem.

Joselle
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  #14  
Unread 03-30-2003, 07:26 PM
15 weeks post op and still on liquid diet-help appreciated

Patricia,
I had my hysterectomy in January 2002, In April I had surgery to correct my GERD. I am not saying that this is what you need as I had the GERD for a long time before my surgery. I do know that the GERD got worse after surgery and I too lost a lot of weight. The surgery worked for the GERD and I am better now. Please ask to see a GI Doc asap. The endoscopy is very minimal compared to what we have already been through. They put you to sleep and you don't feel a thing. There are all kinds of medicines now to treat GERD that if that is the problem it is an easy fix. Don't wait. Take care of yourself you are loved.
  #15  
Unread 03-30-2003, 07:54 PM
Gerd and hormones

Interesting thanks for that site on GERD. I always said that the mess I was in started from my TAH. After reading I found inbedded in the information that GERD can be brought on my shifts in hormones. Going to do more research on that.

Denise
  #16  
Unread 03-30-2003, 08:46 PM
15 weeks post op and still on liquid diet-help appreciated

Hi Ladies,

I am overwhelmed by the support here. Thank goodness I found you. Having all this support and recommendations and sharing of experiences sure has helped me to feel better today. I can see I am not alone in this and I did feel so alone because no one I know has a problem like this.

I guess the first thing I will do tomorrow is contact a gasterenterologist or maybe my one surgeon who also does endoscopies since I heard his secretary make an appt for a lady to have one done with him.

Thanks so much for the site on GERD. Loads of information there. I couldn't believe how many people suffer from this disease.

Peacefulstar, after your surgery could you eat again? Anything you wanted or did it still have to be soft food? I am so hungry. Sorry for all these questions. Every morning I wake up shaky and I know my blood sugar is down. If I can get a high protein boost down then the shaking goes away.

The hormone thing is really interesting. My gyn oncologist said I can't take any type of hormone because of the cancer I had and it wouldn't be safe. I don't know if this includes natural hormones or not. I don't know too much about them, except that I wake up three or four times a night soaking wet and even DH has to change his clothes and the bed. I never knew all this stuff could happen. I thought I would have the surgery, hopefully get all the cancer, and then just get well. It sure is a long haul it seems with many things creeping up all the time.

Again, everyone, thank you so very much. I hope I answer these all right since I am not sure I am doing it right and if I am not, please let me know ok?

Patricia52
  #17  
Unread 04-01-2003, 10:01 AM
15 weeks post op and still on liquid diet-help appreciated

Your are doing it just right!!! Glad you are getting some support here , everyone deserves to be understood! I hope you find a wonderful GI doc to help you weed through all this medical stuff and come to a real resolution for you quickly. Please make sure when you make the appt. to tell them how long this issue has been going on etc sometimes it is difficult to get into these specialist quickly. For some of these health reasons though I think they would fit you in if you pressured them some.

You might also talk with them about any natural remedy they feel would help with the night sweats. Have you visited our No-Hormone Desert https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/for...?s=&forumid=34
Lots of great info from sisters who can't or decide not to use HRTs!! Please make sure you check with your DR before starting any type of supplements to evaluate your own personal health issues!

Big s,
lenee
  #18  
Unread 04-01-2003, 12:00 PM
15 weeks post op and still on liquid diet-help appreciated

Patricia:

I suggest, when you do visit your gastroenterologist, that you print out this page and bring it with you. It's a very accurate symptom diary, and there may be clues in it for him that you forget to mention.

The fact that the Boost and Cream of Wheat make your stomach "burn" lead me to believe that you may have h. pylori , a bacteria that thrives on stomach acid and leads to ulcers. They can be treated, and can be due, in part, to hormonal disturbances, the shock of surgery to the system, and possibly a problem with your intubation for general anesthesia. You definitely need a thorough workup, which may include gastroscopies (no biggie, especially with Versed -- I'm a veteran of three without the stuff myself), and upper GI series, possibly looking at the small bowel in the process, and swallowing studies).

You CAN -- and should -- be helped. For things to go this long (with your doctor's knowledge??!!?) is a shame, when timely diagnosis and treatment is at hand.

In the meanwhile, I'm with your DH -- tomato soup is truly a . Some people find relief staying away from dairy, getting protein through soy sources. I took digestive enzymes for this, stayed away from tannins (even decaf tea is still acidic) and tried "neutral" foods, like tofu and miso soup, to improve. Getting enough fiber with this diet is difficult, too.

Look carefully at what medications you are on. Many of them can cause chronic stomach problems (any of the NSAIDs can do this). And get help!

It's not a pleasant process, but you WILL be able to eat again. And speak to your oncologist about any natural remedies you might try, like black cohosh, or eating soy, at least to reduce the night sweats.

Good luck with all this. And GO GET HELP, OK??

Audrey
  #19  
Unread 04-01-2003, 07:42 PM
I made the appt.

Hello Ladies,

I made an appt with the surgeon's office who performed my breast surgery last year in March to see if he will do the endoscopy. I go tomorrow at 2:30 and I will definitely let you know what he says.

As for ulcer, I had a peptic ulcer for years since I was seventeen, but lately didn't think that I was bothered with it, but the one post made me sit up and think about that. My doc always said it was a stress ulcer. These symtoms I have don't seem like ulcer attacks though which always made me hurt all the way through my breasts into my back. I had my gall bladder out in 1975 and my appendics in 1998 when I had my left ovary and tube out. I had wanted everything out then, but they said they were still good so left them in and then I had to have the rest out for uterine cancer.

When I was in hospital for draining the lympth node fluid they did a cat scan and the girl came over and asked me if I had a hietal hernia or if it was something new, but the doctor said everything else was normal so I didn't think anything about that either.

Ok, if you can't drink decaff tea and I know that coffee is supposed to be a no no, then what do you drink besides water? I used to be a sprite freak but have had no pop since my surgery. I am supposed to drink four glasses of milk a day but I find with all this pleghm (sp?) it chokes me.

I have so many allergies to meds, I don't know if I can take herbs and stuff without a reaction. How would you know which ones are safe for you?

Thanks so much again for all the advice and the help. I am hoping this doctor can help me tomorrow and at least give me some positive input on what is wrong.

Thank you so much ladies for helping me to seek the right tests and head in the right direction. and bless you all.

Patricia52
  #20  
Unread 04-01-2003, 08:27 PM
15 weeks post op and still on liquid diet-help appreciated

I am glad you made the first step in getting into see your surgeon. I still believe in my opinion you might need to get in to see a gastro doc in addition to the surgeon. Maybe this surgeon could recommend a good one you could see in addition to his findings?? With exception to exploratory surgery I had done for a possible appendix disease most of my tests have been done from the recommendation of either a specialist like a gastro or my primary DR. Like some of the other ladies have said there are other gastro type test they might want to explore also. I want to see you get the best care possible, you deserve it!

It sounds like you are making strides into getting some answers so one day/doc at time

Big s, I hope everything goes well tomorrow and please do keep us posted!
lenee
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