My family doc is concerned I have a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. My gallbladder doesn't cause the symptoms I'm having, so joy of joy's I get to go to the gastroenterologist and start a battery of tests on Tuesday. I'm probably going to have to do a barium swallow first and if that doesn't show anything, an endoscopy is probably next. Of course, I prefer the pill cam but I doubt I'll get off that easy, cause you know how Murphy loves me!
So...I don't get my morning cup of tea anymore - it was time to stop relying on that every morning anyway. I'm back on the Nexium and feel a lot better this morning except for the caffeine withdrawal headache from the tea. Wouldn't it figure I try to do something good for myself by getting off the Nexium and not relying so much on medications, only to cause myself an ulcer or worse. UGH. Anyway, I digress.
So I say all of this to say please pray for me. My mom won't be coming to help me, I've made arrangements so I don't have to "bother" her during all of this. Whatever is in the near future for me I just pray, and ask that you do as well, that it will be diagnosed with the least amount of invasiveness as possible. I'm fairly confident it's nothing overly serious, but I'm more worried about all those stupid tests I'll have to do.
And at some point I suppose I need to shower today. I think it's been since Wednesday morning. G.R.O.S.S.