Sunday, May 6, 2012


So, on Friday I had my endoscopy.  I was a little nervous because I'd never had to be in the hospital.  I'd never even had an IV or been "put under/out."
Katherine was super nice and took me to and from the hospital.  I felt bad because we had to be there at 5:15 am!  I had her take this picture of me right after I got my IV.  The nurse did a fantastic job.  She couldn't find a vein in my baby hand so she did it in my forearm.
I had Katherine take another one right after I woke up.  That stuff was effective.  The last thing I remember was having them put a plastic cylinder in my mouth so I didn't bite down on the scope then I woke up and there was nothing in my mouth.  They kept me there for a few minutes until the numbing spray in my throat wore off then I headed home.    Diagnosis?  Esophagitis due to acid reflux which was caused by a hiatal hernia, which in turn caused my esophagus to be enflamed, which was making some food get stuck when I was trying to swallow.  Hopefully the meds the prescribed will help take care of the issues and the symptoms!
They gave me pictures they took of my esophagus, but I'll spare you from those.  I did have to post my newest bruise.  This is from my IV.


Wendy Sue said...

You look very smiling and cheerful, glad it wasn't a bad experience! (Except for the bruising and nervousness)

Susannah said...

I was just going to say how cute you looked!!

madhavi said...

nice information you shared on Endoscopy surgery