He Covers Me

Well, the clock is ticking away, and I am just four days away from (gulp) having my surgery.  Today has been a MUCH better day than previous ones in terms of pain.  I was just a hair away from going to the ER a couple of times this past week.  But I stuck it out (and lost another two pounds).  My dear husband took me to Target today so I could purchase some items I may need in my recovery and to stock up on groceries since I won’t be able to to the shopping for awhile.  I very nearly … Continue reading He Covers Me

Removing the Poison Factories

I look like an old woman moving around these days.  My pain has become excruciating to the point where I can’t even stand up straight.  But in a strange way, this pain is actually motivating me to follow through with my plans. I found out today that my blood clotting issues are not going to be a problem.  I will be able to take hormone replacement therapy.  As a precaution, I’ll be given blood thinning injections for five days post-op. Injections don’t bother me.  Just don’t give me a horse pill to swallow! I love how God brings people in … Continue reading Removing the Poison Factories

Searching for Courage

I want to give up.  I want to cancel all doctor appointments and my surgery.  This burden is too big for me to carry.  I’ve given it to the Lord but it doesn’t yet FEEL like He has it.  I believe He has everything under control, so why do I FEEL so anxious anyway? The gastroenterologist wants me to get an upper GI sonogram.  This test is easy and noninvasive.  But he also wants to do an endoscopy — you know that procedure where the doctor knocks you out and then sticks a ginormous camera down your throat?  I’ve been … Continue reading Searching for Courage

It’s Complicated

Why does everything have to be so complicated?  The gastroenterologist has an appointment for me before my surgery…but it’s just ONE day before the surgery.  So I won’t be surprised if my 9 day countdown turns into another 29 day countdown.  Sigh. But above all I am angry at the way the woman at the front desk treated me when I called.  She had some serious attitude. (insert snippy tone of voice here) You mean you did not tell Dr. Reisler that you already had CT scans done?  Why didn’t he know that? Well, duh.  The scans were ordered by … Continue reading It’s Complicated

High Maintenance Patient

I’ve entered the traditional countdown…my surgery is ten days away. Unless it is postponed, that is. Dr. Reisler called me on Friday to discuss some concerns he has about some of my symptoms, particularly the pain I experience on my diaphragm.  He has advised me to Schedule an appointment ASAP with a gastroenterologist to get an opinion on whether my cyclic pain might be related to endometriosis on my diaphragm or bowel and request a CT scan of my upper abdomen prior to surgery (pushing the surgery back, if I can’t get in to the gastroenterologist next week). Meet with … Continue reading High Maintenance Patient