Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Doctor believes it is acid reflux, I have some really fun tests scheduled for next week so we can be sure.

6 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

So glad you have gone to the doctor and are beginning to know what you are dealing with. Acid reflux needs treatment, but is treatable. Strength and love, Taff, hope the tests they put you through aren't too gruelling.
xxx

JaneyV said...

Ditto what Vanilla said. Be well :0)

strugglingwriter said...

Acid Reflux is bad, but it couldn've been worse, right?

I hope you get to feeling better.

Vesper said...

I hope you'll be feeling better soon! :-)

Taffiny said...

Vanilla,

Oh, I am wimpy, only managed the blood test.
I was going to have the UGI (with radioactive barium, and the stress test with nuclear imaging via radioactive isotopes) but I freaked out instead, and cancelled the tests. Eventually I will reschedule the abdominal ultrasound.

The good news is, I feel much much much better. Things tend to cycle, and I am back in a good place now, so wont bother with the tests, or the medication till/if I hit another bad patch.

Janeyv,

Thanks.


Paul,

Ah yes, things can always be worse. As a rule I never say "it couldn't get any worse". The doctor felt that the really bad pain I had in my chest that one time (and lingering pain), was caused by acid reflux, and that made me feel a lot better, because I was afraid it was something else. So yes, I consider it very good news. :)

Plus now that I have those darn test, that I don't want, hovering over me, I keep telling myself feel well or go through test hell (well not those words, but that idea), so I tell myself I am fine and well all the time (down playing rather than up playing anyting), and that seems to be helping.

Taffiny said...

Vesper

Thanks!

I am :)