I had an appointment this morning with my gastroenterologist and he kept saying “interesting” every time I’d tell him something. This is not unusual. Ever since the first time I met him (prior to my gallbladder surgery in ’97), that’s been part of the whole discourse between us. I eventually was able to explain to him the difficulty swallowing, which he seemed to think was Sjogren’s until I described how it feels like my esophagus is clamping. He determined that I needed to have a motility study done, which (from the sheet) sounds interesting. I have to talk to my ENT to find out if I can have it done…it’s already been scheduled for next Monday.
Speaking of the ENT, I see him this afternoon for my second post-op appointment. He’ll probably be pissed that I quit using the Nasal Rinse, aka the waterboarding technique from hell. It just seemed to be causing more pain than helping. Of course, I could be wrong about the helping part, but the pain was bad enough that I just couldn’t stand it anymore.
I had to reschedule a last minute appointment with my family doctor that was scheduled for this morning. I began having what felt like neuropathy, only more intense, every morning last week. I would have the burning sensation, then my muscles would cramp, and the burning would get worse. That’s part of why I’ve halfway disappeared. I was trying to get through the pain as easily as possible.
My new appointment will be Friday. Hopefully, no new crap will come up between now and then. I also have to tell my family doctor about the new back pain that I’ve had. My back hurts when I shift slightly. It pops, then I move to ease the pain, which leads to my breast bone or ribs hurting. I’ve nearly screamed a half a dozen times from some of the new pains. I don’t usually scream with pain unless it is beyond excruciating.