I just want to start off by saying how touched I am by all of you who read my blog. Thank you for all your prayers and kind words. I’m feeling better today. I should be getting more answers next week regarding the tests I had yesterday.
Dr. R is a gastroenterologist who was performing the two tests yesterday which were an esophagogastroduodensocopy (EGD) and a colonoscopy. These are not fun test but they’re not the worse test that there are. I know about bad tests, my husband had gone through some really nasty ones. So I wasn’t worried, they give you good drugs and you’re totally out of it during the procedure.
What the doctor found was that I have an infection in my esophagus, which is treatable by medication. My stomach is quite red and inflamed and he took a sample and a few more samples from my colon and will get back to me with the results.
I like to revisit the part about staying asleep during the test. I did not. Waking up during a colonoscopy is an experience I wouldn’t anyone to go through. But when I did, I was quite frighten and in pain. I started to cry out. I heard Dr. R. say, “Oh stop it now, don’t be a baby, you’re alright.” That’s right. He said that. The next thing I remember is seeing Tom. He kept saying, “What’s the matter, honey?” I was crying.
I don’t complain about pain. The nurse that put the IV into my hand didn’t do a good job and I knew it would leave a bruise (which it did). The nurse who placed the blood pressure cuff on my arm did so in such a matter that it left marks on my arm. I didn’t say anything. Excuse me if during a very unpleasant test I wake up and cry out in pain, because I’m first confused by what’s going on and I’m on drugs.
Today, as I examine what happened, I’m grateful for one thing – my husband. I would not have made it without him. When I saw his face I felt safe and protected. He was there for me and took great care of me when I got home. I’m truly blessed to have him. Thank you babe, you’re the best.
I extend forgiveness to Dr. R for his unprofessional remarks to a patient who was scared and vulnerable.
Thank you all again for your love and prayers. I’ll be back visiting as many blogs as I can.
My husband started a new series of messages based on a message he preached that is truly excellent. Do yourself a favor and head over to his blog to read it.
© Nadine Z. 2007