Tuesday, September 16, 2008


As some of you know, I've been having some on-going health issues. Many tests but no real answers yet.

The surgeon wants to put a scope down and look at the inside of my stomach. As you can well imagine, I'm really looking forward to this (ummm.....NO). I figured I'd have a bit of wait, but not so. The surgeon's secretary called me on Monday to advise the scope would be done this Thursday afternoon at 1:30. She went on to say I could have a light breakfast before 7:00 a.m., but nothing to eat or drink after that.

That's o.k., until I remembered I'm having an ultra sound on my liver on Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. For that test, I cannot eat or drink anything after midnight on Wednesday. Also factored into the equation ---- I have a pre existing stomach condition where I cannot eat anything after about 4:30 in the afternoon.

Soooo what this all means, I will not have anything to eat from 4:30 Wednesday until 2:30 or 3:00 Thursday. Thankfully I can have a drink before bed on Wednesday but nothing to drink all day....not until 2:30 or 3:00. No coffee.....no water...nothing. Oh my.....I hope I can do it..

Wish me luck.


Penelope said...

Oooooh no Linda! Sending good thoughts across the water - I hope it all goes well.

Jacqueline said...

Oh dear! Will be praying that everything gets done quickly and without incident so that it can be over with as soon as possible and you can get on with life as normal.

molytail said...

Oh blech, bet that's not on your list of Fun Things To Do In September. :-P

I've had that done (the stomach scope thing) - years ago...I think I was about 17 or so...bit off a sore throat later is about all I remember, but y'know how that goes with lots of time passing....I think my mother's c/l husband had it done last year or so, I can ask him what it felt like/etc for ya if you like..

I do understand "stomach conditions" - I have moderate gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying) and it's a pain in the arse (ha, or stomach. LOL)

I do indeed wish you good luck with it all - *hugs*

At Home on the Rock... said...

Thanks, ladies!

Molytail -- That would be great if you could ask...althought it will be happening tomorrow so I'm not sure if there will be time or not. I am pm'ng you on CHB....I have a couple of other questions...hope you don't mind.

Becky said...

I missed this post yesterday. Hope it all goes well. Let us know. We will be praying for you.

At Home on the Rock... said...

Thanks, Becky