So here's the list of everything I had today:
- Vital signs
- 10 tubes of blood drawn
- chest x-rays
- Upper GI (aka barium swallow)
- Pulmonary function tests
- met with the nurse to review my med history
The they start taking the pictures, on your back, on your side, half way between back and side. Then had to drink the thin barium, luckily just to large sips. More pics and then it was done. YIPPEE. I asked the tech how many people vomit during all that moving and she just laughed.
I have an appointment with the hospitalist (MD) next week. They'll have reviewed all the test and Ill find out if there's any reason why I can't have the surgery. If everything is ok, then I'll get put on the surgery schedule. The nurse today said it could be up to 2 weeks until I hear back from the office to schedule. She thinks my dr is still scheduling in May, but isn't sure. She said one of the other drs in the practice is already booked into June!
PLEASE, PLEASE don't be that far away!!!!!!