Ok. So after the ordeal, we get home at 10am and I’m famished. My mother in law (bless her heart) gave us some left overs and I literally pigged out. Not a good idea. To make a long story short, lets just say that I was living in HELL for the next month. All my symptoms of pre-gallbladder removal came back. Was it because I pigged out? Or was it because of the gastroscopy? So literally this is how the next month played out. (lets just put aside the colonoscopy because that went fine like a piece of cake)
- loss of appetite
- pain in my chest – which resulted in another visit to the ER to see if they punctured something
- pain in my back
- sleeping sitting up
- lost 5 pounds
- general misery all around
The ER visit again was fine. The doctor took a chest xray and said it looked good.
I must note that they took a stomach biopsy and there was an area in my stomach I guess that was healing. If I was hungry, the pain was excruciating where I had to eat anything to just get rid of the pain. But eating would make me sick, so it was a catch22.
3 days after the Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy, I made an appointment with my useless doctor #1. I did a ton of research online (which is sometimes not a good thing) but I wrote down a list of 5 top gastroenterologists in my area. I also typed up a complete history of my medical visits into a word doc. I was tired of explaining things to doctors. I brought them with me so he can give me a referral. To make a long story short, he said my pain was due to the GERD and acid reflux, especially the back burning pain and he wouldn’t refer me until I took 2 months worth of nexium. I was incredibly pissed off, but what can you do. So I took the prescription to find that it’s about $80 a month and I don’t have a drug plan.
I sat on this prescription for another month until I was in such dire straits, I ran into a pharmacy to get it filled.