Skiffin - Barium Swallow Test Scheduled

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Skiffin16
Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
edited August 2014 in Head and Neck Cancer #1

Just a quick info....

I'm scheduled to go in for the above on Tuesday..., hopefully to determine the source of the leak... (which I'm certain is the connection of my stomach to my intestinal tract).

I talked to my onco, whom is in the same building and originally had me see someone about the cyst on  my pancreas.... She wasn't happy with my progression at all.

She went right down and spoke to my surgeon... She recommended a fistulogram, but he's doing barium swallow test instead, follow-up the next day with him. If he doesn't see anythng, I have an appointment with her on 9/2, she will get something done, she's a bull dog and aggressive.

 

Either way, I'm sure he's (surgeon) is going to have to go back in to close the hole...

Best,

John

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  • michdjp
    michdjp Member Posts: 220
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    Wow

    John,

    so sorry for all your troubles. It is good to hear your oncologist is on your side now. Hopefully you'll be on a smoother road to recovery now. Hang in there. I go to 12:30 mass on Sundays, ill whisper A prayer for you. 

    all my best, Michelle

  • Guzzle
    Guzzle Member Posts: 710
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    michdjp said:

    Wow

    John,

    so sorry for all your troubles. It is good to hear your oncologist is on your side now. Hopefully you'll be on a smoother road to recovery now. Hang in there. I go to 12:30 mass on Sundays, ill whisper A prayer for you. 

    all my best, Michelle

    Bull Dog

    John, glad you got a Staff Bull Terrier in your corner. Not a religious guy but will light a good luck candle in Valletta later. Be lucky mate, G (wi fi sketchy here)

  • Jan Trinks
    Jan Trinks Member Posts: 477
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    Prayers as always

    John:

     

    Glad to hear the onc. is a bulldog and aggressive!  I pray there's something else besides more surgery to close up the leak and if not that it's not too tough a procedure.  My best and prayers to you and Shelley.  And as always God Bless!

     

    Jan (Basketcase)

  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
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    What a pain in the ...

    John, I feel your frustration. Lifting you in prayer. Hopefully they get this thing done real soon so you can get back to your abi-normal self.

    Debbie

  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
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    jim and i said:

    What a pain in the ...

    John, I feel your frustration. Lifting you in prayer. Hopefully they get this thing done real soon so you can get back to your abi-normal self.

    Debbie

    lifting prayers

    That the swallow is conclusive enough that you don't need additional tests before the repair can be done.

  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103 Member
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    Bulldog

    So glad you have the Bulldog on your side.  Sorry your first meal is barium.  Hopefully something conclusive and can be fixed soon.

  • SASH
    SASH Member Posts: 421 Member
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    Yummy a Barium Swallow

    Sorry you have to go through this, but they need to find the problem.

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Gaawwd John....

    this sure has turned into a fiasco, huh?  Always...ALWAYS good to have a bulldog on your side....sending prayers and positive thoughts that the barium will show the leak.

    p

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
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    wow, John, I was really

    wow, John, I was really praying you'd be all healed and back to fishing by now.  i'm sorry you've had so many set backs.  i will be praying that the tests shows what the doc needs to see to get the problem solved and get you back to "John" again.  It's been way too long.  I hope your onco stays on top of this.  She sounds like just the right person to get sh** done!  thanks for the update.  keeping you and shelley in my thoughts and prayers.

    God bless you,

    dj

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
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    Barium Swallow TEST Scheduled

    Barium Swallow TEST.......... Don't forget to study. That's how I passed mine......LOL

    It's always great to have a doctor in your corner that has your back. Thats the sigh of a Great doctor.

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    test this

    John,

    I’ll take that over a barium enema any day .

    Good luck,

    Matt

  • CherieLW
    CherieLW Member Posts: 472
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    Best of luck John, praying

    Best of luck John, praying all goes well!  I'm not familiar with a fistulogram, but sounds more complicated than the swallow test! 

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,773 Member
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    just suks

    nothing else to say

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    donfoo said:

    just suks

    nothing else to say

    barium swallow test

    I thought the barium swallow test just showed the throat??? I had one done a month or so ago and that was all I saw on the monitor. I have another scheduled at Mayo 09/10 along with an esophagus xray on the same day. Hoping they find the answers for you soon.

  • Duggie88
    Duggie88 Member Posts: 760 Member
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    John John John

    A barium swallow? I hope you followed up with a Starbucks chaser. Hope all goes well today with the follow up. I am always in your corner bud, just a bit more silent lately.

    Heal on

          Jeff

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    Leaky hole

     I am glad to hear you are doing well but sorry to hear you might need surgery again to close up the leaky hole in the intestine. Just hold in there John and keep giving it a fight that is all we can do. You are dealing with a hole in the gut and I am dealing with one in the palate, man I think we are just getting to old and Holy.

     

    Tim Hondo

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    John

    Please let us know if they are going to do surgery again, I like to get a pray chain going for you my friend. You have been a blessing here on CSN for years and we need you back to continue helping others.

     

    God Bless

    Tim Hondo

  • cureitall66
    cureitall66 Member Posts: 913
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    Gee Wizzz....

    Hope they get that leak figured out.....maybe a little "crazy glue"?...jk  

    Praying that you get this issue resolved soon. Hang in there buddy. Smile

     

    ~C