Jul 13, 2012 - 12:25 pm
Well, don had the EGD this morning and gatro doc says all looks good - no ulcers and no cancer. He is thinking it is possible scar tissue and something from the nerves being cut.
He wants to follow up with Don in his office soon. He told Don to take 1 tablespoon of miralax daily and 1 tablespoon three times a day of Equate fiber. He emphasized the equate brand - I don't know if he owns stock in Walmart or Equate or whatever, but that's what I went and got.
Don is to continue taking the pain medicine (Norco). I just saw that Shammi posted the same type of situation is going on with his dad. Don has had 2 CT scans within 2 weeks, and ultrasound of the gallbladder, numerous blood tests and now the EGD (scope).
While we are greatly relieved that there was no ulcer or tumor present, therefore, no need to take any biopsies, the pain remains a mystery and the gastro doc says it is not all that uncommon and may go away in a few months (or hopefully less). Don did not have this pain until about 4 weeks ago - started rather mild with a few sharp pains now and again, then gradually increased about 2 weeks ago to an all day, all night pain.
I am very relieved that nothing showed up but that doesn't help Don and his pain. We had the Bickersons visit us briefly on the way home. The Bickersons is what a male nurse used to call my mom and dad when dad was in the hospital for lengthy stay - he and mom would 'bicker' back and forth and because my dad was hard of hearing, practically everyone on the floor could hear them. Now when Don and I 'bicker' I say "The Bickersons are here!".
I know he's probably still frustrated not finding a cause for the pain - but I am happy nothing bad showed up. We'll continue this route until either the pain goes away or one of both of us get to the point that we can't take it anymore and he wants to pursue another opinion. Of course, we're hoping the pain goes away SOON - we want to take a trip out to Sturgis and it won't be much fun for him if he feels like this.
Just wanted to let you know what we found out - or didn't find out. I plan to return to work on Monday - I haven't been able to focus on that for the past two weeks and I don' know what else to do except give a try with the miralax and equate and norco.
Is it cocktail hour?