Yesterday I had to go to the hospital to have a upper endoscopy imaging test.
Let's begin with no one told me I would need a ride home...drove myself to the hospital, had to leave my car on the lot for several hours.
No one told me I would be sedated. That heavy sleep for an hour was actually somewhat refreshing.
The purpose of this test is to determine the health of my esophagus and stomach, been having issues and looking for the reason behind the ascites [excess fluid in the abdominal cavity]
I did ask the Dr. directly what my diagnosis is...he said "some form of cirrhosis of the liver" Let me just state for the record I am not a drinker [of alcohol] never have been. He reminded me that non-smokers can get lung cancer....
The nurses were lovely, they always are. Very caring and professional.
If I tried to sit down and make a list of all the health issues I have had to deal with over the past 20-25 years...I don't know if I could do it. It would be quite long and quite extensive. That is why I am feeling more like a guinea pig every day.