I have written before about my exhaustive list of health battles I have had to fight over the past 25+ years, so many surgeries, so many medications, specialists, diagnosticians, researching for hours on end, I can't even tell you how many times I have heard "That's odd. I have never heard of that before!" I've been accused of malingering. [for attention I imagine] been told "It's all in your head." and referred to psychiatrists....makes me want to scream or grab someone by the shoulders and shake them so hard their eyeballs pop out!
I never wanted to become an addict. But I am one, under a Dr's care but addicted none-the-less [opioids]
I know I wrote about having ascites [fluid around abdominal cavity] and have had a procedure done to syphon the fluid off/out.
[ Paracentesis is a form of body fluid sampling procedure, generally referring to peritoneocentesis (also called laparocentesis) in which the peritoneal cavity is punctured by a needle to sample/drain peritoneal fluid.
After that test I went in to hospital and had an upper endoscopy to check the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. 5 different tissue samples were taken for biopsy. Then we had to sit back and wait for the results.
tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, do you really hate to wait as much as I do? Over the years I have trained myself to "Let it go" worrying doesn't change the findings/outcome.
The results are in. No cancer. Excellent. As I am a cancer survivor . Inflammation in stomach [we already knew that. Fungus in the esophagus. FUNGUS?? Yes, but now we know there is a reason for that. There is??
It's called end-stage cirrhosis of the liver. You should google it. I haven't decided what I want to do, or how to proceed. So, for right now I am going to breakfast with my best friend.
I'll follow up this follow up later