Well guys had the endoscopy, I've got a sinking heart as I type this, every one is fixated on the anaemia!!! Do I vomit blood? is there blood in my urine? Is there blood in my stools? How heavy are my periods? Are you a heavy drinker? Do I take loads of NSAIDs?
"Mrs ##### do you understand why your having this procedure today"
"Hopefully to find the cause if my B12 deficiency "
"It's to look for a cause of your anaemia"
"Dr could the anaemia be a symptom of my B12 deficiency"
"Um I don't think that has anything to do with it" but we are going to test you for Coaliac diseas.
So all the visual checks "looked good" they took 2 biopsies one for Coaliac the other for ?????? The nurse pre procedure said they would check for H pylori, guess what they didn't !!!
Now the Consultant wants me to have a colonoscopy to look for possible bleeds there.
BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL !!!
The team were lovely but the questions I asked were not answered, the nurse who did my pre checks told me she knew all about b12 deficiency as she is a vegetarian and has to take iron tablets for her b12 deficiency!! I think the consultant was disappointed to not find a huge blood sucking tumour or bleeding ulcer!! Oh well better luck next time eh!!!
My head is starting to smart, from all this banging!!