Hello to all - sorry I haven't updated, but there really wasn't too much to update... There, still isn't really, but I wanted to check in.
As far as my revision surgery goes - I still haven't gotten approval from my insurance company, so I'm playing the waiting game.
On Facebook, I was reading a thread about Pancreatitis.. So, I looked into it, and it matches EVERY symptom I have (the acute, not chronic). So, I made an appointment with my doctor. He agrees that it is definitely worth looking into, especially with surgery pending - if something is wrong, maybe I can get completely fixed while they're "under the hood." The thing that haunted me the most was the abdominal pain that radiates to the back with pancreatitis - that's not a common issue with ulcers. With pancreatitis, if left untreated, it could turn into diabetes. I did NOT lose 160 pounds to get diabetes. So, better safe than sorry.. With this, I got a lab slip to check enzyme levels if/when I have another flare up, as well as having a MRCP done (next Tuesday morning.)
I honestly hope that it is only an ulcer. But, at the same time, it's good to know that if it isn't just the ulcer, I know what it is, and can begin getting treated with that. Regardless, we know the ulcer is a recurring problem, and I will continue going the route of the revision to get that problem taken care of.
Well, that is all for me at the moment. I hope that everyone is doing well.
I'm ready for the next chapter of healthiness.... this crap is getting old! :-)
About Gastric Girl
- Laurie (TheSafestScents.com)
- Tomball, TX, United States
- My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)