Friday, January 16, 2009

It Is Off To See The Wizard (Gastroenterologist That Is)

It is off to the Gastroenterologist it is this morning early. I have waited for this appointment since before Thanksgiving. I am sooooooooo excited.... Is that strange or what........ excited to see a Dr. BUT .... I have had this going on since January 2000. Have seen 6 Dr's over the last 9 years and have had 5 stomach scopes, CT scans, MRI's and they found NADA........... but that is a GOOD thing but sure would be nice to find out why I have so much trouble.

Most days I feel like a balloon that has been overfilled by twice...... Some days goes around my middle into my back......... I sleep with a heating pad on my stomach most nights and that is the only thing that helps. That is crazy. Some have suggested Celtic disease.........some say most likely ulcer, some say hernia that does not need to be fixed..... ok....... someone just tell me............

I think 9 years is long enough to go without an answer.......
This little Dr is the one that saved Mom's life July 07. He is smart little cookie and cute as a button. I am hopeful. Other wise I am fine.........!

So it is a day out for me and hubby. I think we are headed over to a craft mall after my appointment to check out some booth space. I am thinking of renting a booth for my dolls and stuff.......... We will see.......... All this will take place in Norman. We are about an hour and half from the Dr. So you gals say a little prayer that this little guy will find out the problem and tell me how to fix. I am tired of that heating pad, especially in the middle of summer..............

You girls have a great weekend, I will be back in blog land on Monday.

17 comments:

Joyce said...

Oh I hope you feel better soon.
I have a "Gluten Allergy" so it can give you problems or throw you into to full scale "Celiacs Disease" so YES you need to have that checked. It can be very harmful to a person if gone undetected.
Keep us posted.
I will pray that all goes well......
See ya!
Joyce

Shirley said...

Hi Denise,
I'll be waiting for your next post about your doctor appointment and test. I'm like you, it is about time to find out the cause of your discomfort. That will be my prayer....find it...fix it! I, too, have a problem that won't show up on ultra sound or ct scan. I know there is something there....but they can't find it. We know our bodies and how we feel, and we know when something is not right. I have just resigned to blame it on my weight....I don't know, I'm always afraid it may be cancer. That is just one more reason for me to lose weight.....and I truly need to get it started.

Love you bunches. Keep us informed.

Just Joni said...

I arrived here via Annette's blog with coffee in hand and have spent the greater part of that cup here and I must say....I am enamored with your blog...you hooked me with your devotional and then your posted words revealed such a sweet spirit. I am whispering a prayer just for you (and your doctor)that it might be a day that provides answers and begins the path to physical healing. I'm so glad I stopped by...have a wonderful weekend ~

Donetta said...

Will do. Enjoy your time with your love.

Linda said...

Denise...I pray this doctor will have the answer...you will be in my thoughts. I love all your Valentine pretties...hugs, Linda

Janera said...

well, bless your heart! I'll put you on my prayer list and lift you up daily.

Love Bears All Things said...

Denise,
I am praying that you will get an answer. I have a condition called IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Very often bloating is a side effect caused by certain foods at certain times but not always the same foods. When it happens I look about 10 1/2 months pregnant and it is painful.
I hope you have had a good day and will feel better soon.
Mama Bear

Sharon said...

Praying that the Lord will give the Dr wisdom in diagnosing you and praying also that you have a safe trip there and back.
((Hugs))

Chris said...

Denise,
I pray that you and your doctor can figure out what this is and it can be healed!

And best wishes on your space for your wonderful crafts.

MelanieJoy said...

praying for you!

katie said...

Praying you will be better soon.
I pray the Dr.'s have a diagnosis for you that is manageable.
To God be the glory.

katie

Mary said...

Denise,

Praying for a safe journey and for God to give the Dr. wisdom to find what the problem is. I can relate, as I had stomach problems for many, many years. Turned out to be acid reflux and a hiatus hernia.

Blessings,
Mary

valerie said...

I'm praying for you today. Praying that this doctor will have
the answer so you can begin to receive proper treatment.

I'll be looking forward to hearing all about it. Take care, Sister!

Love,
Valerie

Back Through Time said...

I pray that they find an answer for you! I know that has to be so frustrating. Have a wonderful weekend
Michelle

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Denise ~ Oh, I hope they find out what's going on. I've been feeling the same way lately..I sleep on the heating pad between my stomach and back...it sucks!

Let me know what the verdict is!

Hugz,
Michele

Mimi said...

it is evening so by now you have seen your smart little cookie of a doctor...and he has told you that you can get better...or ordered a bunch more tests...

and you have had a nice day out with your sweet husband...

I pray that all went well with the appointment.

please let us know !!!
Mimi

Annette said...

prayers are always with you!! I'm going to miss you, but look foreword to visiting with you when your back home.
Hugs
Annette