Topic: Back from the hospital
So after 3 days straight of vomitting and not eating or drinking for a week, I went into the hospital on Saturday. I had lost 29 pounds and was just not doing well.
They plumped me full of fluids (I actually gained 7 pounds just on iv fluids!). I got my mri results and luckily it showed no reoccurance. YIPPEE. My bloodwork is fine, though we are still waiting on the cae199. I had 2 rounds of xrays, one with contrast one without. The only thing discovered was during the 8 hour schedule of the contrast xrays, that my digestion is SLOW.
On to an ERCP (without anestesia). My doctor saw a "spot" that on anyone else he "would have said it was an ulcer, but given my history, they need to take a tissue sample.". Unfortuneately, I was in pain, gagging and although being forcibly held down was moving too much to get a good look or a sample. I go back in on Monday for another ERCP and tissue sample. They are putting me to sleep this time.
I got sent home with something like prilosec and a tube for a stool sample (whenever that happens). I am annoyed as nobody is listening to me when I say that the prilosec was the start of all my problems. So here I am, in pain, bloated and wishing I knew *those* words in Swedish so I could tell at the doctors to listen to me.
Does anyone know if bone metastisies are picked up in xray or mri?
Can everyone think good, positive thoughts that I have one very annoying ulcer and not a reoccurance?
Hope everyone is doing well.
36 year old patient with buckets of hope