Endoscopy today. Another of those wait around forever until the show gets on the road. At least Jerry could come in and wait with me until the doctor was ready to go. I thought I was getting Propofol (lovely drug) but I got some combination of Benedryl, Versed and Fentanyl. I’ve had Versed before….love the stuff. Turn it on, you’re gone. Turn it off, you’re back.
Anyway, I WASN’T back when it was off….not for a long time. The doctor talked to Jerry and I missed it all. Good new… he found what he expected to find. My nice, fat, ugly tumor was nowhere to be found. There was something white and flaking off in the area (tumor?) The area was still irritated (probably the reason I’m still having trouble swallowing) but things looked good. The report says “Exudate with friable mucosa a from 34-37 incisors. Biopsied.” No clue what that means (Lois???) He didn’t do a esophageal ultrasound which would have told him more but things are looking just great.
Also, the “patient’s tolerance of the procedure was excellent.” Ha! Another A!
Jerry and I went over to Rice Village to walk around and get lunch..neat little place…interesting restaurants and shops. When we got back to Anne and Clark’s I settled down on the couch to watch an episode of Parenthood (I’m bingeing on them on Netflix) and promptly fell asleep until 6:00 when Sean called. Can you imagine how long it will take for me to come out of anesthesia from surgery if I’m out cold for a day from a 30 minute procedure?
Again, thanks for your prayers, thoughts and healing energy. Things are looking so good and I am so very grateful.