Hi Everyone! :emoticon-dont-know:
I know I haven't been around for a while, those of you who really know me know the reasons!....it's been quite a year in so many sad ways. But I am getting there slowly.
The reason I am posting is I saw the gastro folks on Tuesday (1st time) as my Rheumatogist felt it would be sensible. Basically, to assess the GERD and investigate if the digestion was been affected as he thinks I've got irritable bowel syndrome I have to submit a stool sample, as there is a new test that can assess if there's inflammation in the bowel without the need of colonoscopy..sounds good to me!.... See a ENT consultant regards the full/sticking feeling in my throat ?Possible pouch where food is sticking before heading down,a barium swallow to see how the oesophagus is behaving,and an abdominal scan because she thought she felt a smooth mass in the right iliac fossa like a bladder, but I've got a bit of a fatty tummy ....but she doesn't seem to think its anything to fret about ..hope not anyway!!
But I have had a dull ache in my lower back for a week or two like a kidney pain ....just gnarling; I'm aware of it but not rolling in agony...has anyone else had this type of back pain? With the possible mass and back pain I am frightened that there's something sinister going on in my ovary; I am trying to be sensible here but these things cross your mind and google can be your own worst enemy!! I guess the abdominal scan when I get the appointment will show anything; I have seen my family doctor and he thought I could have a low grade kidney infection causing the discomfort; he's given me antibiotics in the meantime.
Hope you're all doing as well as can be, I would appreciate any feed back ....even if its to calm my nerves