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#1 aniwallar

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:31 PM

Hi:
I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago because I was not feeling very well at all. I have been having a lot of shortness of breath and fast palpitations.
The doctor did an Electro cadiogram and found it to be abnormal. Now she wanted to see the last one but the hospital couldn't locate my records.
I guess they finally found them because my doctor call me to tell me that there was "no change" in my test compared to the last two. I don;t understand that because I know I have had other electros that come out normal.
Now I'm also having pain in the back of my shoulder and in my felt arm together with a steady pinch on the left side of my chest. I know it could be anything but this is driving me crazy...

Well, one thing the doctor did was order many test again. Today I will go for the PFT, tomorrow I have the holter monitor. Next week I have to go for CT Scans of the chest and abdomen (because of a tumor in the adrenal gland). I also need an Endoscopy together with a colonoscopy.
Latwer on I will have the Esophageal Mannometry.

It is such a pain when I have to go for my many test but this time It feels like I have too many. Even though I wish everything would come up normal and right, I figure that the way I'm feeling, they should find what is wrong and fix it.

As for today, I'm planning to tell the doctor that I still have this chest pain so maybe they will do something about it.

Thanks for listening.

Ani Wallar

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 04:06 PM

Ani,
Getting so many test is an emotional pain, but to eliminate the physical symptoms it's something we all have to do. So hang in there Darlin'. I've a few endoscopes and they haven't been that bad. Since you're also getting the colonscopy, they'll probably put you into a mild sedation. If that happens, you won't feel a thing.

How did the pft go today? Please let us know how you're doing and your test results. You'll be in our thoughts

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:53 AM

Hi Ani, Just a bit of reassurance re the endoscopy- I have had several in the last few years and can truthfully say have never had and pain, or distress with it - I always opt for the sedation.
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#4 aniwallar

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:19 PM

I know I should not have any pain, that's not the problem. The thing is that I do not like sedation. It's funny but ir makes me feel horrible. I feel like I loose control and I don't like that. Even when I have surgery, I won't allow the doctor to give me anything to "make me feel good" before I go into the surgery room. I don't know how they will do it this time considering that I will have both the endoscopy and colonoscopy together.

Thanks mfor your good wishes,


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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:02 PM

Hey Ani,
An endoscopy & a colonoscopy at the same time?? Oh my. And without sedation. You are brave.

Good luck & I hope your results are all healthy!

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#6 aniwallar

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:22 PM

Oh No, I don't want any sedation. I want the to put me to sleep!!!!

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:02 AM

Hey Ani,
During my endoscopy the meds made me fall asleep right when I got in the room and I woke up in the recovery room. I hope the same for you.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 05:40 AM

Hi Ani,
I don't know what sort of sedation you had pre-op - Here in the UK this is frequently oral medication e.g an anti-depressant. That can make you feel very woozy and out of control. The sedation for endoscopy is given intravenously and it really feels like you have been 'put out', as peanut says you actually wake up after the procedure.
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