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I finished the GI testing required for the lung transplant evaluation and all in all, everything is pretty good. The testing wasn't pleasant and there were some issues but this is what I found out: The Hydrogen Breath test showed I have Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) and I am now on an antibiotic for it. It should bring down bloating and reduce gas. Apparently this is common with autoimmune diseases. The 24 Hour PH Test With Manometry was VERY unpleasant. It showed I have considerable reflux even though I am asymptomatic. Due to medication to control it, my reflux is not ac
Hi, Has anyone else out there had to be intubated for an operation whilst they are awake? I am due to have my gall stones removed very shortly but due to the very small size of my mouth I have been told by the surgeon that they will not be able to put me to sleep before they insert the intubation tube. Normally they can guide the tube down when you are asleep but if you have microstomia you have to be awake to swallow the tube. I am dreading this experience but have been told that if I can swallow an endoscopy tube (which I did but vowed and declared never again!) then this should be a piece