Life's Path

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The rest of February 2009

So now that I am off work and don't have to worry about that any more, I am back to focusing on getting better and running to what seems like a million appointments.

We get the results from the MRI and the Echo cardiogram.  MRI is good, nothing to report there and that is good news.  Echo cardiogram reveals that I have a mild "leaky" heart.  One of the valves doesn't work so well and some blood leaks back into the system.  Nothing to be too concerned about at this point but we will have to keep an eye on it over the years to make sure it doesn't progress to something worse.  Glenn now sings the song "Don't break my heart, my leaky leaky heart..."  Yeah, trust him to make humor out of everything!

I have been called back to the Colposcopy clinic, the cells are progressing faster than they like and so I will have to get a more invasive procedure to remove all the bad cells in my cervix.  This is called a LEEP procedure.  "LEEP uses a thin wire loop electrode which is attached to an electrosurgical generator. The generator transmits a painless electrical current that quickly cuts away the affected cervical tissue in the immediate area of the loop wire. This causes the abnormal cells to rapidly heat and burst, and separates the tissue as the loop wire moves through the cervix. This technique allows your physician to send the excised tissue to the lab for further evaluation which insures that the lesion was completely removed, as well as allowing for a more accurate assessment of the abnormal area."  So I have this procedure on February 25th and I am glad once again that we were on top of this so that it didn't turn into the big "C" word down the road.

I am also booked in to see a Gastrointestinal Specialist on February 26th.  We don't know why I keep having the diarrhea constantly and we still haven't found out where the inflammation in my body is so we have to rule out Chron's or Colitis.  I meet Dr. Cadili late in the day on the 26th and he immediately books me in for a Colonoscopy and a Small Bowel follow through x-ray in the coming weeks.  Yeah, I get to go for a Colonoscopy...but I will deal with that in my next post!  There we have it, another month gone and we still don't know what is going on.  But we are still working on it...something has to click and give us the answer at some point...right???

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