This is an update to my previous post today (below the line).
My PCP called me back after 4pm today, I waited all day long for her! Anyway, I told her how I was upset with the doctor who did my endoscopy and that I needed to have the "barium swallow" test done so I could take that report to my surgeon consult next Wednesday, and she seemed puzzled. I said that's initially what I asked for but when I said "Upper GI" she thought I meant endoscopy. So now I must wait for a call tomorrow to schedule that barium swallow in the next day or so. Great! More time from work...
So now I feel better, because sometimes I almost feel afraid to ask for all these tests from my PCP because I truly want her to back me up on having this revision. Everytime I ask and I feel timid like I'm asking for too much from her, but everytime she willing does what I ask. YAY!
So yesterday I had my endoscopy, and the doctor that did it was an ass to say the least. He came in the room was very methodical and quick. He gave me an opportunity to speak but he cut me off like he truly didn't care to hear what I had to say. Thanks Buddy! I called my PCP's office this morning and left a messgae for my doc to call me back because I'm still upset with this guy and the results "he" came up with.
Keep in mind that I had an upper GI done Feb. 2001 which showed siginifcant follow-thru, and a serious case of GERD. I had the same test done Oct. 2002 and it showed the same thing just a little worse. Now, I kept having these done everytime I had a baby, doctors orders. So by Oct. 2002 I've had 6 doctors tell me I have GERD. I've lived with this forever!
This doc from yesterday tells me very quickly that my bypass is intact and looks great, I have no GERD or evidence of heartburn, no ulcers or hernias. WHAT?!
I then asked if he saw that my stoma was stretched and he said "Yes, it was a bit dialated," but I got the feeling that he wasn't so concerned about that. So I'm thinking this doctor hurried up and did the procedure and said you're fine go home, but how can I dismiss everything all the other docs have told me?
So if my stoma was "a bit dialated" then can you imagine what it looks like with food in my belly? ARGH!
When my PCP calls me back I'm going to tell her that I am not happy. I want the Upper GI that my surgeon requested that I get. End of story.