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Saturday, May 21st 2005

1:56 PM

The word of the day: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

I would post the exclusive pictures of my esophagus, stomach, duodenum here (I have copies)  but they're not that pretty to look at.  After the EDG, the attending physician (a glib, flippant son of a ....) said surgery may be in order-but didn't tell me why (I'll need another $100 doctor appointment to find that out).

 I have this wonderfully efficient gag reflex so before the EDG procedure a horrible tasting spray was squirted down my throat.  I was also given a sedative (my request as narcotic pain meds usually prescribed make me vomit).  The sedative was too mild, a video scope rammed down my throat caused persistant uncontrollable nausea . 

There was an upside to my coherent state of mind.  When I wasn't trying to dispel the scope,  I was able to see the whole procedure in living color.

Too bad I hate reality television.

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