Okay Bunnies

Today I underwent absolutely the second worst experience of my entire life! It was called an esophageal manometry– and I say second worst because my two gastroscopies (with no anesthesia or sedatives) in 1998 were the worst thing I’ve ever undergone- bar none!
Currently I have a thin tube attached to a machine and it goes in my nose that goes down into my stomach. The pipe is taped to my cheek, goes over my ear and is then taped to my neck. It’s a 24 hour PH test and I have to note the times I start and finish eating, the times that I start and finish lying down, and the times I get heartburn or chest pains. The shitty thing is this little pipe will only come out tomorrow morning when I’m admitted and I can feel it in the back of my throat every time I swallow!

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About Angel

Wife, mom, cake artist, Guide Dog puppy raiser, ADHD champion, wedding planner, and tattooed cat slave.

21 Responses to Okay Bunnies

  1. angel says:

    hi all! thank you so much for all the prayers and good wishes! it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to know how many people were wishing me well apart from my nearest and dearest!

    nmotb: thanx for keeping them all on top of things, and thanx for the beautiful teddybear! i’m definitely going to be posting a picture of the other pressie you brought me so everyone else can have a good giggle!! love you madly!

  2. Eternally Curious says:

    So glad to hear surgery went well. Thank you nmotb! Heal well and soon Angel…God Speed.

  3. justin says:

    Hi Angel,
    I’ve just found your blog via Reluctant Nomad’s.
    I had major oesophageal surgery in my mid twenties, for chronic heatburn and stricture (which had plagued my life until then). So I can appreciate the hell you’re going through.
    Wishing you all the best for the op, and an acid-free life thereafter.
    Great banner photo, BTW.

  4. Within Without says:

    Not back yet, huh…hope all’s well, Angel. We’re waiting for you to raise the curtain again.

    …when you’re up to it, of course.

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  6. Cookie Monster says:

    You get better soon… tell Damien to fix ya some honey and lemon tea.. sooth the throat… now please ask damien if he games online? Geen to take the controls with him online!

  7. Within Without says:

    Angel (and NMOTB):

    Thanks for the update and sorry I wasn’t around to wish you well before you went in.

    Glad the op went fine and hope your recovery goes well too!

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  9. NMOTB says:

    ANGELS OPERATION – Hi all, Angel has had her op and all went well, she is recovering nicely in Hospital and will be home on Friday!

  10. Phats says:

    Glad it’s over with and behind you! Hope everything is okeh

  11. Tom Cat says:

    Gawsh yah that DOES sound terrible. I just really hope it restores your body to it’s natural self again. 🙂
    And best you come back soon because I love your blog. It’s one of those ones that just flow ever so naturally.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Good lord, that sounds awful! And I thought the 5day EEG thing strapped to your head was bad.

  13. BUDDESS says:

    My thoughts are with you!!!! I hope all goes well and don’t forget you have many blogfriends all thinking about you right now!!!! Best of luck and we’ll hear from you soon!!

  14. Melany aka Supermom says:

    Oh my goodness Angel. That sounds absolutely horrible!

  15. Tracy- that crazy ADHD chick says:

    YUMMY! Sounds like I’m very grateful not to be you tonight sweet one. Just keep in mind that it’s a shitty short payment for a looong happy future. Kinda like childbirth… well maybe I could find a better analogy but heck It’s nearly midnight and thats the best I have right now.
    We will see you when your unhitched and happy soon doll!
    Blessings to you and your throat

  16. Dawn says:

    *sob*gulp*eina* THINKING OF YOU FRIENDY – all good wishes for a swift and full recovery to make all this discomfort worth it. Missing you already! xoxo

  17. gail says:

    Thinking of you Angel. How awful that all sounds. Lets hope that the time “flies” by. Love Blue

  18. Anonymous says:

    Hang in there, it’ll be over soon. I’ll be thinking of you. Can’t wait to hear from you again in a couple of days.

  19. cher says:

    OH YUK! I feel for ya girl. I hope everything comes out okay. uhm.. wait.. that wasn’t intended to be a punn. Really, I hope you’re alright. thanks for reading me and leaving comments. To bad like minded people live so far away lol. I remember visiting neighbors to. Today, I don’t even know my neighbors.

  20. Terri says:

    Oh dear Angel that sounds terribly uncomfortable. Hang in there, Babe, it’ll all be over soon 🙂

    PS Just read your FFF post: Love it!!!

  21. NMOTB says:

    oh my dear friend, luckily by tomorrow this time it will all be over – so how is the diet thing going??? My mom had that done and she sais it is extremely uncomfortable more that anything else! will be thinking of you tomorrow and will see you soon! Hey the hosp is so close to my house, i will probably pop around to see you during the day on thursday sometime – love ya, bye!