Monday, April 27, 2009

Of Course...

Long post...

Well, I survived my colonoscopy and endoscopy and the results are in. The results of the tests are... that I need more tests. I love modern medicine. The procedures I had done showed that I have no scar tissue or anything cancerous or otherwise nasty in my esophagas, stomach, retcum or colon. That's a good thing. However, the procedures did not turn up anything that would explain my high level of anemia, which is evidently a cause for concern. It doesn't seem like that big a deal to me. I know I was anemic as a kid. I had to take this awful tonic twice a day. I can still taste it. Yuck.

The freaky part is that in one of the other tests I have to have, I have to swallow a capsule containing a micro-video camera, and some monitoring equipment that straps to my body records the data as this thing passes through my whole digestive tract. I was told that this is to view my upper intestine, since they can't get in there with a regular scope-type deal. Freaky.

Well, enough about that. Wednesday with the test prep was awful as expected. I had the procedures on Thursday and slept most of the day. On Friday I was all better so I spent the day in celebration, fishing as the weather was hot. I got my first sun burn of the year, on my face and arms. I didnt catch any trout, but you know that old saying about a bad day of fishing being better than a good day at work...

Friday was so good that I repeated on Saturday, also a hot day. I caught two nice rainbows. To step back a bit, I happened to wake up in the morning when Bill was up and the smell of his English muffins made me suddenly crave pancakes, so I made some. I haven't eaten a breakfast that filling in a long time. I also fired up the grill on Saturday and made salmon steaks and cheese burgers for Bill and I, and sucked down a few beers. After the grilling and eating, I sat down in a chaise lounge on the back patio with the dogs. It was around 5:30. Yep, I fell asleep. When I woke up it was 9:30 and dark. I got up, worked on a music project for a while and went to bed.

On Sunday I slept in a while, got up and cleaned house. I practiced my guitar for an hour of so, then went to have dinner with the kids. My daughter was not there as she is in Austin on vacation visiting friends. My ex told me that my daughter's boyfriend was meeting her down there to propose to her. I was very, very happy to hear about that. I sincerely hope that she answers in the affirmative. He is such a great guy and they have made such a good, fun couple the past three years. I just know it would continue to be so.

So, today, I'm back at work. Between now and the 15th I have a lot to do. I have two tests to get taken and two doctor's visits to make. I have to take my car in for scheduled service, and for a body work estimate from when my Mom backed into it in the drive. I have to work on the yard and get the garden in. I have to repair the ceiling in the living room now that Billy Boy has the leak fixed. I have to pay my monthly bills. I have to get ready for Mother's Day and for camping. And on and on. It's going to be a hectic next two weeks. By the time it's all over I will need the rest and relaxation that the camping will bring.

Well, back at it. More later...


  1. Either you aren't making enough red blood or you are bleeding out somewhere.

    They will find it. I'm sorry you had to go through all of that testing. I KNOW it sucks.

    Be well and keep us posted brother.


  2. What doesn't make sense is that I'm not finding any blood, and none shows up when I do my three month urine tests for my kidney. Maybe I'm not making enough red blood. Just what I need- something else not working right.