Sunday, May 24, 2015

another chapter in the ongoing saga....

I had my endoscopic ultrasound and the docs found what they think is a partial blocked bile duct between my pancreas and my gall bladder, which might be causing all the problems. So I have to another procedure with sedation called an ERCP where they are going to try to open the bile duct, etc... The scary thing is that one of the complications is having another possible bout of pancreatitis after the procedure, but they said they will take steps to prevent it.

I'm really hoping that this next procedure gets me on the other side of this whole episode. Everything else seems to be on hold until I can get this cleared up. I still want to get my next sleep study done. I'm trying to do the one day at time type thing right now, cause I feel like I might lose my mind if I don't.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

My New Malaise Continues

I'm still having the complications from pancreatitis, and I've had to cancel my sleep study appointment, which sets back my trying to help my sleep apnea and migraine problems. My doctor says my CT scan came back normal and I had an endoscopy procedure earlier in the week to look at my digestive tract. That came back normal as well. Now they are going to schedule an endoscopic ultrasound to see the pancreas better.

I'm not sure when you can classify something as another chronic problem, but this has been going on for over a month. And it's not just the pain, but the loss of appetite. I'm never hungry. I can stomach only a couple of foods. Plus there is this horrible malaise feeling, other digestive issues, and constant pain in my upper abdomen.