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March 2018



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The Endoscopy Was Uneventful

I stayed over at my friend Pat's house and we got up at 5:45 in the morning to get to Sayre by 7am. I couldn't eat or drink before the procedure so I just had to get dressed.

I got a new pair of yellow socks with my procedure. (I got purple socks with my last procedure.)

I had a brief talk with my surgeon. He is a nice young man. He confirmed that he won't give me a Roux-en-Y, because of my weight. He said "You will have to find a better surgeon than me to do that". (That would be difficult he is a very good surgeon.) He wants to do a gastric sleeve instead. I am very disappointed. But resigned to my fate. The only up-side to the gastric sleeve is that I can go back to taking Aleave. NSAIDs are only a problem with the Roux-en-Y. And the arthritis isn't going to go away so, there is that.

The Anesthesiologist knocked me out and I woke up an hour later with a sore throat. The surgeon took a biopsy but he is cautious that way. There were no problems and everything looks good to proceed. They gave me some pudding and ginger ale and let me go.

Guthrie in Sayre is a nice hospital. Everyone was nice to me. And they appreciated that I was cheerful and pleasant to them.

I have been sleeping most of the day. My throat actually feels worse now than it did when I woke up. And I think I have a bruise under my jaw on the left side.

Pat has been looking out for me. I really appreciate all the help she has given me. She made lovely salmon patties for dinner, and she has kept me well stocked with hot tea and throat lozenges.


I am glad to hear things went well.

I am sorry you're not getting the procedure you wanted. You know I can, do and will continue to support you as much as I can. Have a safe trip home, it's very cold.