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Elf to go under the knife, so to speak - Elf M. Sternberg
Elf to go under the knife, so to speak
Well, it looks like I'm going to be going in for endoscopic surgery in the second week of June. My doctor is fed up with my complaints about my insides and sent me to a specialist who, naturally, wanted to take a look. So it looks like I'll at least be getting some answers.

The doc seemed like a nice guy, early 30s, used to dealing with lots of middle-aged whiners like me. During the medical history, since he needs to know everything about my GI tract, I listed off all the relevant particulars, you know, no food allergies, glass of wine now and then, no smoking, lots of coffee, and then I said, "How do I put this? I was joking with my wife the other day that I didn't have this much problem with my insides when I was dating boys."

He didn't even blink. Just casually noted it down, asked the obvious questions, yes I've been tested recently, yes, I'm negative for everything.

Anyway, we talked about anaesthetics and reactions to them, and the usual possible risks of surgery, and that'll be that. More as time goes on.

Don't worry about me. It's just an endoscope and biopsy. If you want to really see something to worry about, well, you could always take a look at Jay Lake's blog and worry that he's going in for bowel resectioning surgery today to cut out a tumor this afternoon.

Between now and then you'll still have to read through my jury duty. That's in just ten days! Eek.

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From: dsgood Date: May 9th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck!
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elfs From: elfs Date: May 9th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's already got one! Unfortunately, this is going down the front end. My reflux isn't responding well to Prilosec or Nexium, so he wants to take a look around my esophagus.
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