Yesterday’s endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was a success! I also had an EGD which revealed no stomach ulcers but the ERCP revealed that I do have I have sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and my pancreatic bile duct was completely blocked so they performed a sphincterectomy, sliced it open and inserted a stent. I had to stay at the hospital all day but they gave me a choice to be admitted or go home with my Mom (since she is a nurse) so I stayed at my parent’s house last night. Continue reading
Well, I made it through the first day of another three day work week. Sadly the extra two days off this week are not for a holiday or fun time off but for a rather risky medical procedure.
I will likely be missing my division’s Christmas party at work. Since I can barely eat without severe pain that is probably for the best anyway, although I will miss the White Elephant gift exchange. 😉
I have lacked the energy (and emotional stability) to post much the past few days (sorry for missing Music Monday) but I wanted to give a quick update on my current medical journey. Continue reading