- Date – 10/11/2017
- Appointment time – 5:45 AM.
- Procedure – EGD.
3:30 AM – What is that noise? What’s going on? Where am I? Make it stop. Growl. Hiss. Roar!
3:45 AM – I’m thirsty. I’m hungry. This is getting real. I’m about to have my stomach chopped up. The anxiety is happening. Fuck.
4:00 AM – Keenan stole the fucking shower. Really?! Dude. I’ll just lay in bed and ride this anxiety attack out. It’ll be fine. Deep breaths.
4:15 AM – Shower. Finally. It was comforting for a moment then as I was waking up the reality of it all set back in. This isn’t just an endoscopy, this is the beginning of a completely life-changing process. Shit. Anxiety sucks. My heart racing. My stomach is trying to escape through my throat which is clasped shut from fear. I have to go. I can’t be late… get out of the shower. You can have a meltdown later. Put on some pants and let’s go.
4:30 AM – Thank goodness it’s cool outside. I think I might puke. This is really happening. I’m really taking the jump into the bariatric surgery society. Okay, Meighan, you want this. You are excited about this. This is going to be the change you need to live your life like a “normal” person.
4:40 AM – Turn the music down. I can’t handle it. Turn it off. Silence. Quit talking. It’s early. I’m thirsty. Why is Plano so far away? Gosh, I’m thirsty. Uh oh. There’s a rumble in my tummy.
5:30 AM – We’re here. I might puke. This is so real and it’s not even about the silly endoscopy!! This procedure is nothing really. It’s about the fact that this is just one of the steps required to do the BIG ONE!! This is the start of my journey. Here we go.
6:30 AM – Okay. I’m tired. Where are the drugs? I want a nap. Over it. I’m just hungry and SO fucking thirsty. Let’s get this over with…
7:30 AM – I’m so bored. I’ve already answered all of these questions 100 times. I hate waiting. Come on already.
8:15 AM – FINALLY!!! Let’s do this shit!!!
9:00 AM – Where am I? What happened? Who are you? WATER!!!!!
10:00 AM – Ah. No more pants. My couch. My kitty. My blanket. Win. Home sweet home.
Results – I have a hiatal hernia and my stomach produces way too much acid. They took tissue samples which I will hear more about later this week. My surgeon can’t wait to pull out that mess. According to him, my life is about to change!
No news yet on the BIG surgery date, but I can tell you all that I have decided to have the laparoscopic gastric sleeve. (I’ll be posting more about what it is later!)
Now, if you will excuse me, I’m exhausted. I know there are a lot of questions and I’ll try my hardest to keep you all informed and as educated about this entire process as I possibly can.
Until next time,