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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Do I have the stomach for this?

(You will have to excuse the 'misuse'/manipulation of this common idiom)
The answer to the question is 'Yes'! Many people of 'my age' complain that various body parts are at the mercy of gravity and therefore tend to sag a bit as we get older. Well apparently my stomach has defied this trend and an Endoscopy has shown that it is actually moving upwards. It's been doing this for a while but lately its dash northwards has intensified and 2/3 of it is pushed up into the oesophagus.
Lovely Dr N drew on some diagrams for me during our consultation in early October...the 'balloon' is my stomach!!!


Sounds revolting I know. Except for a bit of reflux which is beautifully controlled by a small tablet, I've not had any problems. But...there's always a but isn't there?...following all medical advice, I have to get the hiatus hernia fixed as this pushy stomach of mine is starting to move towards other 'bits' and will cause problems. This op was put on hold while DH's medical issues were dealt with and now, with him doing a lot better, it's my turn!


So tomorrow morning I head off to Holy Spirit Northside for an op and a 3 night stay.

Behind the trees is the HSN at Chermside
 New nighties have been washed ...
I will be on liquids/purees for 2 weeks and then 'soft foods' for quite a while apparently; so that will be interesting as there will be several Christmas get togethers as well as a High Tea that I've been invited to...as I said, it could be interesting :-) Stay tuned!

17 comments:

bettsylyn (Lynda) said...

Oh Maria that is no fun at all. Do everything you are told by the doctors and recover quickly. I do have some things for you but will catch up when you are feeling more human and at home. Take care.

susie said...

My Goodness Maria,
Take good care and get good rest. You can't miss a High Tea invite!
Hugs, Susie

kiwikid said...

Oh Maria I hope all goes well for you...good luck with the op...good to hear the Dr is in good health too!!

Susan said...

All the best - bad timing as you say for all the Christmas events coming up - but maybe with this behind you, 2016 can be a easy cruise medically speakign for both of you!

(no purple nighties??)

angela said...

Not good Maria. I have a hiatus hernia but they can't fix it. So I keep taking my nexium and just live with it. I hope it all goes well for you xxx

Dorothy said...

Hope your op and recovery go well Maria. You'll feel like a new woman when its all over and it sounds like you'll be AOK for Christmas dinner. xox

Tanya Murray said...

Well I hadn't heard of this before. Always teaching me something Maria...though I wish you weren't in this case. All the best possible wishes for the op, love and God bless, Tanya x

Lin said...

Hope all goes well for you Maria and I shall be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. xx

Cynthia said...

Oh, dear, I'm so sorry you will have to liquefy your Christmas treats! Or have surgery at all. I hope it goes well, no pain, and you heal quickly. Pretty new nighties, by the way!

Australian Gardening Granny said...

Sorry to hear this Maria. I'll be thinking about you and wishing you a swift recovery.

(On a different subject, do you remember the time when you could buy a nice new garment and put it straight on? Goodness knows what they put in the fabric that is so toxic you can't put it next to your skin without washing it. I must be showing my age.)

Get well soon.

Christine M said...

I hope all goes well, Maria. Hugs, Christine xx

Yvonne W said...

Thinking of you and wishing you a quick recovery.

Noela said...

By now you will have had your op so sending lots of good thoughts for a speedy recovery. Hugs......

Vireya said...

Looks like someone needs to give you a portable blender as an early Christmas present, that you can take along to all those Christmas dos!

Hope the surgery goes smoothly, and everything heals up quickly. And that you can enjoy some blended Christmas goodies!

margaret said...

sending lots of prayers and love for your recovery from the surgery, such a shame you will not be able to join in with all the lovely foods at Christmas, but maybe you can put your dinner through a liquidiser so you can still get the taste. Take care and do as you are told if that is possible

duchess_declutter said...

Sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery Maria!

Nanette said...

Thinking of you Maria, hope all went well, and good wishes for an easy recovery. xx