September 30, 2011

Scope


For the past two, almost three years I have been dealing with intense heart burn and stomach issues. I've been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowl syndrome), ARD (acid reflux disease), and have severe allergies to the environment. And although I'm on quite a few medications for all of this, I'm still not getting better. So today I'm having a scope done (down the throat and into my stomach) to see exactly what is going on. I didn't really want to write about this (had a sweet restaurant review instead), but I just can't get mind my off of it.

I'll be at the hospital for most of the morning and afternoon. I would love it if you could keep me in your thoughts. I know this is a very routine procedure, but in my life I have not been through anything quite like this.

Thank you so much.
-Chelsea XO

16 comments:

  1. I've dealt with stomach issues as well, usually having to do with stress--I know that it can be scary and certainly NO fun at all. Good luck today & I hope everything can be sorted out. You're in my prayers. xoxo!

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  2. yikes - i'll be praying for you, friend! :(

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  3. That does not sound like such a pleasant morning but I hope your nerves stay calm, it is not too painfull and ultimately that it helps you get better in the long run!

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  4. oh no i'm so sorry you have to do that! i feel your pain. good luck!

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  5. sending positive vibes your way miss!! as we've talked about before, i totally know what it's like to live like this and it's not fun...

    let's just pray they don't tell you to stop drinking coffee :)

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  6. Prayers for you. I went through this last year. 9 months of tests & feeling yucky. I'm all better now though so I hope you get better soon too ;)

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  7. I had this exact same thing done when I got checked for celiac disease (turned out to be positive). Try not to worry too much, it's quick and you feel no pain at all! I fell asleep and woke up, wasn't a bit groggy or anything. Good luck lady!

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  8. Also, if somehow it ends up being celiac disease or some sort of gluten intolerance (I really hope not, for your sake!), let me know because I'm quite knowledgeable on the subject! :)

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  9. Oh, so sorry to hear that. I also have a ton of stomach issues; they are horrible. Hang in there and hopefully it will be worth it.

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  10. Have you been tested for Celiac? My boyfriend has it, and it came on suddenly when he was 20...It often gets misdiagnosed as IBS and you usually have to specially ask for the test.

    Just as Caitlin said above me, if you are tested positive you can talk to me anytime! I went g-free since my boyfriend was diagnosed so I know a little bit about switching to the new lifestyle.

    Good luck!

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  11. I'm sorry to hear these things have been bothering you. You'll be in my prayers, Chelsea! I have a friend who has really bad ARD...the highest prescription can't help her. I hope they find out what's going on! Best of luck! :)

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  12. Really sorry to hear about the problems you have been having and hope that this test will provide some answers and successful treatment. You are in my thoughts and prayers sweet lady.

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  13. Oh no! I'm so sorry, I hope that after the test they'll be able to treat it better & that things get better for you <3

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  14. I hope and pray that everything went well. I also have IBS and pretty severe acid reflux and I know how painful it can be! Wishing you a swift recovery from today's procedure and luck in finding a solution!

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  15. i am SO sorry to hear this love, and you will definitely be in my thoughts :( <3

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  16. I had EXACTLY the same thing done 2 years ago! I feel for you. They diagnosed me as wheat and gluten intolerant and 2 years on I have no more stomach pain!!!! Praying for you x

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