Ok, so I was trying to be somewhat creative with this post, but I’m still kind of loopy from the anesthesia, so I’ll just cut to the chase:
I had my upper GI Endoscopy today and got the results immediately after. The procedure itself went fine. (I’ll write more on it in a later post). Before I knew it, everything was over and my wife and I were talking to my doctor about his findings.
Basically, my duodenum was fine. My stomach was fine. However, I was diagnosed with esophagitis. Basically, my esophagus is irritated and inflamed from acid reflux. People with this condition often have serious heartburn, but to this point, this has not been one of my symptoms.
So, here’s what I have to do:
- Commit to a healthy (non-acid producing) diet.
- Use a protein pump inhibitor PO daily (at least for the next 3 months)
- Repeat the upper endoscopy in 3 months to check the healing of my esophagus.
Thanks so much, everyone, for your prayers and encouragement. I’ll continue to update you with my progress.