The day after my placement, 8 weeks ago, I began experiencing what felt like a gas bubble in my stomach. Completely eliminated my appetite. The following day, I was in the ER with what they diagnosed as GERD after a CT scan looking for a clot, which was not there. They gave me Zantac and Prilosec to take. Things got better and they got more painful, sort of back and forth, but not like the day I went to the ER. This went on for 6 weeks. I kept in contact with my PCP and had an endoscopy scheduled. Then last weekend, I had a very painful episode than included extreme shortness of breath. Back to the ER. After yet another CT scan, they gave me morphine and admitted me. They contacted my EP, who ordered an ECHO and I also had an endoscopy. My stomach was beautiful. There is some fluid around the heart. I am being treated with 800 MG of Motrin per day for 7-14 days and have another ECHO at the end of the week. I also see my EP next week. Does anyone else have any experience with this? I hate to start looking around the Internet. Otherwise, I am perfectly healthy and had started mild treadmill workouts, which were going great.
You know you're wired when...
You run like the bionic woman.
I am not planning on letting any of this shorten my life. I am planning on living a long happy battery operated life. You never know maybe it will keep me alive longer. I sure know one thing I would have been dead before starting school without it.