Bracing for a Storm and update on my current health
I did not post yesterday because I spent a majority of the day in the outpatient procedure building at John's Hopkins Medical Center.
I needed to have an upper endoscopy with BRAVO pH placement. I have been suffering from GERD (gastric esophagus reflux disease) for many years. I have a hital hernia that is making the symptoms worse.
I really need to have a surgical procedure to fix the hole. After yesterday's procedure, I have this monitor around my neck that checks the PH level in my stomach. My chest is very tight and it is hard to eat or drink. Bending over is also a problem.
I still have to have a barium swallow test in September and then we can discuss surgical options, dates and that kind of stuff. I can expect to be inpatient for 3-5 days. I may even have the opportunity to have my stomach stapled since that procedure is also an excellent way to control the reflux.
Birth mom was so cute, even though I assured her I would call when I could yesterday she called twice. I came home and went to sleep as did Mike (Hubby) who had gotten off a more than 18 hour straight work day.
She is also worried about the upcoming storm. We are starting to prepare. We have a new sump pump, and have cleared a shelf that sat beside the hole so if we have to bail we can. We purchased a generator from Sears and Mike is going to pick that up this morning.
I need to go and get some water, batteries and a couple more lighters to be prepared. I have candles and flashlights at the ready.
I will update as I can. Please stay safe! Stamping project for Accucut tomorrow. Come see what I've done with their birdhouse dies!