Today (Sept. 15, 2016) I met with Dr. Lee, my Gastroenterologist doctor who I happen to like and respect. Dr. Lee is young-and very sharp-on the ball for sure. His compassion is superb. We had to go over my test results from Endoscopy and Colonoscopy.
Nothing life threatening or cancerous thank goodness. Two polyps were biopsied and benign but pre-cancerous (colon). My stomach is a different story. Stomach lining was pretty irritated-red. Took a biopsy which turned out to be benign. Polyp was found in stomach…
Because I have venous insufficiency, Dr Lee feels I should think about having an Abdominal MRA to assess for vascular insufficiency given symptom of leg claudication.
- MRA: magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is an MRI exam of the blood vessels
Dr. Lee is concerned because if there is claudication it can create pain in my stomach which I have been having, and I’ve also had bouts of vomiting. I am calling my vascular doc tomorrow morning – hoping to get in to see him as soon as possible. Between my stomach and leg pain, it’s been really tough. I feel good that I have a good team of doctors who are taking good care of me and know what it going on. Unfortunately, just have some bad health issues.
To be honest, I dread eating. I don’t like that feeling in my stomach. I have lost 10 lbs without really trying. I know I need to eat as I have diabetes but boy, when your stomach is uncomfortable it’s hard to eat.