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Panic. Panic like a cat who knows it's a trip to the vet. Panic like vision of impending doom panic.

Nice doctor. Friendly, easy-going, chatty. Helped me relax. Felt my stomach, asked me questions, listened attentively. Prescribed something to help, mentioned it may or may not be covered by my insurance, gave me a sample. Based on their literature, it sounds like it's good stuff for digestive issues of the acidic variety. Described my symptom as chronic dyspepsia. And scheduled me for an endoscopy.


Endoscopy. Tube, light, camera, anesthesia, get someone else to drive ...

The scared little kid in my brain just went screaming around the block.

Outwardly, I'm like, sure, yeah, I guess I can do that. Never been knocked out before. He said, "It'll be the best sleep you've ever had. But no driving for 12 hours afterwards." I almost had it scheduled for Monday, because no one wants to do this the day after Easter. I wish I could have, just to get it over with, but the place said the paperwork wouldn't be ready in time. I've never had this happen before, and it scares the bejeezes out of me. I guess you could say all my losses have been judge's decision, and now it's time to get KO'ed.


- Pookah


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Mar. 25th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
I have Mondays and Fridays off, a valid driver's license, and a strong sense of loyalty to friends. If you wanna schedule it for a day when I'm not at work, I'll come be moral support and/or transportation.

That is, assuming Deb's either not able to or wants additional company.
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Deb's taking the day off, and it'll be in two weeks. The morning of April 8th. So the ride's covered, but I'll take any and all good vibes and sanity checks between now and then.

- Pookah
Mar. 25th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC)
Eeeeeeeeeek! *sends you oodles of e-hugs* Okay, I know that's not too helpful, but at least you know I'm sending you good thoughts and hoping for the best :)
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
*hug back atcha* Thanks. Good thoughts and hugs I'll take. I know logically I don't need to be scared and that it's a routine thing, but it isn't a "logical" panic either.

- Pookah
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