Friday, October 10, 2008

At long last, a true diagnosis!

We got a call from my sweet husband's doctor today. He had another x-ray done yesterday to check his small bowel. And it showed the true problem. He doesn't have just a hiatal hernia; he actually has a large para-esophageal hernia, which means that his stomach is bulging up into his chest cavity. This is a very rare problem, the doctor said, but it can be fixed.

So, we are looking at surgery in the next couple of weeks. The surgeon that our doctor says is "the best in Memphis" for this type of surgery is out of town until next Friday. So it will be the week after before we'll be able to see him.

We are so relieved to have an actual reason for all the nausea and weightloss. And I'm so grateful that it can - and will - be repaired.


Gary ("Old Dude") said...

thats PHEENOMENAL, congratulations on finding the cause and solution. Keep us informed

Patty said...

Thank you, my friend! I will definitely keep you informed...


Shelly said...

I am so happy that you finally have answers. You both have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Much love, Shelly

Patty said...

Me too, Shelly! Thanks so much for the thoughts and prayers!!

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