Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hallucinating?

After my colonoscopy, I was certain that the GI doctor told me that he was recommending another test. As soon as I was fully awake in the recovery room, I asked the nurse if I could talk with the doctor to get more details. He had already left for the day, so I asked Dr. Forman about this last Thursday. He had no orders for further testing and couldn't even speculate about what Dr. L had in mind.

Yesterday I received a call from Emily, my nurse coordinator. She followed up with the doctor, but he said that he had no other tests in mind. The only explanation is that I hallucinated the entire conversation (although the screaming and pain were clearly the real thing). So much for my credibility!

What comes next? ISDK. (I still don't know.) I've been granted another brief "vacation," so I'm planning a quick trip to Boulder, Colorado.

5:oo pm Update: Janet, who picked me up from the recovery room last week, called me as soon as she read the blog this morning. She confirmed that I wasn't imagining the entire conversation. The nurse said that Dr. L didn't find anything on the inside of the colon, but he said that there could be something on the outside. I immediately called my nurse coordinator, and she will get to the bottom (no pun intended) of this.

4 comments:

Lilli said...

Girl, you deserve a vacation after last week. Enjoy it!

Susan Carrier said...

5:oo pm Update: Janet, who picked me up from the recovery room last week, called me as soon as she read the blog this morning. She confirmed that I wasn't imagining the entire conversation. The nurse said that Dr. L didn't find anything on the inside of the colon, but he said that there could be something on the outside. I immediately called my nurse coordinator, and she will get to the bottom (no pun intended) of this.

Suzy keleher said...

enjoy Boulder! Love and Prayers, Suze

Margaret Finnegan said...

I'll be praying for good news whenever you figure out what's been going on.