Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Barrett's what?

I just realized I forgot to give you guys the latest scoop on my health.
I went to the doctor last week for the pathology results from the biopsies they took during my endoscopy/colonoscopy. 
The doctor told me the endoscopy/colonoscopy results gave them no further information about what is wrong with me but they did stumble upon another (totally unrelated) disease I have. 
Of course.
It's called Barrett's Esophagus. 
Definition- Barrett's esophagus is a pre cancerous condition in which the lining of the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach) is damaged by stomach acid and changed to a lining similar to that of the stomach.
I kind of just wanted to laugh when I heard that.
What are the odds that I would have another super rare (especially for young females) disease with no side effects. 
It's just so weird that I can feel totally fine and healthy (at least when I'm not having an attack) yet there be so much stuff going on inside of me. 
But after more thinking and godly wisdom I've realized that it's God's grace that I had the endoscopy and that they were able to find this before it turned into something worse.   
And it's comforting to know that at least God knows what's going on inside of me. 
His hands and will are a good place to be even if it seems a little confusing. 

Oh and tomorrow and Thursday I'm finaalllly getting the big Octreotide scan done (yay!). 
They inject me with some radioactive stuff that should hopefully make any tumors light up and then they do a full body scan 4 hours after the injection and then again the following day. 
It should hopefully confirm or deny whether or not there are any Carcinoid tumors inside of me.
Please pray with me that there are no tumors.
Thanks for all the prayers and love and support! 
I'll keep you guys updated :)  

2 comments:

Chiara said...

Kristin, I sent a big big big hug to you

ciao
Chiara

Jonathan Teng said...

My prayers are with you as always, Cousin!