Thursday, June 7, 2012

Gastroenterology consultant

Went to see the Gastroenterologist on Tuesday because my food is staying in my oesophagus and not always going into my stomach.

He has decided that I should have a special test done called a Oesophageal Manometry test. This will check my oesophageal spasm to see how strong or weak it is. The consultant thinks the lupus has weaken the spasm and this is why the food is not going into my my stomach.

I will have to go to a hospital out of my area for this test and will have a camera left in my oesophagus for twenty four hours.

It has been a week of aches and pains but I have to trust my saviour (Jesus) to see me through the good times as well as the bad times.

I had a friend came to visit me yesterday and I had to go to vomit and of course it took a while because I am now starting to get very breathless again and couldn't move for a while,. When I did return to the lounge she became frightened because I could not breathe properly therefore I could not speak.

Today is Sunday and I had another bad night of backache and coughing. I was up most of the night and only went back to bed about 5 am. Slept until after midday.

I did not go to church again today as I am now having another flare and rest is the order of the day and possible week.

Thank you Jesus for carrying me when I am weak, your strength is just what I need I know you will not let me down. Thank you that I can find rest and peace in you.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Maureen,
    I came here via seeing your on your twitter account.
    I too have a blog, a prayer blog, and I would love to add you name, a link back to your blog, on my prayer page. If this is okay with you please leave me a comment here as I have subscribed to comments by email. Here's my blog link so you can check it out.

    I am so sad to hear you have Lupus. I don't know too much about this disease but I know it is not nice. :( I have Rheumatoid Arthritis which is similar to Lupus but not as bad.

    Maureen I will be praying for you. Praying the doctors will know how best to treat you and praying that our Lord Jesus Christ will heal you hear on earth.

    Praying and praying,