A "procedure"

February 18, 2014

Dear Diary,

I spent a lot of time with one of my doctors today, going over my health history in thorough detail. I like this doctor quite a bit; she kept putting forth one theory, then another, then another, as she considered each new detail that she learned. I liked her approach, she didn’t just keep trying the same things that we’ve tried in the past to shoo me out of her office, she kept thinking.

The short story is that I’m going to have an “exploratory procedure” next week. During this procedure they’ll be running a camera through part of my body, obviously filming whatever they see, and taking a biopsy of anything that may come up. This is not an upper or lower GI, it’s something else I don’t want to get into.

The doctor said that after this test they’ll probably follow it up with another test. They’re also going to do some bloodwork to see if the find anything.

Other than helping to find out what’s wrong, I’m not looking forward to the procedure next week at all. It’s going to be painful, or at the very least, uncomfortable.

There’s not much else to say, other than to say that I’m trying to use this as motivation to meditate more and harder, and I’m also trying to eat better and exercise a little more. I was already eating well and exercising a lot, so honestly I can’t do much more there, but I’m trying to do what I can.

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