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Posted by Janet
on August 11, 2000 at 02:53:08:
Hi Angie. Well, I can now say I have experienced both the Upper AND Lower GI's! Oh yeah!! To be honest with you, the upper was worse than I thought it would be. I really didn't think I would have a problem drinking the barium. Before they had me do that, though, they made me take this crystal, powder like stuff that erupts like a volcano in your mouth. You chase it down with water. This is to create air in your intestines so they can see better. I gagged a couple of times with that. Then they tell you not to burp. THEN..... I got to drink the barium. I handled that a little better. Everything was fine, they didn't find anything. When we left (we were in San Fransisco) the nurse told us to go out for a nice lunch. I was ready to eat. Well..... in the car my stomach erupts. I had the worst gas in my entire life. I then had diarrhea the rest of the day. I had another appt. with a urologist later in the afternoon in the same building ( I have what is called a horseshoe kidney, and he wants to see if a blocked ureter is causing my right sided pain). I tell him about all of this and he said "Oh yeah, lots of people get sick after an upper GI". I'm thinking "Why in the @#$% did they tell me to "go out for a nice lunch""?!! I'm still trying to keep the sense of humor about all of this, what else can we do? Anyway, everything was normal. Again, I kinda wished they would have found something, so I could put a name on it. Talk Soon, Janet
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