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Testing Testing
So because I've got doctors who are all over my medical issues like white on rice, I'm having a lot of tests.  Last week I had an endoscopy (EGD) and an MRCP (MRI of the common bile duct), followed by a procedure.  This week, is even more fun-filled.

Echocardiogram 9:40am
LC appt. for Tobie at 1:30 (this isn't a test, but it is something that's on my plate today)
Ped. appt. for Julian @2pm (ditto above - not a test, but one more thing to fit in)
4pm gastric emptying study.  That's right, I get to eat radioactive eggs*.  Bet none of you can say that today!


Abdominal and Head CT Scans.


Should be an exciting week!  Whee!    Admittedly, this is the kind of excitement I could live without.

* I was worried that I wouldn't be able to eat the radioactive eggs (aside from the obvious conundrum of how to keep them down), because of the kashrut issue, but was surprised to find out that they don't present a huge kashrus issue (something about them not being ingested for nourishment, plus they're cooked in dedicated cookware and it's definitely a chicken egg, not like a bacon infused ostrich egg or something).  Anyway, what I forgot to ask is whether they get a bracha. I'm guessing not.

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mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: June 22nd, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not today, but I am well familiar with the gastric emptying study! The eggs taste way funky, but the hardest part was not moving at all for the duration of the test. Well, that and boredom while it was going on.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 22nd, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had another nuclear medicine study years ago (which is how we discovered my gall bladder had stopped functioning). But that didn't require eating anything. Yuck.

(I figured you had been through the study before. Oh, and now I'm on Domperidone... I think it might actually be helping. I ate and kept down half a bagel last night!)
mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: June 22nd, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
As I recall, I had my gastric emptying study during Pesach. I wasn't concerned about general kashrut, but chometz and am pretty sure I got an answer similar to yours.

The eggs were kind of salty and metallic tasting. Just...weird.

I believe you already know how much I ♥ my domperidone. It lets me eat without being miserable and it doesn't make me stupid like the other pill did.

I hope this gets you an answer and that you can start normalizing your food intake again soon.
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