My Recent Unexpected Hospital Stay

My Recent Unexpected Hospital Stay
Through the Fog I went in recently for a routine endoscopy. My GI doctor had planned to carry out an esophageal dilation due to my swallowing issues. I arrived at 8:45 a.m. and left at 4:15 p.m. by ambulance for the hospital. The doctor had to put in four clips because of a tear during the procedure — prompting an unexpected four-day hospital stay. If you are admitted to the hospital, I recommend you have someone advocate for you during your stay. My husband took two days off work to spend time with me. He asked the doctors and nurses questions, helped with my johnny modesty, untangled my IV, got me ice chips, and stayed with me while I threw up the barium drink. He kept me distracted with trivia quizzes and watched me while I napped. On day three, they finally did the barium swallow test because my husband told a physician assistant that we were frustrated by the delay. She assured us I would have the procedure that day. So, I had the test late on Sunday. If you've ever had a barium swallow test, then you know how completely disgusting it is. I was tested for Clostridium difficile because the doct
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