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Good Morning!

I am so happy that we have found each other! I seem to have good moments and bad moments...I am really an emotional roller coaster right now! So times I want to just take my Xanax so I can have some sort of relief from the stress and other times I think I am beyond that and I need to just pray and stay calm.

I have not had a manometry test. I have only had the endoscopy, which by the way I also think the lump started after that test! Before the test I always just felt like I couldn't swallow properly, but I wasn't having any real stomach issues. After the endoscopy I developed the lump and also more belching. I also belch and belch after drinking, especially water. One sip and I'm belching 2 secs later! It really doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I also belch alot during the day for no reason and I keep wondering also if there is air getting caught in my throat or something. I have also been having some stomach issues over the past few days. I was just nauseated in the morning but now I am nauseated every time I try to eat or drink. I feel like my stomach is so upset. I wonder if that could be because I am trying to eat more solids than I was? I am not sure at this point.

These past two days have been worse for sure. Just because of the nausea. And you are doing so much better on the calories and making sure you are eating properly. I really haven't thought about that too much....I just felt lucky when I was able to eat anything at all. I know I haven't been drinking or eating enough and after reading your post I realized I need to really take a look at that. I have been really dizzy the past few days and feel very shaky. I think that may have something to do with the amount of food I am eating and my fluid intake. I know I have to get that under control or I will be in the hospital again! I can't do that! The past few weeks have been a blur as I have felt totally alone in this. I think the doctors think I am crazy and don't see it as such a big deal what I am going through. My family is supportive, my church family is supportive and my husband is supportive. They call to check on me regularly. We actually just moved in March of this year so we are farther from my family now than we were which makes it more difficult some days. And I have two young children which require my attention, which also makes it difficult sometimes. If I am already stressed or having a hard time dealing with the ache in my throat I tend to get impatient with them and that makes me feel really sad.

I keep saying the problem is my throat and not my stomach but the doctors don't believe me. The ENT sent me to the GI as well. Then again though, I am having some really bad feelings in my stomach the past two days so I don't know! The stomach issues came second to the throat issue. And your stomach is so sensitive to stress and not eating regularly it could be those things that are making it feel bad. I guess I will go to have the Barium Swallow done because right now that is the only thing the doctors are recommending at this point. I suppose it will help them see if it is a motility problem and if anything is refluxing. I haven't taken the PPI medication again because it seemed to make things much worse when I was on it.

As far as faith goes, God is definitely with us. I know some days it doesn't feel that way, but he is. The Bible tells us that NOTHING can seperate us from his love. Even sickness! I pray every day, several times a day. I cry a lot too...you are not alone there. I keep saying, Lord, I am only 28 years old! I have a beautiful family and I am so blessed! I don't want to live like this for the rest of my life! And I don't want there to be something the doctors are missing either...I don't want this to get worse! I am going in a few hours to pray with some of the ladies from my church. I am hoping that God will perform a miracle on me. You know I have experienced his healing first hand! At the beginning of this year I did a fast and prayed he would heal my body from constipation. I had chronic constipation for years, since I got pregnant with my daughter. Nothing ever helped it except prescription medication. And the medication often made me sick. I was tired of it! I prayed and prayed for God to heal my body and HE DID! I stopped the meds in February and I haven't needed them since!!! So, don't doubt that he heal us, I KNOW he can. I don't know why he hasn't chosen to heal me yet. I have no right to question him, I know he knows best. Sometimes he choses to heal us by process instead of instantaneously. In Mark 8: 22-26 we see the story of Jesus healing a blind man. He heals him in 2 steps. Why did he touch the man a second time before he could see? The miracle was not too difficult for Jesus, but he chose to do it in stages, possibly to show the disciples that some healing would be gradual rather than instantaneous. I will be praying for a miracle for us both. I hope that God choses to heal me completely today and I know he can, but if for whatever reason he does not then I still know he is with me and pray that he gives our doctors wisdom to find out what is wrong. In the midst of this terrible time we can grow closer to him and help minister to others. I hope you have a blessed day!





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