The nurse didn't listen to me when I told her which vein to NOT use. It REALLY hurt.
Mad face because the IV hurt so much.
Scary IV bag.
That's me. Yep.
Am I breathing? Actually, yes. I am really dizzy and snoozy from the drugs they gave me, and I don't remember anything about the procedure itself, and I didn't die, and so far I'm not coughing up blood, so that's good.
Preliminary results showed gastritis and esophagitis, both kind of a "duh", if you consider how many pills I swallow in a week. The doctor took some samples of my stomach to send in for biopsy... have to wait two weeks for the results. On to my next appointment in 2 hours. Then I can EAT, DRINK, and SLEEP!
*Update - second appointment went well, and instead of just an ultrasound of the gallbladder, it was an ultrasound of pretty much all of my organs. Good. Will know results of that by Wednesday, at the latest.
My friend and I went to Tropical Smoothie Cafe afterwords, where I devoured glass after glass of ice water, a supremely delicious turkey sandwich, and a make-your-taste buds-dance smoothie.