27 Jul Cedars Appointment Was Today
The long-awaited consultation happened today at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. We don’t know much right now as far as what I’m battling.
The doctor seems pretty thorough, and after a lot of explanation of symptoms, questions and answers, the next step will be a run of blood work and his own gastric emptying study.
I’m waiting to have blood drawn as I’m writing this. The gastric emptying study is different from the one I’ve already done. The Cedars study will take about 3-4 hours. I should know when that is going to happen in the next day or two.
The doctor is suspicious that I may not have Gastroparesis for a number of reasons, including the volume of weight loss (70 lbs in 6 months) and that gastroparesis happens much more commonly in women than men. So, he’s not convinced that’s what I’ve got, but this more thorough gastric emptying study will tell us.
That’s where we stand right now. I’ll keep you posted on the schedule as we know it. In the Lab waiting room, they have you take numbers. I’m #81 and they just called #70!! We may be here a while!