Saturday, April 10, 2010

Can You Say......

Can you say Esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

I can't. Tim can't. Maybe even the doctor can't so he calls it EDG for short. Now that we can say. :)

But esophagogastroduodenoscopy, you have to admit, IS a cool word! Try saying THAT 10 times! :)

On Thursday Tim went in for a swallowing test. The test was done at 10 am and by late that afternoon Tim was booked for a date with a Dr. Robbins who will do Tim's EDG on April 19th.
EDG is a short way of saying that Tim is going in to have is ole esophagus stretched so that the opening is wider. Due to scar tissue from radiation, his esophagus has narrowed, making it difficult to swallow without choking. So the EDG is the fix for the problem. There will always be things that he can't eat (breads, pastas, etc.) but he's looking forward to trying out his new and improved esophagus!


Beth said...

Hope you don't mind I came by your blog through Paralyzed With Joy. I enjoy your posts and your pictures. Your newest post, I'm more impressed you can spell it then say it:). One of my best friends has had the same procedure your husband is getting ready to have not so much fun the the results were great. Good luck and Happy Spring!

Ronnie said...

Hey I think I had one of those when I was little. I'm not sure though, but I did have my thoat streched with a (?) surgical(???) balloon.