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Monday, August 4, 2008

The scopes

Well, it took pretty much all weekend to get me motivated to scan this in. The three images below are from Friday's endoscopic exam.

At left is the balloon at the end of the scope dilating my esophagus.

In the center is a look at all the gunk in my stomach that wasn't being digested, and at right is what it looks like after being suctioned.

I wasn't aware of it at the time, but Dr. Levine soon after intubated me to ensure that the contents of my stomach wouldn't come back to haunt my lungs. Once I got the all clear he woke me up and talked to Catherine about my condition. At one point, he told her I was going to be hospitalized. But I guess he did such a good job I didn't need it.

Good thing.

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