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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Good visit with Dr. Styne

I had an appointment with Dr. Styne this morning and it went well.

After the pleasantries, we discussed my endoscopy from last month.

He said Dr. Levine did a great job dilating the stricture at the union of my stomach and esophagus. He dilated it 18mm, which he said is quite a bit. But he wants to ensure it remains open and is scheduling another endoscopy for me for early October, roughly two months after the first dilation.

Dr. Styne also wrote a new prescription for me to replace the Pepcid I now take twice daily. I've sent the script along to my mail-order pharmacy.

In all, he seemed pleased with my progress. So am I.

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