Monday, 16 March 2009


Ok, here's a picture for those of you who love shoes. Should the rest of this post make you feel uncomfortable please return here to drool. Its a shop in the domestic departures at Gatwick South.

This is one of those posts with a picture that you will remember. Its a picture from inside the Oesophagus to the entrance of the stomach.

I went and had an endoscopy this afternoon which involved me swallowing a tube with a camera at the end. When there is cirrhosis of the liver, then the blood can be redirected and this can develop into varicose veins, that will burst and cause bleeding and lead to complications. To counter this they can put banding to control them or use Beta blockers.

If you look at the picture below, you will see in the top left corner a bulge with is varices and there are also small ones in the stomach all without bleeding. I chose not to be sedated, so they used a throat spray and then put the tube in. No big deal really, especially with the visualisation of a thin tube.

Entrance to the stomach from the Oesophagus

I am also classified as ASA III:

Patients have severe systemic disease that limits activity, but is not incapacitating. Patients are able to walk up one flight of stairs or two level city blocks, but will have to stop enroute because of distress. This classification represents a "yellow flag" for treatment. Examples: History of angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, or cerebrovascular accident, congestive heart failure over six months ago, slight chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and controlled insulin dependent diabetes or hypertension. Will need medical consultation.

So after a weekend of great adventure, i got to do some exercise on Saturday which does lead to severe cramps which are extremely painful at night, I also went down to see Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. They beat Man City 1-0 and were it not for the ex Chelsea players in their team and management, i think we would have reached double figures. Puts us back second and with the return of Essien our momentum is gaining pace.

The picture of Stamford Bridge that might have some of you wanting to look at shoes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aw Man Pat!!
You are determined to make me pass out!! :-)

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