No posting earlier today because I went to the hospital to have an endoscopy on my esophagus and stomach. I’ve had mild yet chronic acid reflux for years. Part of me felt that perhaps this procedure wasn’t necessary. I’ve been reading a lot about how in America, many doctors draw a lot of revenue from expensive tests that may or may not be necessary. I don’t think all doctors are this way, but it has been a part of the health care reform discussion that it is important that we not only change how insurance works, but that we change the fundamental way American hospitals operate. Currently we financially hospitals for conducting expensive tests rather than financially reward them for overall healthy patients. More info about that here.
It’s been years since I’ve had general anaesthesia and I have to say it’s much better than it was the last time. I slept all day and who knows if I’ll even remember this post tomorrow.
The outcome of the test was good. I need not worry about taking expensive medications; I can continue with my favorite occasional cure: Pepto Bismol. I’d be lost without it.