Anyway, the results of the Gastroscopy (I had wondered why it was being done, considering I thought that we had a diagnosis via the barium swallow ) were - to me - a bit shocking.
The Gastroenterologist (Dr Peter Evans) came to see me before discharge and I think that he was even outstanded at the results, considering how non-complaining I am.
I saw the pics, which he was sending to Dr Stephen Watson - my original bariatric surgeon who referred me to him following the result of the barium swallow. And, being a non-Gastronterologist, they were ugly. Really ugly.
Anyhoo, results of FYI:
"Findings Oesophagus: There were broad and thin linear reflux ulcers extending 8 cm above the OG junction. The remainder of the oesophageal mucosa appeared normal. The SC/OG junction was located at 35 cm, above a 3 cm hiatus hernia; there was no Barrett's change.
Stomach: The stomach was tubular consistent with sleeve gastrectomy. The fundus, body and antrum were otherwise normal. Duodenum: The cap and the loop were normal. Conclusion: Severe ulcerative oesophagitis.
Coincidentally I had a double appt with my GP this am, and showed her the copy of the report.
She was somewhat gob-smacked as well!
She's commenced me on Pantaprazole 40 mg twice day for 2/51, then to drop back to one daily.
Weight yesterday fasting, naked 48.71 kg, BMI 20.6 (then I went to the loo twice after).
At GP today fully dressed including shoes, 48.5 kg