Seems I'm sick and getting sicker but my kids don't even care. I was diagnosed with Barrett's, and had to do endoscopy every 6 months; today I had another; dr did not have good news. In a year I've gone from a diagnosis of GERD, to GERD w/asthma & Barrett's & ulceration & stricture - And today the doctor added dysplasia, meaning that there's been a significant change in the Barrett's. For those who don't know Barrett's is a precancerous condition- explained to me like this: your body has put together everything it needs to declare cancer on you, in this case Adenocarcinoma (survival rate less than 20%). We were doing endoscopy every 6 months, today the dr announced the progression is severe enough that we have to start doing endo with biopsy every 6 weeks.
To say I'm scared out of my wits is an understatement but even knowing how serious all this is - neither of my kids even called today to see if I'm okay. That hurts.
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