The test results we were praying for…

We went into Friday morning praying that Rich’s problems could be cured with a pill, and that we could be released from all of this DRAMA to go live our lives…

Rich went in for his colonscopy and endoscopy at 8:30AM. This was after a sygmoidoscopy earlier this month revealed a lot of inflammation and tiny ulcers throughout his colon. They scheduled the colonoscopy to see if the problem went through his entire colon; or if it was just the section they had examined. They thought it was likely that he had a chronic illness, such as Chrone’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis.

After today’s tests, the GI specialist said that his colon was “unremarkable”; that he had biopsied a few places “just because that’s standard protocol…not because it was unusual.” He didn’t see inflammation, nor ulcers. He said, “It was maybe an after effect of the chemo that resolved on its own. That can happen.”

He did discover that Rich has GERD (acid reflux), with some inflammation in his esophogus. They prescribed him Prilosec for that, andย  he took his first dose tonight. This, along with some dietary changes, is supposed to do the trick.

Could it be resolved this easily? Was he really just healed? Is this craziness really over? Only time will tell, but the tests certainly seem to point in that direction. Thank you, God!

12 Responses to “The test results we were praying for…”

  1. julia Says:

    By the way, Tom has GERD, so Rich, if you’d like some advice from someone else who deals with it, give him a call. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. MOM and BRUCE Says:

    OurGod is soooooo good to us !!!!!! HAPPY DANCE..xxxxoooo

  3. Mary Rantanen Says:

    Praise the Lord! I knew He would come through for you guys ๐Ÿ™‚ I was doing alot of hoping and praying this week for you that things would work out and whatever it was would be an easy fix. I hope you have a VERY enjoyable stress-free and worry-free weekend. May God Bless you and keep your family healthy, happy and safe in His arms!

  4. Cory Says:

    I got a cat scan a few months ago when I hit my head with a toilet seat (long story). Anyway. They told me my brain was “unremarkable,” which wasn’t at all comforting.

    Glad to read your words. Miss you guys.

  5. Colleen Says:

    Ready to give a great sigh of relief…..

  6. Jenny Peter Says:

    Long exhale…so happy to hear this!

  7. Eric Girard Says:

    Amen! We’ve been praying for you guys. So many things came and went after my experience with chemo – looks like I’m almost done with my latest round of wierdness (please God)….

    Can’t wait to see you all soon! Wheee!

  8. Kathy Mohorter Says:

    Thank you God, you are sooooooooo great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Eric Hagen Says:

    That is awesome!

  10. Patty Prowant Says:

    I love hearing GOOD news!

  11. Beth and Mikie Says:

    sounds like god answered your prayers. again. ๐Ÿ™‚ so glad to hear you have a nice colon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Richard Says:

    Thanks to the Lord that there are still miracles happening right now. We with my family have difficulties on finances since I transferred to my new job. It happened that I was searching for words and it puff up here. Now I was reminded again that despite of troubles in life, great hope and blessings for the next life will be granted to those believing to our Lord Jesus Christ.

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