Yup, that rhymed!
I am pleased to inform you that so far, the gastric test has been a success. After having it placed at roughly 9am, the tube still remains up my nose and it's not as horrible as it was the first time around! You will be pleased to know that I reprised my role as difficult patient, as I choked and gagged and vomitted and died all over the place as the tube was being placed. I gagged so violently at one point that I think the technician almost vomitted in sympathetic response to me. That's how magical the experience was.
In total, it took a whole hour to get the tube up my nose. I will go back to TO to get it taken out at 8:30 am tomorrow, and then I will go to TGH for physio, and then Sick Kids for blood, and then back home. Friday morning I have to be back at TGH for a scope of my esophagus (they're making extra sure i'm not completely messed up apparently) and will be partially knocked out for that, and will thus be unable to do a repeat of today's violent esophageal episode. In total, Friday makes 4 out of 5 days spent in TO!!!! GAH!
So that's it really. Hopefully after all this I can and will get the call! Here's hoping!
The tube at the back of my throat isn't too horribly uncomfortable. I mean, I can feel it in there. It feels rather like you have post-nasal drip (for those not in the know, that's when snot from ur sinuses drips into your lungs). It feels rather like when you have a hard chunk of snot lodged in there and you're trying to get it up and out. I can eat a lot easier than I could the first go around, though if i eat a huge chunk of food the tube will pull which makes my nose hurt. As a result, i'm eating smaller things. It's weird, b/c if i open my mouth and look at my epigoltus (that's the hangy thing at the back of your throat, people!) i can see the tube dangling down. I try not to look at it as it makes me want to vomit.
That is all people. I shall update tomorrow. I have to wake up again at 5 am tomorrow. UGH!