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Hey guys! I'm hoping to get some reassurance through this thread. I have an endoscopy scheduled for the end of this month, March 30th. I've read all the details online about what to expect as far as the procedure itself; yes, I'm still nervous about it but knowing what to expect is helping a bit. I really don't want to do this but I know it's the best way to check for any serious problems.
I've been experiencing a "swollen throat" feeling for months on end now (or like my throat is closing in). Extreme fatifue, nausea (no vomiting), mild fever, night sweats...this happened to me about 4 1/2 years ago as well but my doctor kept telling me that it was just a virus and I'd have to wait it out. It lasted 7 1/2 weeks and completely went away (this was in 2012); didn't come back until the end of August 2015 and is still happening...going on 7 months now. My thought is possibly GERD? Finally got in to see a G.I. doctor and he too suspects that, so an endoscopy has been ordered to find out for sure.
I know I'm stressing hard about this, as I have another 3 weeks and 3 days to anxiously get through before the big day, which is killing me.
I know I'm overreacting but my biggest fear is esophageal cancer. I'm 33 years old, recently quit smoking after being a smoker for 16 years, don't drink alcohol anymore (but was a bit of a partier in my twenties). I exercise now, try to eat pretty healthy...what are the odds I have cancer?
I'm so scared of hearing those words.
Has anyone here had these same fears and if so, how the heck did you not go insane while waiting?
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