It's funny how suddenly there seems to be appointments galore. Today Rick had an appointment with his gastroenterologist. This was just a normal check up. But today also included scheduling a colonoscopy. Yup, it's about that time. And as much fun as it sounds it really does need to be done. It has been four years and since there isn't a lot of data to show progress of Crohn's disease combined with PSC, we felt it was time to check on things. Rick has only had 2 ERCP's this year so we might as well go for that third procedure. Thank God for medical insurance.
In the morning Rick has an appointment with his rheumatologist about the back pain and leg numbness. It sounds like they want an MRI done. We are really hoping they will be able to find someone with an opening for an MRI so he doesn't have to wait any longer to find out what the problem is and hopefully do something about it. It could be a number of things but because his arthritis affects his spine it is a good idea to check stuff out.
That is where we are at right now. Please keep Rick in your prayers as he pushes through the pain and continues to work.