September 25, 2015

Status 9-25-15*

Tiger the orange tabby and Gracie the tortoise shell tabby perch above one another on a cat tree.

Tiger and Gracie keep watch as my furry nurses while I recover. Aren’t they cute?


Went in for the full GI work up. Despite having to wait due to some technical snafus at the hospital (even THEY aren’t immune from software update woes), everything went smoothly and Angel Doc is positive with no immediate blockages or concerns. Now we wait on the other tests. Was in and out of things all day due to sedation, but can finally eat again. Mark was my other angel and made me tapioca pudding. My FAV and the warm pudding felt so good on my throat and was easy on my tummy. Having fun watching all of the past seasons of America’s Next Top Model on Hulu and also watching a ton of anime (new to me, except for Speed Racer, I never really watched it before) and animated movies and shows for voice acting homework. In order to understand different trends and styles of animated voice work, you need to be familiar with the influential titles in genres you want to voice. How about that? I NEED to watch animation for my job. Hahaha!


Up really early, and chilling out with my two nurse cats. They take turns giving me massage and cat kisses. More “Homework and naps”. Can’t speak yet, but throat is a little less sore. Yay!

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9 thoughts on “9-25-15

  1. Cheryl

    Did they not do your GI with a tube? Am wondering why your throat is sore AND if that’s going to affect the voice acting efforts.

    Thinking about you. I’m headed down that same path as soon as I schedule the appointment…


    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hi Cheryl, yes – the upper is done with a tube. I had minimal discomfort during both upper and lower. But I also had biopsies done (all came out well, Angel Doc called me on Sunday! He really IS an angel). So my throat was sore after, and better not to talk or strain the voice. Even though the esophagus is behind the larynx. I can speak today, but my abdomen is still a bit sore so basically humming from time to time to warm up my throat vs. using diaphragm fully. I should be back to voice normal in a day or two. I also had some discomfort eating because of the biopsies. But it too is getting better. I’m so relieved that nothing bad has come to light from these tests. Will see the Doc this week to discuss what to do to manage my symptoms. Big hugs for your test, hope you can get some clues to help you feel better. xoxoxox

      1. Cheryl

        Geez… I never thought about biopsies… I had an endoscopy done three years ago but they didn’t do any of those. Makes me wonder what I’m in for this time. Behave yourself and don’t talk!

        1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

          Biopsies aren’t usually part of the tests, but Angel Doc was checking for celiacs, infection and covering all angles since my digestive woes were such a change from my usual and I am very healthy otherwise. Also the ER doc was concerned after my x-rays. The big relief was no obstruction or cancer in the bowel. My trouble was just one of those things – though we are still investigating, all major concerns have been laid to rest.

          1. Sue

            I’m so pleased that the tests came out so well. I hope Angel Doc can come up with a working diagnosis and course of action for you.

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