Just got home from my follow-up to Wednesday's CT scan procedure. Doctor said all looked well, except for my stomach area being oddly placed, but that is normal after having part of your esophagus removed. They have scheduled my next esophageal dilation procedure for next Wednesday morning. Hopefully it won't be delayed again.
Results of the CT scan copied from the online "My Chart" page from Ochsner LSU Shreveport Monroe:
CT CHEST ABDOMEN PELVIS WITH CONTRAST (XPD)
Patient with 3 month history of productive cough, chest xray findings-right middle lobe atelectasis, possibly empyema, needs further evaluation;
A gastric pull-through is again seen and shows no evidence of acute complication. A previously described encapsulated fluid collection in the posterior right hemithorax has resolved. No nodules or masses are seen. No infiltrates or pleural effusions are seen. No significant mediastinal or hilar lymphadenopathy is seen.
The liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and adrenal glands have a normal appearance.
There are diverticula in the distal colon. I see no evidence of diverticulitis. The bladder appears normal. No free fluid is seen.
The osseous structures are unremarkable.
Apparently, some of the symptoms of covid-19 are coughing, diarrhea, tiredness, lack of energy, fever, joint pain, runny nose. The "side effects" I've had since having the surgery on my esophagus are coughing, diarrhea, tiredness, lack of energy, and occasional dizziness, overly bright vision, rapid heartbeat shortly after eating (to the point I have to lay down an hour or so after eating before it clears up). About three months ago, I started developing soreness and pain in the upper part of my left arm, especially if I stretch it out too far or raise the arm too high, also resulting in the two small fingers of my left hand going numb (going to bring the subject back up when I see my "primary care" doctor on the 20th). Currently have a runny nose/puffy eyes from seasonal allergies (happens every spring). Only thing I DON'T seem to have is fever.
If someone didn't know me better, they MIGHT think I have that blasted virus!