Nancy has acid reflux, really bad.
Now the doc wants to perform a gut check – on her for her GERD.
Remember the movie Innerspace? Where Dennis Quaid is shrunk and supposed to get injected into a rabbit but ends up in Martin Short?
Well it’s like that.
He wants to put Dennis Quaid in her esophagus to hang there for a while and watch the food and acid flow by. He will transmit to a thingy that she has to wear. Then Dennis will “slough off” and exit via her poop chute.
The Bravo system involves a pH capsule, about the size of a gel cap, that is temporarily attached to the wall of the esophagus. The Bravo™ pH Capsule measures pH levels in the esophagus and transmits readings via radio telemetry to the Bravo™ Receiver worn on the patient’s belt or waistband.
We have her gall stones, a dogs kidney stones, a dogs baby teeth. Tried to get her unborn twin, but HIPPA or ASCAP or somebody objected.
I asked if I could have her capsule.
“Well Pilgrim, you can pick the peanuts from my shit if you want.”
Nah, she didn’t say that, but pretty close.