Saturday, February 21, 2009

My tummy hurts


Could it be because I finally read that packet of materials I received from the hospital -- the one that details my upcoming colonoscopy? I have never had one and am not looking forward to Wednesday, when I submit to my first. Ugh. Not very attractive, is it?

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:31 PM

    I had one a couple years ago...it was not bad. I took the pills...I have problems drinking icky stuff. They worked quickly...but I was not up all night, which I had heard others say they were. The test is nothing...you are knocked out and don't know anything going on. I was worried for nothing. I am sure you will be okay too...I will pray for the Lord to provide you with peace.

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  2. It's a piece of cake once the prep is done. Enjoy the drugs and before you know it, it's over and you won't remember a thing. Really. And when they ask "would you like to watch your procedure?"
    The answer is a resounding NO and NO and NO.

    Trust me on that one.

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  3. Okay, I'll tell you my story...
    I was told nothing after midnight on Tuesday, (my lunch was at 4:30 and I got home at 11:45, so nothing after lunch) Clear liquids on Wednesday, Go lightly on Thursday, and the procedure was scheduled for Friday AM...however the Dr was running late, at about 10:30 I felt verrrrry light headed, stated I was dehydrated, but THEY insisted I was having a heart attack...rushed from the center to the ER where the ER doctow wnted to know WHY it had been so long since I had eaten. I informed him of the situation, and he promptly got me a full meal, and told me to reschedule the procedure.(dehydrated-no heart attack)
    I called the doctor to reschedule and informed him he was full of sh*t, and because of the GO-Lightly, I was not. He then scheduled a stress test and then did the colonoscopy, this time with the pills....it was a snap... not to worry.

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  4. Thanks for the support, ladies! I am scared and grossed out, I freely admit, and I appreciate your support. I bought eight (or was it 10?) little Jello-O cups today to "dine on" Tuesday. Hopefully that will help stave off dehydration. Keep me in your thoughts! I welcome/need it.

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  5. I will not start to worry about this... I will not start to worry about this... I have this very self-centered approach to other people's pain/problems: immediately start fretting when they will happen to me. At least in this case I am prepared with a graphic. Always good.

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