Friday, November 3, 2006

I'm back home from the colonoscopy

Well, it went very well.  Bob took me in, I got there about 7:30am.  And we got back to my house at 10:30am and he had stopped and got me some breakfast afterwards.    I'm allergic to some of the stuff they give you for sedation, so they used a lot of benadryl and something else in the IV they put in my arm.  I was wheeled into the procedure room, the doctor came and and talked to me about my medication allergies, administered the drug thru the IV in my arm.  I got sort of wuzzy and the next thing I knew I was back in my cubicle and the nurse was asking me if I'd like something to drink.  I drank some 7-Up, then dozed off a little more and she was there again to help me sit up and swing my legs over the side of the gurney.  Once a little dizziness went away, she left me to get dressed.  Then they came and got me and walked me out to the waiting room where Bob was waiting.    I now believe what everone says...the prep is the absolute worst part of the whole thing.   Because you are not aware of the procedure at all.  I was very blessed  to be totally free of  polyps so I have nothing to do but go back in 5 years for another one. 

I am still sort of rummy, can't drive,operated heavy machinery, sky dive or anything like that for 12 hours so I'm going to go back to bed and take a little snooze.  I'm sure Gabi will be in her glory to have me back in bed. 

Until next time....Linda

P.S.   If I can do it, you can do it......schedule a colonscopy today if you are due for one or have any symptoms.  Like this doctor said...there is no need for anyone to have colon cancer with the modern tests available to all of us today.

15 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Glad it all went well and it is now behind you. Have a good weekend.

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ally123130585918 said...

Linda I am sorry you can't go skydiving I know how much you enjoy doing that lol ~ glad everything went smoothly and you don't have to go back for 5 years ~ Ally

queenb8261 said...

Sorry I haven't been by in a while.  Glad all went well with the scope.  I have had to have many due to my ulcerative colitis.  The prep is definitely the worst of it. LOL  Glad you are well.
Hugs, Barb  

jeadie05 said...

Oh Ally beat me to it ,I was going to tell you to resist sky diving for a few days ,very well done for going ,and am proud of you ,enjoy your weekend now thats all behind you ,.,.love Jan xx

sugarsweet056 said...

Happy to hear all went well with your procedure. {{ }}
Blessings, Sugar

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda,  I`m really glad the the test was straightforward and the results are good.  Take care. :o)

Sandra xxxx


tpiez4me said...

Great!  Glad to know it wasn't as bad as we all fear.  Soon you'll be able to drive that Mack truck, just take it easy this weekend!

pharmolo said...

Good to hear everything was A-OK. Thanks for the heads-up on the importance on checking for colonic cancer.

jlocorriere05 said...

I know how hard it's gonna be to not sky dive for a few hours! Lol! I hope you managed a snooze, bet Gabi did! I'm glad it all went well for you and you're clear of anything nasty. Jeannette xx  http://beta.journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

queeniemart said...

i got deadly sick in June, ended up in the hospital for a week with diverticulitis, which has turned my life upside down....and had three colonoscopies scheduled and cancelled them all. I just can not do it. I need to. I am proud that you did.
Hugs,lj

inquestoftruth said...

I'm so glad all is well.    I'm so far behind on taking care of myself....pap smears, mammograms...or anything else....and I don't want to think about it even yet.
~Meg

yakima127 said...

I am so relieved you are okay and you think it was not so bad...do they use that "amnesia" drug that allows you to be awake, but you remember nothingof the experience?  When are you supposed to get one for the first time as far as maintenance?  Jae

mastersblynn said...

well I was going to see if you wanted to sky dive today....glad to hear everything went good for you!  hugs, Barbara

rbrown6172 said...

glad its over and you got a good report.  i'm sure you are back to normal by now.  :)
gina

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))))))))))Glad everything is ok.Have a nice week.