I hate Colonoscopies I have had sooooo many in my day and often I get the complaint that the prep is not good enough. Once again I think people just don't understand what goes on inside of us.
The latest one I had was last week. I have been experiencing internal bleeding on and off for the past 2 years or more and the culmination has been two 3 day stays in hospital. The first was 21 to 23 December and the second one last week. During last week's stay the Gastro decided she wanted another Gastroscopy (previous one was 22 Dec.) and a Colonoscopy and that they would do them both together. I spent 24 hours on prep and in the end they decided to go ahead anyway. You see, it is NOT our fault. In hospital they can control what goes in and see what comes out so there is no way I could cheat.
I had the usual sedation and I am sort of puzzled about that too. Sometimes, or rather usually, I go out like a light and know nothing until I am in recovery. Sometimes I don't and I am aware of everything that is going on. This time the Colonoscopy was painful, not excruciating but enough to make me groan and whimper in spite of myself. I remember the nurse talking to me and comforting me. Why this happens sometimes I can't figure out.
The outcome of all this was the next day when "the Team" arrived to tell me what would happen next, and it was prefaced by the fact that things inside me move so slowly that they will have to take that into account :emoticons-clap: :emoticons-clap: . This time they found some bleeding spots in my duodenum and cauterised them which seems to have done the trick so far but the future plan is to do a Balloon Enteroscopy which is an examination of the small intestine, once a no go area, but now it seems there is a procedure to get down there. Just hope like **** that they put me out good and proper for that one.
I have been having Colonoscopies since the mid 1980's and this one was the most painful that I can remember.
So all in all this past month I have had a blood transfusion, a Ferritin infusion, two Gastroscopies and one Colonoscopy and I am booked for a special CT next week. About time I had a break, don't you think.