Well, I am sitting here smelling the coffee and unable to have any of it!! I have to have an endoscopy in an hour and a half and I can't wait until it's over so I can go to Cracker Barrel and finally have that cup of coffee...
Oh what a morning! Haven't slept much, have really bad dry mouth, and can't take any of my pain meds....Yippee!!
Oh well, only a few hours until I can feel normal....whatever normal is..
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed
Metformin 500 mg. once daily
Any other time smelling the coffee would not bother you.....when we can't have something we want it more...hope everything goes okay, ENJOY your coffee when you finally get to Cracker Barrel!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4
Meds - percocet 3x day : nexium : xanax :
Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz
Well, I have had plenty of both done in the past 6 yrs and always had sedation and woke up later like I had a nice nap. To my knowledge I have not ever woke up during the procedure either. I have a pump and yes they can still give good ole versed and fentanyl. I had my last endo in Dec. and no I never did drink anything to numb my throat for an endo. My dr sedates all patients unless they ask not to be and I cannot imagine being awake for one.
I absolutely despise the nasty prep for the scope. If you go to the cd forum everyone one of us gripe about how nasty that stuff is and thats the very worst part of the procedure itself. My gi says he cannot imagine doing a scope on a chronnie that is in a flair and not have sedation, he even says thats sadistic.
Hope all is well on your test.....Susie