Thanks, Mike. I'll most likely go thru w/it now whilst things are quiet - just "cause I know it can be done here now, 'cause the curiosity is always so utmost in my mind when something is going on and 'cause I have no intention of having to undergo another resection because we got complacent and under-treated minor activity.
D*mn tho, I WISH my gastro did the double balloon endoscopy!!! THAT we can video the monitor and get the entire small intestine on CD (love these new video cams that can "do" CD/DVD and flash drive!!).
By the way, I do most all my scopes w/o sedation too, at my request, but we do use some Demerol or Alfentenyl for analgesia for the two areas that can get uncomfortable for me - I have quite a redundant transverse colon and the TI at the ICV is somewhat "deformed" as Mayo Clinic phrased it. I did have one scope w/diprivan (propofol) which went great - if you don't mind being "sedated" (I do) - and my very first scope they used Versed and I reacted, flipped out, got agitated and then downright hostile as my gastro phrased it. That first scope was incomplete because of the "hostility". Hubby said he could hear me way down in the family waiting room threatening to kill anyone who came anywhere near me! He said it took 3 nurses to hold me down whilst my gastro w/drew the scope. (I was too embarrassed to verify that last w/my gastro but the dictated report did say "incomplete procedure" due to patient getting "agitated" and "hostile" in response to Versed).
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 1/10/2008 4:29:02 PM (GMT-7)