Going to have a scope shoved down my throat...

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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 8/29/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
On the 9th, I am going to see some kind of specialist. It's a consult. And at that time, I will have an appointment scheduled to have an EGD. I think that's what it's called. But, it's a procedure where I have to have a scope shoved down my throat into my stomach to look for a bleed or something.
'Cause when push comes to shove
you taste what you're made of.
You might bend til you break
'cause it's all you can take.
On your knees you look up
decide you've had enough.
You get mad.
You get strong.
Wipe your hands
shake it off.
Then you stand.
 
-"Stand" by Rascal Flatts
 
 


Sherrine
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   Posted 8/29/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
It's a very easy procedure.  They will give you something that will have you fall asleep and then they put the scope down and check.  They might be looking for ulcers.  It takes about 15 minutes or so and then you slowly wake up.  You will need someone to take you because of the stuff they give you to put you to sleep.  I didn't have even a sore throat after the procedure.  It's called an upper GI endoscopy.  I've had several of them in the past.
 
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gonuts
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   Posted 8/29/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I was very scared before mine too. But then it was over and done with and i wondered what the heck i was so scared about turn I'm going for the other end soon... It's not the procedure i'm worried about, it's the prep. OH, well It needs to be done i just hope all is working and normal. :-)

Good luck with your test. Let us know the outcome. WE care wink
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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 8/29/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I hear it's an easy test, and I would rather have this done than a colonoscopy. I hope they find something they can fix. I'm tired of my stomach feeling the way it does. It sometimes wakes me up out of a Trazodone induced sleep and makes it really hard to fall back asleep. I just want to feel better. I hope this test reveals something that can be fixed. I appreciate all the support. I will make sure to let you all know. I'm not sure yet when the actual test is. The consult is on the 9th.
'Cause when push comes to shove
you taste what you're made of.
You might bend til you break
'cause it's all you can take.
On your knees you look up
decide you've had enough.
You get mad.
You get strong.
Wipe your hands
shake it off.
Then you stand.
 
-"Stand" by Rascal Flatts
 
 


crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 8/29/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I agree it's no big deal really. Neither is colonoscopy! For both they use the same knock-out drug. You are awake enough to follow the doctor's instructions during the procedure but you won't remember any of it. I expected to at least have a sore throat afterward my EGD from the scope, but didn't - went straight to choir practice! Had to stay seated though cuz I was still a little woozy. :-) You'll be fine. Don't worry. You might get a nice nap! :-)
Donna
 
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Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 8/30/2009 4:03 AM (GMT -6)   
These are usually not bad, IF they sedate you. I had all my upper scopes and ERCPs done while sedated, but I guess when they did my colonoscopy they ran out of the sedating drugs or something as they didnt give me anything, and I screamed the whole time begging them to stop. It took me 3 months to recover from that. So make sure you ask them about sedation before you go in. I've even heard of some people being awake for upper scopes too, just scary. But usually they are very simple and painless, in and out very quickly, no pain, except once I did have a sore throat for about 2 days but nothing horrible. And once when they did my ERCP, which is just like a upper scrope except they use a smaller camera and go into the pancreas, and they decided to put a stent in my pancreas which caused my pancreas to flare up and gave me pancreatitas and had to stay in the hospital for several days. But I do know they dont use general anesthsia for this, it's usually just a quick sedating med and sometimes you can remember bits and pieces, but sometimes nothing. I just remember once waking up while they where pulling the scope out of my stomach and I was gagging, but fell back asleep very quickly. But these are done all the time, nothing to usually freak out over of, I'm suppose to have them done yearly cause of my digestive system being underdeveloped, but after the colonoscopy bit, I refuse to let them do any procedures on me anymore lol.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 8/30/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had many of these done Sassy. The last one they didn't give me enough of the good med to knock me out and I was laying there trying to watch it and trying to talk to the doc, with the scope down my throat devil then they gave me enough to knock me out. I know Sherrine it takes a lot to shut me up.
 
I don't even mind the colonoscopy, it's the stuff you have to drink the night before I hate.
 
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