Good luck with the colonoscopy! Like the others said, the prep is the worst part. If you sip on sprite before, during and after the prep, it helps settle your stomach. After the prep its a peice of cake, like Ides said.. .
Take care and let us know how it goes. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
It's just as everyone says, the prep is the worst part. They told me if I could get at least 3/4 of the jug down, that would be enough. Some facilities offer a flavor packet to mix with the medication in the jug, the cherry's not bad. Kind of has the flavor of salt-water, though. The actual test is done while you're sedated, not too heavily, but enough so you don't feel a thing. They used Versed and Fentynl for me and the Versed is not only a sedative, but has amnesic qualities to it, hence the not remembering anything afterwards. The only problem is, you may say things you might not remember! When I had mine (at the same hospital I work at), the physician was a Dr. I know quite well, as was the nurse. I told the nurse when I "came to" that I was so glad the Dr. wasn't there when I woke up, as he had just been-pardon the expression- up my a**! She said, well you spoke to him for several minutes before he left--I have no clue what I said! I think everyone worries before the test, cause they 1) don't know what they'll find, and 2) it's embarrassing. The nurses are really great at putting you at ease though. Take care, and good luck..
I am coming into this one a bit late I think, but just to say I have had this done a few times and as the others say, the preparation beforehand is worse than the actual procedure. I have only everr had a fizzy liquid type thingummy for cleansing and it was a bit harsh, but if there are tablets to do it then that is better I think. I think in my case it was quite a bit more harsh because I was very sore in the area anyway.
Also the sleepy bit that you go into is good too. They didn't normally put me "out" but I don't actually remember much about what is going on. Next thing I know I am in recovery.
I don't know how it works where you're going to have it done, but I found it a little embarrassing afterwards with all the animal noises going on in the recovery room. Just trying to lighten things up for you, please don;t think me rude hee hee !!
Seriously though, please don't worry it is the best thing to have done under the circumstances. Much better to be safe than sorry.
Best of luck.
Post Edited (goldenwings) : 6/11/2007 6:17:17 PM (GMT-6)