medical procedure tommorow

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hana24
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   Posted 8/11/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello - I just wanted to say hi and that I have to go tomorrow to have a medical procedure done where they have to put me under for my bladder. I am nervous and stressed out. I have been put under with this drug a couple of times for scopes for UC but this time is in the out patient of a hospital and I have never been there. I stress over the dumbest thing like I won't be able to pee for the preg test they have to do before they put you under. I cant drink water after 6 am and my test is at one. Normally for my scopes I go in the day before for the pee test just in case but this nurse will not let me. I am worried I will be in pain when I wake up and I am a big baby about that. I just get really stressed out in hospitals and with doctors. I even get stressed out(majority) when I visit someone else in the hospital. It takes me a long time to trust a doctor and I don't know this one very well. I always feel like they will not be doing their best to make sure everything goes smoothly. Part of my problem is I take alot of chem classes with pre-med students and I have never met one that seemed that bright. The worst thing is when you are lying in the hospital bed and they are wheeling you into what ever room you are going to and I just feel so helpless. The fact that I might not wake up keeps running through my head and I get panicked. I guess I just wanted to vent. Hopefully you will hear from me tommorow afternoon and I will be alive and well and happy.
Jessica 27/F 20mg pred
dicyclomine 10Mg as needed
Citalopram 20 MG
omeprazole(for acid reflex)
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone, Asacol ,colazal, Culturelle)


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 8/11/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Jessica... good luck to you tomorrow dear one. I'm sure everything will go just fine... Try to concentrate on your breathing when you start feeling anxious. I know how you feel when you say you're afraid you won't wake upl. when I had my second c-section... I was sure that I wouldn't wake up ... wrote letters to everyone I loved and divided all my jewelry... felt pretty silly when I got home and had to put my earrings and rings back in the jewelry box.
I will keep you in my prayers.
Let us know how it goes ok.
Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 8/11/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Jessica,

You are not a baby...............I am the whiner and the baby when it comes to having to go for procedures as I stress out ahead of time and feel sick driving to the  medical center and then the procedure goes well.

They should let you bring in the first morning sample of urine in a speci cup and then have you not void anymore..............makes more sense to me but they must have a reason.

I will be thinking of you and praying all goes well for you.  Let us know when you can how you are. 

I have found that I come to this site and post when I am waiting for the time to arrive to go to Dr. appointments as it takes my mind of the worry.

Hugs to you sweetie and good luck.

Kitt  smilewinkgrin


 

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hana24
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   Posted 8/12/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I made it through - still alive. Pretty groggy but happy and home with my family. Yah - now tomorrow or the next day I get to start Remicade - a new medication for my UC which I have to go to the doctor and get an infusion which means I get to sit and the doctor and stress for a few hours with an iv. I'm not too worried about it though because I know the nurse there pretty well and they will take good care of me.
Jessica 27/F 20mg pred
dicyclomine 10Mg as needed
Citalopram 20 MG
omeprazole(for acid reflex)
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone, Asacol ,colazal, Culturelle)


FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/12/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe the repeated exposure at the hospital w/ your IV infusions will help your fear! It will be forced CBT.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


percycat
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   Posted 8/12/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Jessica,

I'm so glad things went well today. It's good that your nurses for the next step are familiar folks to you.

Do you have any favorite music or other small distraction that you can take with you for the IV event? Something small - a pocket game or postcards to write - that can keep your mind off your health for a bit.

Good luck - I'm sure you'll do even better than you did today!

percycat

hana24
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 354
   Posted 8/13/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you all for the support - I have been knitting a scarf for my mother which I bought yesterday and that keeps my mind focused and off the fact that Im not at home. It helps.
Jessica 27/F 20mg pred
dicyclomine 10Mg as needed
Citalopram 20 MG
omeprazole(for acid reflex)
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone, Asacol ,colazal, Culturelle)


percycat
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1952
   Posted 8/13/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Jessica,

I'm glad you have a distraction handy. Keep up the good work!

percycat
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