Oh Erin, I am so sorry that you have to go through all of this. I have had the endoscopy and the colonoscopy. I think I was able to just take a cab home from the endoscopy, but because of the "versaid" they gave me for the colonoscopy I had to stay in recovery a long time, and then someone had to pick me up. As I have said b4 the worse part was the prep for the colonoscopy. When I got in to the OR, I told the doc, I could not drink all of the preparation drink because I was so sick, he informed me if I was not fully emptied I would have to redo the whole test. Later on he told me that on emergency basis, they will do the test without a complete void. Luckily, I was completly empty. My ride was late picking me up. Driving to downtown Toronto is always unpredictable. The hospital recovery room bed they had me in was in a room with another post op lady. Although the nurses insisted she was only allowed 2 visitors, and possibly 3 if they were quiet, I swear she had 12 people in there. I had such a migraine. The nurse, bless her soul brought me two tylenols. I asked her quietly to ask the other people to keep the noise down. She did, and they promised they would leave. However, they did not, so I did a no-no. I snuck out of the room, walked the halls for awhile, went to the nurse's station to see if my ride had called yet, assured them I could walk, and then went back to the room. Now it seemed like there were even more visitors. Popular lady!!!! Anyway, I signed myself out AMO and went downstairs to the gift shop, whereby I purchased the cutest beanie to thank my ride and a card. Fun shopping. Some of the hospital gift shops have the coolest gifts.
I also had the bone scan. The noises were a little strange, and everytime the machine seemed to stay somewhere longer, my imagination went wild. Other than that it was okay.
Take care and God Bless,