Welcome back to the boards...I am sorry to hear of the issues that you are facing...
The test you are having is a colonoscopy...The test itself is not bad at all since you are heavily sedated in what they call 'twilight' anesthesia...So you won't remember a thing..but the Dr. actually talks to you during this...
The 'yucky' part of the test is the night before as you have to drink Fleet liquid..which is necessary to completely clean out your bowels before the test...So...I have learned to just eat pretty lightly the two days beforehand..
You will feel 'crampy' for the next 24hrs after the test but then should feel find after that..
It's a very important test that most people should get starting at 50 regardless of health issues...
As far as your Hypertension..(High Blood Pressure)..I'm sure that you know about all the natural ways, along with the medication, that you can manage this too..
There are 5 main components which are
The DASH diet..which is the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension
Reducing Salt intake
Limit any alcohol
Weight Loss is a crucial part of the process as well
And then Excercise as well as limit high stress when possible
So..I am sure that your Dr. has gone over these things with you...but the good news with HBP is that you can actually have control over it...and maybe with keeping up with changes you can eventually go off the medication (obviously with Dr. approval)..
Hope that it goes well for you and keep us posted...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006