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   Posted 4/13/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to give you alittle background on this story. My family has had Crohn's running through it for a few generations now. Recently my first cousin was diagnosed with it. I have had stomach problems for years and while it has never been diagnosed as CD the docs have always thought that it would progress to it eventually. My Doc finally decided that I should have a scope and she wanted top and bottom. Very disturbing thought.
Oh yeah did I mention that I am only 23?
So in October I finally go in for my scope and on the way wall there is five different smiley faces with a description on it about how much pain you are in. The fifth face looked the most uncomfortable and next to it, it said that if you are combative and failling your arms you are in the "most" pain. While I have heard stories that you don't remember anything even though you were awake I was still concerned. To be totally honest I didn't want to remember anything. So I asked the nurse that was in charge of admistering the meds if I had to get combative in order to get all of the "Good" drugs. She laughed and told me that she would make sure that I didn't feel a thing.
Alright so that is the background. The tested ended up being inconclusive due to poor prep. Not sure how because I never left the toilet. But hey they were up there and I wasn't.
Well I end up going back for another scope because I was bleeding. Same hospital, same doctor and....same nurse. She remember me and when I looked for the upset smiley faces she told me that she had pulled them down because she didn't want anyone to think that. It was a good laugh. When I asked her if she was going to give me the same amount as last time she said that she wasn't sure. The Doc asked her how much I had last time. She said "10 and 7" Not sure what that meant but last time I didn't remember anything and I woke up in lala land. The Doc said "Give him 10 and 5" I looked at the Doc and then the nurse and asked him if he really wanted to take that chance?
I don't remember anything else besides waking up in my room. CD was ruled out but it has brought up my awareness to everyone's struggle. The Docs still don't know why I present similar symptoms but atleast I had a good laugh. Figured I would share it with all of you!

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 4/13/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing, and I'm so pleased that you don't have crohns. I hope they find what your problem is soon..

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 390
   Posted 4/14/2008 2:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad they ruled out Crohn's for you!  Did they give you Demerol for your procedure?  That is what they give me and it works like a charm except for the last time when I woke up in the middle of the procedure - it did hurt (prob due to my fissure) and so I started to ow-ow-ow and the nurse turned to get another shot for my IV - I was pretty out of it but did get to see my colonoscopy in action for at least 15 seconds - very cool.  Too bad it can't be caught on video to watch as a CD at home.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/14/2008 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I tired to get the Doc to let me film it but he wasn't having it. I think it has something to do with Malpractice if he messes up. Either way I agree. I would love to see what they were seeing AFTER they were done!!!

Post Edited By Moderator (Admin) : 4/14/2008 2:33:07 PM (GMT-6)

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