funny pill cam experience

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   Posted 7/10/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It has been nearly 4 years since I was diagnosed through the pill cam process.  At the time, I was hospitalized and the first to undergo the process at this particular hospital. So some things had changed when I went in to have another one done last week.  I had to do it with another G.I. because my G.I. is a 50 mile drive away, which would equate to 200 miles in one day from start to finish.(Very expensive in my Powerstroke at nearly $5 a gallon for diesel)  Anyway, I decided that I was going to have a fun day regardless of all the equipment that I was going to be wearing.
It started with my wife and I arriving at the G.I. at 8 A.M..  When the receptionist asked if I had an appointment, I told her that I was here to become a star. She laughed a little and then led me back to the nurse.  The nurse hooked me up with all of the wires(Guys it is smart to shave your stomach before hand, I have had prouder moments in my life) and then handed me the pill.  I took the pill and put it in front of my face and smiled really big. The nurse asked what I was doing, and I let her know that I was trying to give my movie a good beginning because the ending was going to be really crappy.(I know stupid joke, but it helped me get over having my stomach shaved). I took the pill and left.
My wife and I were trying to ready for a vacation the next day, so we started running our errands.  I had to drive her to the Drivers license division because her license had expired and needed to be renewed.  Usually, this place is packed and we have to wait forever.  When we walked in, all of the people seemed to move out of line and we walked straight to the front.  As my wife was talking with the counter person, I noticed that all of the security was really staring at me and looking at me like I was doing something wrong.  I also noticed that a lot of the people had left the building.  My wife finished everything and we left.  Our next stop was at my parents home and the first words out of my dad when he saw me was," You look like you got a bomb strapped to you with that belt and all of the wires coming from under your shirt!"  My wife and I started laughing really hard, because it all of a sudden made sense of why we were able to walk straight to the front of the line and why the security was watching me.  My dad said that we sure picked a fun way to get to the front of the line.
Anyway, I thought that it funny and that many of you here would probably get a kick out of it.  We have got to make the most of this disease and enjoy life.

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   Posted 7/11/2008 1:52 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for sharing your story lol. we have to remember not to be so serious all the time and to try to lighten up a little every now and then. I liked your joke about the beginning of the movie lol.
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   Posted 7/11/2008 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW, so someone finally found a way to get the DMV to move faster than a snails pace. Just think of the fun you could have had if you had known what was going on....
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   Posted 7/11/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL . . . I like your intro for the pill cam *smile! your on candid pill cam!*

The BMV incident could have been really bad . . . . I'm picturing 15 patrol cars surrounding the building "SWARM! SWARM!"

I wonder what kind of stories were conjured up from people who saw you!!


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   Posted 7/11/2008 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
That is a great! Haha!

I just did the pill cam a couple of weeks ago and I was soooo self conscious, I didn't go anywhere! My sister tried to get me to run errands with her but I was too chicken!

Love the part about the DMV! That is great!

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   Posted 7/11/2008 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   

that is great! If I ever have a pill cam I am gonna smile into it before swallowing too!

I am so glad you did not go into the bank you may have caused everyone to hit the floor and give you money.



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   Posted 7/11/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hehe. Thanks for sharing that!


Mind you, if you're going to somewhere with serious security, perhaps it might be a good idea to carry an explanatory note from a doctor so you don't end up being searched. Remember that case of the man with the seton who went through airport security and the guards pulled his seton out, thinking it was attached to something illegal or dangerous?
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   Posted 7/12/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL That is too funny! Thanks for sharing!!
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS too
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   Posted 7/12/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Great story! Wouldn't try it at the airport though. I had the pill cam done a few weeks ago and I didn't have the nerve to go into a public place.

Thanks for sharing your story.
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