what are the chances? i know a few of you experienced pure HELL when having a scope done. but has it happened twice?? i have a scope on tuesday (SOO looking forward to the liquid diet tomorrow and the delicious taste of halflytely tomorrow GAH!) and am extremely nervous about
having a painful scope again. rewind to my first scope, i had a lot of inflammation going on and my gi had to pop the scope through some of the strictures. also, my blood pressure dropped so they could not give me any more pain meds while i was in a drugged out, but very conscious state crying in pain and grabbing for the nurse. needless to say it left me with a bad memory and tuesdays appointment has got me quite apprehensive about
even going. i had to take ativan for the first time in a long time i've got myself so worked up :( i know the inflammation has come down somewhat and those thickened areas are more than likely just scar tissue but i am wondering if he is going to have to pop the scope through again and if so will i be in severe pain again.
on another note, my gi has referred me to a surgeon in worcester, ma for january 23rd. he is the chief for colorectal surgeries and also specializes in minimal/least invasive surgery as possible. if he does not recommend surgery, it will be great to get some more incite on my guts nonetheless.
thanks everyone, i would really like to hear your stories, good or bad, so i know what i can possibly expect.
.: stephanie :.33 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits
Post Edited (dustspeck) : 12/1/2008 7:06:20 AM (GMT-7)