Posted 9/3/2007 11:53 AM (GMT -8)
Holy schmoley!!! What's been going on w/you that they are putting you thru such a thorough interior look-see?
By all means, you should contact your doctor ASAP, despite it being the holiday, and explain how terrified you are after your previous experience. It is ridiculous to torture yourself w/these fears when you can be scripted something to get you thru the next few days and to override the justified anxiety about the colonoscopy.
The two ultrasounds are a piece of cake as you may well know if you've had them before. Of course, all that water to hold while they slide that transducer over your full bladder is "interesting" but at least not painful. And, ahhhhh, the relief when they let you go release all that water!!!!!!
I'm sure your gastro will be extra special gentle doing the colonoscopy given your previous experience and also will see to it that you get GOOD sedation or even anesthesia. Propofol (diprivan) is a marvelous short acting anesthetic that the GREAT if they opt to use that. You will love it. You know nothing during the scope but are awake and clear headed almost as soon as they are done instead of groggy, sleepy and confused as w/sedation.
It would be really great if they could do the MRI SBFT the same day right after your colonoscopy to help w/swallowing the tube. And some times they do sedate lightly when inserting the NG tube.
(((hugs))). Hopefully, the prep for the scope will be the worst part of all these tests as it should be and the tests themselves are a breeze for you.