Yes I am a big chicken and have been putting it off for years! But I went and it wasn't too terrible. I got there, with my hubby and 2 kids in tow cause I didn't have a babysitter, and thankfully I did not have to wait in the waiting room for long. The dr asked me questions about
how long and what kind of symptoms I have. Then he handed me a gown and told me to take everything off. I thought what the heck have I gotten myself into?!? I've had 2 kids and there is very little shame left in me, so I went ahead and undressed and waited. Then he listened to my stomach, and my lungs, and told me to get on my left side. That's where I froze. I thought what the hell is he going to do. And as you can imagine it was not the most comfortable thing in the world but it was over quickly. He basically told me that he thinks it's just IBS ("just" ibs, like it's a walk in the park) but given my family history with IBD and the fact that my symptoms wake me up, he was going to do further testing. He explained how he wanted to do a colonoscopy and an endoscopy, along with a blood test that tests for IBD and UC, and Xrays and an ultrasound. He also gave me some prevacid, and a RX for Vistaril for nausea.
So I headed downstairs for the blood work and the xray, where again I had to put on that gown and walk to the xray room wearing a gown, socks, and my purse...what a good look! And it was all over. I have to call and schedule the colonosopy and endoscopy, but they gave me my RX for my bowel prep kit and it's Half Lytely!!!!!!!!!! Ugh, I am sooooo not lookiing foward to that!!!
Well thanks for letting me share!