Posted 8/11/2007 5:14 AM (GMT -6)
Endoscopy. Arrived on time 12.30pm and was led off into the waiting area. After a blood pressure check I was put into a bed. I had one lady beside who was very sick and had been in on Monday getting the other end checked. She had a very high temp so they kept her overnight then today she had to have the gastric end as an outpatient. Poor thing looked really pale. When I was leaving they were admitting her again, she wasn't allowed to go home.
On the other side of me was a lovely lady who used to be an intensive care nurse. We chatted on for ages. We were all in our beds at 1pm and we waited and waited and waited and waited. My new friend Meg went in before me, finally around 4.30pm. I thought the sick one would go first but it was Meg then me at 5pm then the other sick lady. It was a very long long day for all of us.
Just a bit of gossip before I get to the nitty gritty...
Meg's daughter is involved in the movie making business and on the Gold Coast we have Warner Brothers Movie Studios. Quite a few movies have been made in the past. Spiderman was one, Kneau Reeves springs to mind (spelling probably wrong but you know who I mean) Can't think of the movie he was in either!
Well, wow! Jodie Foster is here, just down the road from my place making a movie....wow! I had no idea. She has her two children with her. Best not say anything else. It sounds as though the movie will be great. For all you guys in the States and elsewhere....a lot of the tropical rain forest scenery is of our very own "Springbrook" and Cedar Creek which is at Mount Tambourine or the Lamington National Park. Some of the scenery is being filmed on private property, again tropical rain forest and you may see three waterfalls.There might be a bit of touching up as we are in the middle of a terrible drought and there is no spare water anywhere! It is just beautiful and about 30 minutes from my home.
Anyway, back to the ....."Endoscopy"...well it was a total train wreck!
I was under the impression that I was getting the 'full enchilada of anesthetic" but nope, someone forgot to tell me it was just a sedative, if I had of known I would have cancelled. I honestly have the worst gag reflex in the world, just touch the back of my tongue with an orange stick and up she comes and I just choke and choke.
The Doc, who was really lovely, hit me with two lots of sedative and pain killer, the first one did nothing at all, then she hit me again, I was still wide awake at getting more stressed and scared by the second. No sedating me not even sleepy. When they tried to put the scope in I choked and gagged so much they stopped. We had three tries so all up I choked three times and the last time I was pushing them away with my hands, I felt like I was being suffocated. Oh, boy, it was awful.
However this is just me that reacts like this, everyone else there sailed through the ordeal, no problems. I wish I was one of them!
The Doc came out and apologised, she was so caring and really sweet. I felt she didn't need to do that, it was me that wanted to apologise for choking and giving the staff such a hard time. Of course the worst thing is I have to go through it all over again, however next time full anesthetic and she told me to let anyone know in the future, any day procedures for me I must demand "FULL ANESTHETIC!"
Well I certainly won't forget to tell them that one! I don't want to have that happen again.
Hope you guys have a great weekend.....I am still trying to get over what was for me a rather horrible ordeal, and what is worse no answers to my problem. I will keep you posted on the Endoscopy, she did indicate that they will push forward with an early appointment "category 1" which means within 8 weeks.
Hey Rhonda, those kids sure can keep you busy.....so looks like we all are still on the "Limboland Express!
Bye for now
Hugs to all,