First sigmoidoscopy....

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Allison77
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   Posted 10/18/2010 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Morning everyone!
I am scheduled for my first sigmoidoscopy this morning and am really nervous.
I had to give myself an enema this morning through my stoma. I was apologizing like crazy to Oscar....and then....nothing. It didn't hurt (previously had 2 rectal draining fistula's, enema's were scary!!), It was all over in 10 minutes and I am now thinking what the heck am I so nervous for? A lot of people with colostomy's actually do this on a regular basis so they can just wear a cover and not a whole pouching system. Maybe I'll look into that.
The appt. is at 12:15pm with the procedure at 1:15pm. Wish me luck, and I will be sure to report what happens!

- Allie
aka: nervous Nelly

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 10/18/2010 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't be nervous...you'll be okay :-) and you may have just found something new for Oscar smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin

Let us know how it went!!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

Allison77
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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 10/18/2010 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am such a baby!!!
I went into admitting, was shown to my bed, undressed, they took my blood pressure, wheeled me into the "theatre", Dr.Wong inserted his finger into my stoma, scoped for all of 2 minutes, declared my colon was "beautifully healthy" with no sign's of Crohn's and sent me on my way, I was wheeled back to my area, dressed and left......all in an hour. I have NEVER EVER been in a hospital where I wasn't given at least an IV. I'm stunned and over the moon that finally after 33 years I have been given a clean bill of health. Unreal.

-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

80sChick
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   Posted 10/20/2010 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
YAY ALLIE AND OSCAR!!!

I loved this story and loved reading it on your blog too. I am so glad you are healthy and so glad this wasn't bad.

I can't believe the dr putting his finger in your stoma equals a sigmoidoscopy! LOL

And the best part...obviously...no diarrhea upon waking up! At my last scope, I had diarrhea all over the bed when I woke up cuz they wouldn't let me go to the bathroom fast enough. That was a week before my surgery. So glad I won't ever have to do that again!!!
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 

Allison77
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   Posted 10/21/2010 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Stephanie!
I am constantly amazed at how having a stoma has made everything so much easier.
Dr. Wong put his finger in my stoma first and then used the scope, but really it only took a few minutes and was really easy and pain free. You and Zoe are going to be flabbergasted when you have to do it!!

-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

suebear
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   Posted 10/21/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Allie!!! Isn't it great to be healthy?

Sue
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