Posted 1/29/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -6)
WOW...the hospitals where I live wouldn't let anyone leave on public transportation after being sedated from having a scope done...if you have no other alternative then a taxi is likely much better than a bus.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

Posted 1/29/2008 11:01 PM (GMT -6)
Not everyone has a car...I don't see why they wouldn't let you use public transport.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - daily
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D); fish oil

Posted 1/29/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -6)
I think it would be fine. I get my colonoscopy about a 30-minute drive from my home. My husband drives me home and I never have any problems on the trip. I'd think that a short train ride would be very similar. But will you have to walk far when you get off the train? That's something I personally wouldn't feel up for. Generally, we get home and I walk slowly to the bed and then I'm out for a few hours!
UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.

Posted 1/29/2008 11:23 PM (GMT -6)
It's the rule of thumb where I live, you must have someone drive you home after sedation for a never knows how they'll react to the sedation meds, so it's for your own safety.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

Posted 1/30/2008 12:10 AM (GMT -6)
Thanks for your replys.I think I will just travel back with Dad if needs be,in my past experience the sedative thing is a mute point.If I can get something that does actually work this time(Lorazepam,please!)he can always guide me into a taxi and go from there.
Posted 1/30/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -6)
I don't see why it would be a problem. After my two c-scopes I just had someone come meet me and walk me home (I live a 10-min walk from the hospital). I was pretty okay to walk (arm-in-arm), though if I'd felt too sedated, I would have taken a cab. As long as you can get a seat, and have someone with you, you should be all right.
Erin, 25
Dx w/ left-sided UC June 2007
(Flaring since June 2007)
Meds: Asacol 400 mg x 9; Prednisone (since 01/09/08) 20 mg 15 mg 
Supplements: Iron, Multivitamin w/ Calcium and Vit. D, Fish Oil & Probiotic Yogurt
Dx w/ Depression, GAD, and OCD in 2001
(Currently in therapy)
Meds: Paxil Lexapro Zoloft 100 mg

Posted 1/30/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -6)
As I said before,thanks for all your replys.I'm not even going to mention it at Hospital,as long as someone arrives to collect me,I'll go from there.I just want this out of the way,it's been ten years since the last and it's so traumatic,I'm still getting tachycardiac thinking about it!
Posted 1/30/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)
In the U.S. city where I live, the clinics where c-scopes are done require patients to be picked up by a "responsible adult" in order to be released from the facility & in compliance with state health dept. laws. Once you leave the premises, though, they don't care what means of transport you use to get home as long as you don't drive yourself. I have returned home at times by city bus, & otherwise by taxi. Hopefully, the ride home will not be bumpy from potholes in the road-- but then you wrote that you can take the train, right? It should work out o.k. Best wishes for a smooth solution. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)
Posted 1/30/2008 7:50 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks Old Hat,that's really made me feel more confident about things.I just always assumed being "picked up",meant a taxi home,via a family member!I can relax from now on,as I now know I can just get Dad to collect me.I should really have been "looked" at many times over the last few years,but "dropped off the radar",so to speak!
It always seemed such a chore to go through things,that I just kept getting Pred scripts filled,and avoided chasing GI visits,for further investigation.
I will now try and go "by the book",get this C-Scope over with,and go from there.I also need to discuss Asacol with the GI,as it makes me feel sick(last couple of years)and really can't tolerate it any longer.

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