Say, Rio, be sure to negotiate the cost with the hospital. Not sure you're aware if you're not insured (assuming you aren't insured and that's why you have to pay personally) that insurance companies routinely discount what they pay the doc/hospital for any procedure. I remember paying for my first colonoscopy (and it was like $2200) and the hospital said, "That's okay, you can pay it over time, like $300 a month." I thought that was generous. Once I got insurance, I realized I paid probably $500 to $1,000 more than the insurance company would have paid.
~grinding my teeth in frustration~
Be sure to ask for the insurance company price!!!
And good luck on the scope!
Sporadic proctitis since about 1985. Mother had J-pouch surgery 1983.
DX'd with clostridium difficile in 2000. Pred, two courses of Flagyl, then Vancomycin finally got rid of it. 2001 colonoscopy dx'd left-sided UC. . Treated with prednisone, Rowasa, Asacol. Asacol not working, switched to Imuran. Three small flares since in 2002, 2005, and 2007, brought under control with steroid and Rowasa enemas. Lap Chole performed October 26, 2007, after gall bladder attack in June, '07.
Daily meds: 100 mg Azathioprine and 225 mg Effexor XR (for chronic, longstanding depression), many vitamins and Primadophilus Reuteri