19 years ago had my first, I remember asking the nurses and doctor as I was looking at the long tube scope thing, "You do use a new one for each person right?" They busted out laughing, told me how much one of the scopes cost and that's about all I remember until I woke up and passed gas without any control, that was weird. This past winter had my 2nd and I had medication in the IV but never fell asleep, did not feel pain, watched it all on TV and talked to doc during it. They told me to pass gas after but I realy didn't need to that much nor want to. I'm a bathroom girl when it comes to that. Then recently had a flex-sig, had to prep and then got to hospital they said, no sedation......WHAT? It was uncomfortable a little but I survived. No gas, bad headache though. I just hate the whole thought if people going up my butt and looking at it. Why would anybody want that job? Yuk, I am getting over it and used to it. The nurses and doctors have all been fabulous and friendly, that helped me not feel so strange about it. Sorry to talk so much, but you asked. And where else can I talk about it? lol
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications: Asacol 400mg X 6, Canasa X 2
Vitamins: Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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