Thanks to you all for the responses and support.I had a colonoscopy and not a sigmoisoscopy.I decided to do it without sedation and found it uncomfortable and quite embarassing. I couldn't wait to get out of the theatre.It was a team of specialist nurses who done procedure and not my doc, must be a new way of doing things:).
Anyway the nurse took a few biopsies and said that there was no roaring red inflammation(her words, not mine). she remarked to another student nurse my bowel was featureless and this was caused by having uc for so long.WHAT DOES THIS MEAN EXACTLY?
When she was asking me questions before procedure she asked if i smoked and i replied that i've been off them 12 days.She then asked me if i knew that quitting cigs would prpbably cause a bad flare. She said that it is very common for Ucers to have really bad flare ups due to quitting cigs. She then promised to get me my results asap so that i can start imuran before i flare badly.
I was home 45 mins after procedure, brilliant:):) i've had a lot of pain all evening but no bms, my back is sooo sore.Maybe it is trapped gas!!
thanks to you all for replying!!!
I don't think it's a good idea to leave the colonoscopy to a team of nurses. Complications can include perforation, bleeding, postpolypectomy syndrome, reaction to anesthetic, and infection. My GI is very gentle when he performs colonoscopies. In fact, the main reason for choosing a GI is his ability to diagnose correctly and perform sigmoisoscopies, colonoscopies, and colon surgery if needed.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose