GET THE SEDATION. I had one once without sedation and it was extraordinarily painful.
Can you just not let your boyfriend into the recovery room with you afterwards? Just have him in the waiting room instead and tell the medical staff and him that that is what you want? You don't have to have anyone come into the recovery room with you. That would give you time to release gas. One time i ripped ass really loud after a scope with my boyfriend at the time and nurse in the room and it was embarrassing. My boyfriend found it hilarious though. Lol.
Oh yes. I would never attempt to have it unsedated. Wish I could, but not a chance.
Thank you SO much for understanding about
the boyfriend thing and sharing your story. None of the nurses seem to get it, I guess because they're unfazed by it. I do ask them to have him wait until I have a chance to wake up a little more. So the last two times, no one was in the recovery room right away (besides the nurse obviously) and I have no problem with that.