I read Autumn's posts and had even spoken with her through email, both concerned over the endoscopy procedure. She had emailed me to say that everything went smoothly, but it still hasn't eased my fears, and I'm just as scared, if not more. As I read the form that my husband has to sign that says I could be punctured and bleed or die, I freak out and say I'm not going. I try to make bargains or come up with excuses, saying how my GERD is now under control, which it is for the most part. I have Lyme disease which makes me more sensitive to things as well, so I'm afraid I will have a reaction with the sedative.
I'm also scared something nasty will be shown since stomach cancer runs on my father's side of the family, even though I'm in my 20's...but that's another story. With the Lyme, I have developed a slight case of hypochondriasis.
All of you who have had the scope really do not remember a thing?
And the risks are very low for the procedure?
Anyone want to either help me with the fear or tell me that I don't have to go?