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Hol1979
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   Posted 9/14/2006 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I lived! I didn't think I would, but I did!
 
I was up until after 1 am last night crying. I slept only until 4:30 am and laid there until the alarm went off and my husband had to drag me out of the bed and put my shoes on all the while I'm crying still and saying that I didn't want to go. Then I started to cry again while in the waiting room. I felt like such a big baby, but the nurses were really nice about it. They put me in the cubicle and let my husband come and prepped me and stuck in an IV. Then the nurse reassured me some more and asked if my heart rate was always so fast and said, "probably not, you're just upset." Then they wheeled me into the other room where I saw my doctor and two other nurses. My GI doctor was really nice and rubbed my arm, and asked me a few questions, we were talking about my Lyme disease and she was fiddling with my IV. I felt calmer all of a sudden, but not knocked out yet, so I asked, and she said it was just something to relax me.
 
Then they hooked me up to the machines with the sticky things and the thing on my finger (I'm soo technical) and put the spray in my mouch. I saw my doctor begin to put the other sedative in the IV. The nurse was standing by me with a plastic thing saying that it was the bite guard. That's the last I remember. Next I heard, "Holly, want to try waking up now?" and it was a nurse and I was back in the other room, and couldn't believe it. I didn't even believe they did anything, I asked if it was all done and a nurse said, "Yep it's all done!" and got my toast and cranberry juice and my husband from the waiting room. They said I could get up and get dressed, and I was all wobbly and silly. They had made me take off all my jewelry prior, and put it in a little bag. On the way home I noticed my rings were back on my fingers and my husband said I put them back on and I didn't remember. He said I kept saying, "Maybe I'll put my jewelry on...Nah...Yeah...just the rings  though." But I don't remember that. tongue
 
Doctor says I just have some irritation and gastritis, and to keep taking my meds, and I can take them twice a day if I need to. Thank you supportive GERD forum!
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   Posted 9/14/2006 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Holly, I am so happy for you.. It is always nice when the next thing you know they are waking you up and everything went fine.. That is funny about your jewelry.. Better than me I get grouchy alot of times when I wake up.. It is so nice to hear good stories like this...
Take Care

29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - 6mp 50mg per day, Pentasa 1000mg 2x per day, Remicade every 8 weeks (but need it sooner), Tramadol prn, Phenergan prn,  Nexium, Prozac, Nordette, Multi-Vit, and Digestive Advantage for IBD. "What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way."  - Unknown                                                                                       http://www.myspace.com/chroniechick

 


Hol1979
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   Posted 9/14/2006 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank You Autumn and poobear,

Yes the stress was much worse than the procedure. I feel silly now, but I know the fear is understandable. I was so scared, and this was easier than many other things I had done.

Also, when we left, I called my grandmother from my cellphone to tell her that I was okay, and I was still pretty out of it, and I burped into her answering machine, lol, it must have been the excess air in my stomach!
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Hol1979
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   Posted 9/14/2006 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, she said she called my mom and said, "Holly must be okay because she left a message and belched in it." Haha. Also, I shouldn't be laughing at this......but when I was first in one of those cubicles made by the curtains, and you're extremely close to the people next to you, just separated by that curtain and I think someone just had a colonoscopy because a nurse came over and loudly asked the person, "Have you passed any gas yet?" Then the person on the other side of me was told by another nurse to strip down and just leave his socks on. So there was lots of rustling and a huge bump in the curtain coming towards us, and hubby was like, "Oh man, this guy's right next to us, getting naked." Heh, I guess it's good to have a sense of humor. Also, my husband said that I told him about 50 times how strange it was that I didn't remember anything, and that my eyes were really wide when I saw him come in and I said, "Oh there you are!" Don't recall any of this. And he said I was eating the toast in super slow motion.


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Post Edited (Hol1979) : 9/14/2006 9:24:46 PM (GMT-6)


Hol1979
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   Posted 9/14/2006 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh no, you poor thing! I was crying loudly while at home, but when I got to the hospital, it reduced to silent tears and a case of the shakes. Haha, that sounds like a joke my dad would've made too. I didn't remember much either about waking, husband coming back in, talking, eating, walking to the car, etc. They said I could walk to the car if my husband could hold me, if not, I needed a wheel chair because I was walking like a drunkard. Interesting how fascinated we are by this, lol.

I want to say that I have a quick memory of something in my head. You know when you're watching a movie and it flashes to something, then flashes back? Well, like I said, the nurse told me about the bite guard and then I woke up. Well there was something in between, just a flashing glimpse, could've even been a dream, I don't know, but it was gone in a blink. I thought it was magic that I went from the room back to the cubicle in a split second, lol.
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 9/15/2006 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hol,

Am so pleased that your appt went well. Was wondering how you got on. Writing your experience here will help a lot of people who are due to have an endoscopy.
Take care and well done!
Victoria
 
 
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Hol1979
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   Posted 9/15/2006 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank You Victoria, I'm glad to be of help!

I seriously had no pain whatsoever either, the most pain I had while at the hospital was trying to get a too-tight ring off my finger, and I would do it again in a second.
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Joan M
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   Posted 9/17/2006 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I am happy everything went well. I am due for another scope on November 21 and it will be ok. This time I will get the bravo scope.

MerylG
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   Posted 9/18/2006 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Just had my endoscopy today. Last thing I remembered was the nurse spraying some numbing stuff in my mouth then asking me to lie on my side. The next moment, I was awake and the nurse was bustling around getting me ready to leave. It was painless and I didn't have any discomfort...other than when they put in the needle for the IV but I have a slight needle phobia.

Hol1979
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   Posted 9/19/2006 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
That's almost the same last thing I remember, except I remembered them telling me about the bite guard too. I seriously didn't even feel my IV being put in, I must have had a really good nurse. I think it all depends on the person drawing it. I've had simple blood tests that hurt like heck and left my arm bruised for days, then there's ones like the nurse I had that insert an IV and I don't feel a thing and my arm never looked like there was anything in it, afterwards. (Except for the sticky dirty marks left over from the tape) I have to admit, that did hurt. I mentioned the only pain I had was from ripping off my rings...well them tearing the tape of my arm and pulling hairs with it wasn't too pleasant. Yikes! I'd prefer the IV needle. OK, I'm babbling.
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