Hey, Keeper, hang on. You'll get through this.
You've probably posted and gotten advice about
your procedure on some of the other lists, and I hope they've helped quell at least some of your fears.
I've had two endoscopies done, and they went just fine. The preparation was pretty much nothing - yes, don't eat or drink - but once i was in the hospital, it was really all just dressing in my gown, answering questions to check my records, and then being wheeled off to the surgery room.
The sedation was intravenous and acted very quickly, both putting me under and waking me up. I had no pain or discomfort from any aspect of the procedure.
If you're fearful of the results, remember that the doctors are there to help care for you. They're about
to get some very good, clear information about
your health, and that is definitely a good thing. Try to stay in the moment, in getting through the test today, and set your other concerns aside for a bit while you treat yourself to some well-deserved emotional TLC *from* yourself.
I'm praying that all goes very smoothly and easily for you.
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