Posted 9/12/2017 6:33 AM (GMT -6)
I have had 2 colonoscopies. They are not bad. They give you a cleaning out liquid to drink the day before. Some people think this is the worst part, because the liquid is kind of gross. I found that if I held my nose as I drank, it didn't taste as bad.
They will put you on some sort of sedative for the procedure, and you honestly won't feel a thing. By the way, I also had an endoscopy at the same time, when they put a tube through your nose or mouth. No pain or discomfort.
The only thing that might happen during the colonscopy is you feel gassy and like you need to pass gas. The doctor will tell you just to deep breathe for a minute.
As far as the results, my doctor found a pre-cancerous portion of my large intestine which he cut out and which didn't show up on the 2nd colonoscopy.
I had the procedures because my sister died of colon cancer (untreated).
I hope your result is positive. If it is not, at least you will know what you're dealing with, and can begin treatment. My knowledge of colon cancer is that it is highly treatable. Also, it might be something much more minor than that.
Keep sharing your fears. That is what Healing Well is about, at least in part.
I wish you all good luck!