Re: New: just learned I'll have colonoscopy tomorrow - I'm anxious!
Thank you for writing, Jaynee/Weisssoccermom!
I got your message after I got home, but it was still comforting to get a reply!
The doctor ran 1.5-20 hours behind and I had an afternoon appointment. I was in a baaaaad mood! Then the nurse couldn't get the IV started. A second nurse took after after the first one poked me twice (and left one bruise that is 2 inches across). While the third attempt was hurting, the nurse told me to be still, I told her (using colorful words) how much it hurt, she kept hurting me and I twitched. Finally, she said if I moved she'd have to pull it out and start again. *I* told her if she did that I was going to walk out (and I meant it). Well, she got that one to work.
They gave me a little vercet (sp) and that helped. I didn't remember anything until I was getting into the car to go home.
The next morning I woke up and my descending colon was sore, and still is (3 days later). I'm not sure if that is where my 2 polyps were, if it is just gas (though it hurts even after passing gas), or if the doctor was a bit rough.
Anyway, thank you for writing. I'm glad the colonoscopy is over. She said (depending on the biopsy - which she thinks will come back fine) I won't need to return for 5 years. Woot!