No, honey, it's definitely not funny when you feel it the whole way. There wasn't anything fun or easy about your experience. I remember my first colonoscopy, they (for some reason) gave me IV meds from syringes into the IV port (same as it sounds like for you), but not enough to fully put me out (as they should have). So I kept waking from all the pain and discomfort of my bowel being distended with air and instruments. Then someone would say "look, she's awake" (usually after I couldn't stop a moan
), someone else would look at me, do something with the IV and I was out like a light. I think this was actually my first sigmoidoscopy (only shows first part of bowel).
On the other hand, the procedure where he found the polyp was a piece of cake for me. They attached an IV drip bag to me and, when they had finished my interrogation (all those quesitons!), they gave me a hit of what they call "don't care shot" through the IV and began the drip. It's called "don't care" for a reason, man, 'cause I couldn't have cared less. If they'd asked me for a brain tissue same, I'd probably have told then yes! :giggle: Then, when the doc was ready, they added that day's anesthsia cocktail to the drip. I was out in 2 seconds... and didn't feel anything until I awoke. So if you ever had to do it again - it could save your life - then ask them about how they do the sedation or ask to speak to the anesthesiolgist before starting or, even, maybe before scheduling the procedure. I just don't want to see you develop a phobia against something that could save your life... kwim? My doc told me that I was extremely lucky - the polyp he had found would not normally have been found until I was 50, and by then it would have metastasized into cancer and would have riddled my bowel. So, though I really hate them (mostly 'cause of the "go lightly" to the potty brew that you have to do beforehand
) I still go when it is time... just to be safe. Take care and be healed, my dear. Keep me posted, 'kay?