Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Colonoscopy here I come

Well I had my GI consultation today. I really like the doctor a lot. I guess I'd have to considering we're going to get a little personal and all ;) He did a great assessment on me so I felt happy about that. He agreed by looking at my CT scan result from the last bowel obstruction in June that we do need to rule out intussusception by seeing if I have a polyp in my ascending colon. Otherwise everything was pretty normal. I went over my CF meds with him because with some of them he wasn't too familiar. No biggie, I'm used to that. He said he was impressed with my health and that of course made me feel great. He said my abdominal assessment was essentially normal, no liver enlargement, Hemocult negative, etc.

So the big day is November 2nd. Woo Hoo! Since I'm a GI Nurse he was pretty funny and said that since I was very knowledgeable in this area, the need for his instructions was minimal. I was pretty happy with the bowel prep too. I'm so grossed out or maybe just traumatized by Golytely so I was a little nervous about him saying I had to do that. But instead he does a Miralax/Gatorade prep. Works for me, and I was very happy. Well as happy as one can be for bowel prep anyway ;) I'll just be happy when everything is over with and I can have some piece of mind. I'll have the procedure done in an outpatient center similar to where I work with the same Anesthesiologists. That's nice because hopefully I'll have to pull and get to choose my Anesthesiologist. I did for my Upper Endoscopy a few years ago, so that was a perk.

Otherwise that's the hightlight of my day. I went for a great run today and really pushed myself to the limits. That felt great!! The 5K is only 3 days away!!!


Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

I can't wait for your 5k! That is SOOOO awesome and I am a bit jealous :)

Plus, is it weird that I actually LIKE Golytely?


Jess said...

Aww thanks Ronnie! I'm a litter nervous, but I'm going to run my heart out!

Wow you like Golytely? I think you are a saint! ;)