Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Colonoscopy Day ;)

I started my day out with a lovely colonoscopy today. What a breeze! The worst part is definitely the day before being allowed only clear liquids since this girl LOVES to eat. The prep wasn't even a big deal. I did Miralax and Gatorade and since I like Gatorade and drink it frequently it was a piece of cake...ohh cake. Sorry side tracked ;)

I had to have the colonoscopy due to my history of bowel obstructions in the last 2 years. I had intussusception when I obstruced the last 2 times. So to be safe we did the procedure to make sure there wasn't something in there causing it (ex: Mass, huge polyp, lipoma, etc).

Good new is, no bad news. I did have 2 "tiny" polyps, so no biggie. I'll follow up with the doctor in about 2 weeks and we'll go from there. It was a great experience if I do say so myself. The sedation (Propofol) is wonderful! You literally fall asleep, and wake up in recovery. It doesn't get much better than that.

Being a GI nurse who does this all day long, I knew what to expect. In fact, I totally felt like I was a work. I was even taken care of by a nurse I went to nursing school with. Of course, it still makes you nervous, but I think that was because I was afraid something was going on in there. So overall, good day, great nap, good results :)


Stacey said...

I just had one too! Also, no bad news. My clinic is requiring them annually of all CF patients over 35. I thought being pancreatic sufficient would get me out of it, but not a chance. I guess the increased chances of colon cancer don't depend on pancreatic sufficiency?!?! I loved the propanol too. The one I had 10 years ago was only done with Versed. I like this new was better... Glad all went well :-)

Jess said...

Glad yours went well too Stacey! Yeah I landed myself with a 3-5 year follow up. So hoping for 10 years to ;)