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Pleeb

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....was worried about endoscopy.....
« on: September 30, 2014, 10:18:20 PM »
An endoscopy is a procedure whereby they put a long tube down your mouth that goes into your stomach.
They spray the back of your throat with something to prevent the gag reflex.  The end of the tube has a tiny camera and tiny tweezers for taking samples of bad stuff.

Anyway, I've had 4 of them years ago with no (!) anesthetic.  :o (no, I'm not Chuck Norris.....LOL)

I was planning to get one with an anesthetic today, and I was worried I'd be staggering around like a drunk afterwards.  The handout they give you says "don't take a bus by yourself."  I took a cab, and the hospital is close.

Maybe the gastroenterologist adjusted the sedative dose because I told him I took a Clonazepam yesterday?  I didn't find the sedative (Valium via drip?) that strong, but I still feel something 12 hours later.


Anyway, all went well. 

Should anyone be getting the procedure or a similar one in the future, if I can handle it....so can you.
I know it sounds creepy, but I find giving blood samples more creepy, actually.


Peter
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Re: ....was worried about endoscopy.....
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 12:47:19 AM »
Oh yeah....because I was kinda out of it, I forgot to watch the tv screen that shows inside my tummy...not that that's so interesting.

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Re: ....was worried about endoscopy.....
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 05:23:49 AM »
Glad it went well! i have had it before too and I dont really remember much of the procedure at all!
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Re: ....was worried about endoscopy.....
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 05:57:44 AM »
Hello Peter. I'm glad that it went well. Take Care. paul m