On Tuesday Nov 9, I had my colonoscopy and endoscopy done. As promised, the doctor drugged me up quite nicely :). Unfortunately, my gag reflex got the best of me. Even though I was heavily sedated, I was still very much awake and conscious of what was going on around me.
When the tube went down my throat, I was gagging like crazy. Gagging to the point of tears in fact! The doctor and nurse both soothed me and repeatedly told me that it would soon be over…which it was.
Next was the colonoscopy. Honestly…I don't remember much about the colonoscopy (and that's an excellent thing). All I really remember about that is the doctor telling me to look up at the monitor that showed my colon, and then being in the recovery room. My sister came in shortly after.
When the doctor came in, she told me that the endoscopy showed that I have some ulcers on my esophagus (eep!). To remedy that, she presecribed me some drugs which will replace the omeprazole. Can't remember what they are called, but it's something like pantoprazole I think.
So now, to take my meds. Here's to hoping these ulcers clear up soon…
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