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#16 sa1937

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:04 AM

...and I apparently sang to the hubs all the way home in the car

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:59 AM

I was loopy for several hours after the procedure and in no way would have been able to go out to eat. My husband picked me up and dragged me to the car. I made him stop at McDonalds on the way home and scarfed down a Big Mac (which I never really ate before this, so it was weird.) Then I went home and slept/watched TV on and off for a few hours before I felt normal again. I have NO RECOLLECTION of any of this. I do not remember my conversation with the MD after they were done, don't remember drinking juice with the nurse, etc.

Our hospital would not allow patients to leave without a responsible adult. You would not be allowed to take a cab home or the subway either. They also made sure someone else would be home to care for children, etc. and I was instructed to "not make any important decisions or sign any contracts" for the rest of the day. Good thing too.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:28 AM

I am a post-anesthesia puker. So, I asked for antinausea drugs and they put them in my IV after the prodecure! I ate on the way home, told my husband the same story over and over again, and slept the rest of the day. Don't expect to do anything afterwards.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:37 AM

I am a post-anesthesia puker. So, I asked for antinausea drugs and they put them in my IV after the prodecure! I ate on the way home, told my husband the same story over and over again, and slept the rest of the day. Don't expect to do anything afterwards.


Are you sure it is the anesthesia that makes you puke? I puke too, sometimes for a couple of days, but only if they give me morphine during the anesthesia. On anesthesiologist did this when I specifically instructed him not to :angry:
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:44 AM

Are you sure it is the anesthesia that makes you puke? I puke too, sometimes for a couple of days, but only if they give me morphine during the anesthesia. On anesthesiologist did this when I specifically instructed him not to :angry:


Yes, definitely anesthesia. I refuse all morphine related pain meds after I freaked out on dilaudid once. :o
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

Well, considering how much of a lightweight I am, I'm sure i'll be pretty entertaining on the way home.
I'm not afraid of the procedure or the after effects or anything, just wanted to make sure I have all the bases covered and don't end up having to beg a friend to come meet me at the last minute.
My boyfriend is escaping to Chicago that day. Grrrr! I'll have to exaggerate how awful it was just to make him feel guilty (just kidding)

Thanks again!
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:42 AM

One of my boys is a post anesthesia puker. The doc put an anti-nausea med in the IV and that took care of it. He said to tell the anesthia or doc next time and it can be adnministered before he really wakes up.
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#23 Pegleg84

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

Hi Guys
Had my endoscopy Saturday (ended up being 1pm before I got in. Sooo hungryyyy). They knocked me out, I had a nice nap, and felt pretty ok afterwards. They didn't see anything unusual while in there, but did take biopsy samples. That's definitely not going to show Celiac, but you never know. At least now the GI will have something to go on when my referal finally goes through.
Thanks again for the advice. I did feel much better knowing my friend was there waiting.

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- Gluten-free since March 2009 (not officially diagnosed, but most likely Celiac). Symptoms have greatly improved or disappeared since.
- Soy intolerant. Dairy free (likely casein intolerant). Problems with eggs, quinoa, brown rice

- mild gastritis seen on endoscopy Oct 2012. Not sure if healed or not.
- Family members with Celiac: Mother, sister, aunt on mother's side, aunt and uncle on father's side, more being diagnosed every year.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:28 AM

Glad it went well :)
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#25 Celiac Mindwarp

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

Well done, nice to get it over with isn't it?

My biopsy came back negative last week, but I was relieved to know there were no big nasties.

On with the adventures, good luck


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

A negative biopsy is a very, very, very - did I say very? GREAT thing!

Good to hear Mindwarp :)
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Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:02 AM

I wasn't eating gluten, so didn't expect to see anything. But good to finally take a peek and get some samples. (note to self: book follow-up with doc...

Actually, I was really surprised how well I was after the procedure. A little stumbly, but otherwise fine. Took my friend out for greek food and it was much needed.
I also gloated to my mom that I got knocked out and she just had local anesthetic. Benefits of living in Toronto vs small town, I suppose.
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- Gluten-free since March 2009 (not officially diagnosed, but most likely Celiac). Symptoms have greatly improved or disappeared since.
- Soy intolerant. Dairy free (likely casein intolerant). Problems with eggs, quinoa, brown rice

- mild gastritis seen on endoscopy Oct 2012. Not sure if healed or not.
- Family members with Celiac: Mother, sister, aunt on mother's side, aunt and uncle on father's side, more being diagnosed every year.



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