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Nervous About Today's Endoscopy And Colonoscopy


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#1 quirkinator

 
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

The prep isn't the problem for me... I'm just getting really, really nervous about my upcoming colonoscopy and upper endoscopy at 2pm today. I don't want to be in pain or have something go wrong. :-(

On a side note, all of my tests have come back normal - blood and fecal - and I'm just hoping that whatever is wrong with me, they can diagnose.

For Thanksgiving I'm exploring gluten-free options, just in case.

Back to the prep...
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

Good luck! :)
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:19 AM

It is getting closer. I hope a diagnosis will be clear.

Diana
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

These procedures are painless, and usually there's very little discomfort (if any) afterwards. Sometimes you can feel as though your stomach and intestinal areas have been buffeted about (little soreness), but that passes after a few days. You'll see--these procedures are not difficult to undergo. Fear not!
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

Did the nerves get the best of you, or are you through it. Please update.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:27 PM

I survived! Now I'm waiting for 2 weeks for the results...
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:25 AM

I survived! Now I'm waiting for 2 weeks for the results...


With your biopsy and blood work done now you can go ahead and give the diet a good strict try. Your body may give you the answer before you even go in for the results.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:55 AM

Hi there.

I'm very pleased it went OK for you and now it's a case of waiting a couple of weeks. I am due to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy in the next couple of months and am somewhat nervous too so it's reassuring to read the posts on here. Are you know able to get on with a gluten free diet or do you need to wait?

Best of luck,

Nicky
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#9 Celiac Mindwarp

 
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:00 AM

Great to hear it went ok. Good luck now with the diet
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:38 AM

Glad to hear it went just fine! did tthey completely put you out or was it just a twilight sedative? My endoscopy is tomorrow!
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:08 PM

Glad to hear it went just fine! did tthey completely put you out or was it just a twilight sedative? My endoscopy is tomorrow!


I was COMPLETELY out! And afterwards... Korean food for a reward... In my sedated state. Don't remember that either, but it must have been good because I didn't bring home any leftovers. :-)
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

I survived! Now I'm waiting for 2 weeks for the results...

Glad to hear you survived - I too forget everything during and for about two hours after - depends on the meds administered and how you tolerate them :blink:

Are you know able to get on with a gluten free diet or do you need to wait?

As long as all celiac related blood testing is complete before the procedure you can remove ALL gluten as soon as it is done - good luck to you :)
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