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Details From Colonoscopy/endo In Calgary

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I finally have the energy and time to tell the details about how things went in Calgary and instead of just replyin in my old post I thought I'd start a new one (I dont dont think anyones reading it anymore..)

SORRY IF ITS TOO LONG! :P

We got to Calgary 5:30am AB time(after leavin 6pm Sask time!).the coffee shop was already open,immediately got coffee.We made our way to hotel,I think about 8am AB time.Mom went to sleep,I didnt.I was runnin on just a couple hrs of sleep.there was no net connection,not in any way possible.I convinced mom to wake up 11 AB time &we made our way to Market Mall.

I found so many cool things there to buy&spent too much,yet at the same time,SO SAVED.u'd be surprised how quickly that 5% less tax adds up!I got some clothes@Old Navy(on sale),a blouse/tank top for underneath(that'll be my outfit for Uncle Kevin's weddin)&a celiac disease/random stuff.got back to hotel 5:30pm,just in time to start my crap(&watch Habs vs Leafs game ha).After 20 mins of startin to drink the laxative it started workin :blink:

They say ur supposed to drink all 4L of it(it tasted like salty pop! :ph34r: ),but I got thru 2/3 of it &then threw up nastily,never had that bad in my life.I managed to stomach 1 more glass&once everythin was liquid,I said screw it,&went to bed.Plus from eatin all the gluten I cleaned myself out enough!!

We got up 7am our time,&the cab came for us 6:30 AB time.got upstairs to the unit &got told to go down/register since I'm out of province.I was the 1st person scheduled!

1 nurse came to put in I.V.(WHICH I HATED)&they were all so nice.They asked if my wait time for Calgary was long,I explained the time in Sask.&they couldnt believe it!the another nurse took me to the room&kept me occupied while I waited for the doc,he was late about 1/2 hr.They all asked if I finished all the laxative&I said most of it,I was so worried it wouldnt be enough but I guess it was.

They gave me oxygen to breathe thru,which was nice.

SO, they gave me a bunch of sedation...not even a frickin min b4 they started the scopes.I was VERY awake.Not sure what he did for the endoscopy,but it wasnt all that bad!I had to bite on some plastic thing to keep my mouth open,barely even gagged.then the colonoscopy...O-M-G.That was the absolutely WORST THING I have EVER gone thru.THE PAIN.Everytime he moved thru my stomach,I felt it&when he reached my right side,I was nearly screamin.

They wrote on my sheet I was upset/anxious,how the heck could I NOT be????I got a prescription for a bunch of things.OH the specialist will call me in about 10 days w/results&send them to the office in Canora.this is so I dont gotta come back for results.I NEVER have had anyone call me.I'm gonna call monday&give my cell # so he can call me on there.

anyways,I fell asleep AFTER everythin was done.1 nurse came to see how I was doin/another came to take out my I.V.&asked if I wanted a sandwich.I said"I cant eat a sandwich"she asked if I was gluten-free I said yes,&she was like"we have gluten-free sandwiches here!theres lots of ppl who have it".She warmed it up &OMG 1 of the best gluten-free sandwiches I ever tasted,said they even bake it right in the hospital.the bread was almost black,and it was SO soft.it was just a cheese sandwich but SO WORTH IT.

We went back to the hotel&I fell asleep again,mom said she couldnt wake me up!The hotel was nice enough to give us an extra hr to rest.My cousin picked us up/took us to the mall,we had some dinner there then he had to go back to work.Soon after Randi came so we just bummed around the mall,then we got a cab kinda early to the bus depot.

I bought myself a pillow so that I could sleep on it/sit on my parka.My throat was raw for 2 days,and my ass finally stopped killin me yesterday(its still kinda sensative)

We finally got back home 1:30pm Wednedsay(after leavin Calgary 7:45pm).

TOLD U it was long :lol:

...comment if u want!!

~ lisa ~


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Well at least it was not 8:30 pm like they said it would be getting back.


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Lisa,,,

Oh, my,,what a trip for so many tests. I hope the mall shopping made some of the trip pleasant.

I guess I should count my blessing I live only 20 minutes away from my gastro and hospital.

I threw up to with that gaggy stuff we had to drink.

Glad it's all over for you. Sherylj

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I'm sorry your tests were such a pain in the @$$. :lol:

:ph34r:

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. :rolleyes:

I hope they have some new answers for you. That's so great that you don't have to go all the way back for the results.

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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I'm sorry your tests were such a pain in the @$$. :lol:

:ph34r:

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. :rolleyes:

I hope they have some new answers for you. That's so great that you don't have to go all the way back for the results.

Nancy

Lol yes, it certain was a pain in the ass :lol:

BTW, I called today to leave them my cell #, and definitely have permission from my teacher's who'll be watching us while we write exams that I can keep my cell phone on (which is awesome!)

only 4 more days at the most til I know :blink:

~ lisa ~


...Flames vs. Panthers, and Lifehouse, were best experiences OF MY LIFE!!...

...26 years old...

...Look in my forum profile for ways to read my public sports articles...

R.I.P. Uncle Gus (Sept. 21, 1971 - Oct. 2, 2004) ... R.I.P. Baba (Oct. 12, 1911 - Feb. 28, 2006) ... R.I.P. Uncle Lawrence (Aug. 7, 1943 - Jan. 4, 2009)

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Lisa, I agree about the colonoscopy being terribly painful. I had one done (no sedative or anything) a few years before I had kids and I think it was worse than natural childbirth - no kidding. I'd rather have another baby than have another one of those scopes! Glad you survived though.


Liz

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Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

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Lisa, I agree about the colonoscopy being terribly painful. I had one done (no sedative or anything) a few years before I had kids and I think it was worse than natural childbirth - no kidding. I'd rather have another baby than have another one of those scopes! Glad you survived though.

well at least i know if i ever have kids it wouldnt be any worse :lol:

~ lisa ~


...Flames vs. Panthers, and Lifehouse, were best experiences OF MY LIFE!!...

...26 years old...

...Look in my forum profile for ways to read my public sports articles...

R.I.P. Uncle Gus (Sept. 21, 1971 - Oct. 2, 2004) ... R.I.P. Baba (Oct. 12, 1911 - Feb. 28, 2006) ... R.I.P. Uncle Lawrence (Aug. 7, 1943 - Jan. 4, 2009)

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Hey Lisa...!!

Have you heard from your doctor yet? Any new info?

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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