Now that I have slept off most of the medications I am able to share how my day went. For those who do not know about a month ago they found signs of inflammation in my gut. To rule out any harm-doers they wanted me to have a colonoscopy and see if they could find out what was causing it and maybe find what was causing my pain. I was warned that the prep is the hardest part but in all honesty the prep was nothing. I had no pain other then a sore bottom at the end of it. Andrei’s mom came and picked us up at 9:30/40 and brought us to the hospital. By this time I was starving, cold, and really nervous. We arrived about 30 minutes early and ended up waiting until 10:40 before I was called back. I informed the nurse that I was nervous and she told me it would be ok and that I would be asleep really soon and that I won’t remember a thing. At 10:40 they gave me my medicine cocktail and after a few seconds I started feeling woozy. I’m not sure if I feel asleep at this point because I do remember looking at the monitor and seeing my insides wiggle a little. Before I know it though I was calling out in pain. I kept repeating that it hurt over and over and they doctor told me she was trying to get into my small intestine. I swear every time she moved the prob it felt like my insides were splitting. After what seemed like forever she had someone else come in and within a few moments he had gotten it into my small intestine and the pain subsided. She said not to worry it was just a sharp corner. I think at this point I was given some more sedative because the next thing a remember is calling out in pain again as they were at the top of my colon. Though this pain wasn’t as bad as the last it still hurt and when the nurse asked where it hurt I laid my hand on the top of my abdomen and she said to just push on it. I am guessing the doctor must have blown a lot of air or something in me right there since it really did fill like I was about to pop. From this point on I was pretty much wide awake and watching the monitor and seeing little red marks on my colon, not veins but like little scratches or something. They might have been from the scope for all I know. I’m sure I was making sounds of my displeasure for the rest of the colonoscopy since I don’t remember them talking anymore just me moaning. Before rolling me into the recovering room the doctor told me that they didn’t find anything to out of the ordinary. By the time I got to the recovering room I was wide awake and it an hour had passed. I laid their for about half an hour before they set me up and I asked for my phone. I called Andrei and told him were I was and before I knew it he was there and I was having a banana. The nurse asked if I called him and I said yes and I was told he couldn’t be in there and I couldn’t leave for another hour. By this time I was more then ready to get out of there. Andrei also didn’t leave me like they wanted which I am thankful for. I was lonely in there just watching them change buddings. At this point I remembered it hurt but not how bad it hurt until I was home and laying in bed. That is when it came rushing back to me. Anyway I told them I felt fine and if I didn’t leave soon I would miss my ride home. I was told that I needed to stay because my heart rate was slower then when they checked it before the colonoscopy and I told them that I was really nervous then so it should be lower now. After being told that it was against their better opinion I could get up and get dressed. It was 12:40/45 when I finally was able to leave the recovering room. I told them that if they wanted me to wait it was fine I could find another way home but they said no and to just go. So we did. Andrei’s Mom picked us up and brought us home.
tl;dr: I had a colonoscopy and it was horrible. Would not do again.
Home safe and sound. They didn’t find anything interesting but I will get all the results back on the 23rd when I see the specialist