The options given to me were throat spray or sedation, although you are still awake with that. Or that is how its worded on the letter I got. How did you feel in the day or two afterwards? Was everything ok? I had a colonoscopy previously and was left in horrendous pain after that so feeling anxious about the unknown.If you're a nervous person don't opt to have it while awake unless you absolutely have to. It's pretty traumatic! I had to be awake and they numb your throat with a spray, lie you down, and then talk and who you what's going to happen. I have to say the nurse I had with me was amazing and sat next to me with pillows and spit up pads as a fair amount of bile comes back up during the procedure. You also make the most horrendous belches and have to remember to breath slowly and deeply so you don't get in a panic. If you're going to be sedated there is zero to worry about as you won't know what the heck just happened to you. I stumbled out of the room with a nurse and everyone who was sedated was sitting up and having a cup of tea and biscuit while I had to wait several more hours at home before I was allowed to touch anything thanks to the numbing spray.
Good luck with it. Just stay calm. Hope you're results and investigations are nothing to worry about. xxYou know..for some reason I never thought about belching but yeah, it makes sense. I'm so nervous about having it done but know it's a necessity. I am in the first appointment of the day so hopefully no delays.
Sounds like you had some lovely nurses Jen. I am hoping that it may be my consultant who is doing my procedure as that would be hugely reassuring for me but who knows.
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