Thursday, June 18, 2009

For the next 12 hours....

a couple of pictures from the first procedure...the upper endoscopy.

Do not:
  • drink alcohol
  • drive
  • operate machinery
  • make critical decisions
  • do activities that require coordination or balance

The whole procedure was pretty much painless. I felt more like I was at a day spa (not that I've ever done that). The nurses were very easy to get along with - and the one nurse there that I know personally came by to give me a bad time. The recliner that I was initially placed in (for the "pre-op") was comfy...and I got a heated blanket. When I was escorted back to the procedure room the nurse draped me in a blanket and and then guided me by the elbow - I felt like royalty. The drugs they gave me in the procedure room were awesome. Totally. I slept like a baby - with no memory of the procedure. (Yea!) Waking up in the recovery area was easy - a cup of cranberry juice and some crackers and we were out of there. The most painful part of the whole thing I can honestly say was the blood pressure cuff.

Truly the hardest part of this whole thing was the prep. Clear liquids only - all day yesterday - and then 36 Sennokot tablets. Even that part wasn't nearly as traumatic as I expected. I was pretty hungry by the time of the procedure - but hey, I lost 4 pounds over the last couple of days...how spa-like can you get?

3 comments:

Suzanne said...

Over and done with!

What's next?

BeeGee Babe said...

And here you got all worked up over nothing..or rather nothing you remember!!

OKTownsends said...

I'm glad to hear it wasn't so bad, now I have something to look forward to?