Nothing to get nervous or worry about at all!It's usually normal bowel prep the night before and then they'll ask you your name and date of birth about 50 times while they put the IV in.......and then the anesthesiologist will chat with you to make sure they get that right......then wheel you into the exam room. They'll be chit-chatting and getting everything ready and then the Anesthesiologist will simply tell you to count down from 100...........and 96 is all you'll remember getting to. You'll wake up in the recovery area with a smiling face looking at you, who'll check your vitals and offer you some apple juice and a Graham Cracker!A few minutes later they'll hand you your clothes and tell you to get dressed while they contact your ride home and tell them you're ready. Just before you go the Doc (or an assistant) will come in and tell you how it went. You'll probably sleep on the way home, or when you get there........and a few hours later you'll be as good as new!!You got this, so put it out of your mind until the night before.......it's easy-peasy!!!
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I just need to thank you so very much for your post. I just signed up to this site this early morning and this was the first question I saw posted. I to have an upcoming appointment for my first colonoscopy to go through my 5 month old stoma. I am praying for a reversal after all is said and done. I've been feeling scared out of my mind until I read your response. All I can say is.... thank you thank you thank you. You just did this gal a world of good!! Positive thoughts going your way for all that you are going through. Again.... thank you.
Hi all the part i like is if you wear a 2pc. system they just pop the pouch off do the scoping and the pouch is back on and your done, the hardest part for me is the fasting and clear liquids for a day.
Yes I have one every year. I have an ileostomy it's completely pain free no sedation or bowel prep needed it's really interesting watching the screen seeing the scope inside you, just slightly uncomfortable when they put gas in to blow you up so they have a clearer view.....Dr will push there finger in your stoma first just to see which way they need to push scope it's pain free just feels strange seeing someone pushing there finger in, with an ileostomy scope wont go any further than 24" in at best usually not even that far from scar tissue inside .....it's slighty different from what I've read if you have a colostomy but as I don't have one I will leave that for the members with colostomy's to say