Friday, September 16, 2011
Colonoscopy & cooler days
Today I went for my 1st colonoscopy. My Dad had colon cancer back in 98. He's fine now. I've been trying to get a colonoscopy for about 10 years. They said that I had to wait till I was 50 because he got it when he was 60 & I had to wait till 10 years before the age that he got it. I've been having stomach probs, mostly that just seem to be IBS. I need to do lots more research on IBS. I need to figure out what foods I have to cut down on & all that. So anyway, back to the colonoscopy. I drank all the yucky stuff (last night & again this morning). My Dad drove me to the appointment. They were running behind. I was suppose to have it done at 11:45 & they didn't start till 12:52. The waiting made me more nervous. I kept staring at the clock. They gave me a heated blanket (how cool). It was freezing in there. I got to keep my wedding ring on, but took all my other jewelry off (all 7 studs from my ears. I had more, but they all get sore when I wear earrings in them) & I kept the ring that I have in my inner ear in (I've never taken it out & never will). I had a nice dream while I was put asleep for the procedure. I woke up & they gave me some ginger ale. My Dad had to leave & get my daughter from school. So they came in soon after I woke up. Before that, my doc came in & said that they had found a pollup. It was flat (not sure, exactly what that means. Maybe it was new & just starting to grow. I have a follow up appointment with my doc in a week). So they sent that off to have a biopsy done on it. I'm glad that I had it done & didn't wait till I was 50. It was chilly today. I wore my Bearpaw boots for the 1st time this Fall. My nose & hands are so cold right now. I have 2 pairs of socks on & I think I'm turning my electric blanket on tonight.