Today is our wedding anniversary and I jumped out of bed at 5:50am… to have another round of Moviprep and another round of water diarrhea… noice.
I am all prepared today. I had the jug of Moviprep in the bathroom (yeah I know it’s yuck), had my heater turned on and magazine and iPad ready to go. I sculled the Moviprep as much as possible and finished going to the bathroom by 9:30am. I snoozed for a bit while people kept ringing me to confirm appointments etc (arrrggghhhh!) and by noon, we headed out to the rainy and cold Melbourne day to the hospital.
We got to the Admissions counter and the lady looked me up and down. I explained I am having a procedure done here and gave her my name and she asked for my DOB, then exclaimed “you look too young for your age! I thought you are a student!” LOL And this is an Asian speaking to another Asian. For someone who haven’t been asked for their ID for years now it’s a compliment 😛 then again I might have been a mature aged student…We waited in the drab waiting room with mismatched furniture for a bit then it was time to change into my sexy open-back gown for the show. It must be colonoscopy day because I saw my gastroenterologist and anaesthetist going in and out of the same theatre. Good to know I am not the only one getting probed *smirks*.
I was pushed into the operating theatre(day procedure room?!) and it looked nothing like Gray’s Anatomy. It looked more like a storeroom with all these boxes of stuff and a big screen. The anaesthetist chatted to me and asked how my Moviprep experience was. I asked whether there are any other flavours other than lime/lemon and he said trust me- all the flavours are bad 😛 The Gastroenterologist piped up to say there is a chocolate flavour, but seriously, that will just spoil my love of chocolate I think.
Anyways, although the anaesthetist said sometimes people might stay awake for the duration I pretty much zonked out straight away. The next time I woke up, I am already in the recovery room drooling all over my oxygen mask.
Hubby came to pick me up and was pretty surprised that I am already at the reception, chomming hospital grade sandwiches. The Gastroenterologist came to see me, telling me that the procedure went well and he couldn’t see anything abnormal from the probe, but need to get the biopsy results to see if there is anything truly wrong or if there are parasites.
PARASITES? I thought to myself… that would confirm what my colleague Les always said to me “you must have worms cos you ate so much and don’t get fat!” LOL
Anyway the nurse gave me the Gastroenterologist’s scribbles and my med cert and send me on my merry way. If someone can decipher his writing please drop me a line.
Anyway, back home now and recovering. Still feeling a bit woozy and still having watery diarrhea. I hope that’s a sign that I can overeat today without intaking any calories, cos, well, it’s going straight out right?
In the end, having a colonoscopy and endoscopy isn’t as scary as I thought, nor was it very painful to be honest. While I still don’t like the sound of it, if I have to do it again I won’t be that worried and scared next time.