Friday, September 09, 2011

A Colonoscopy - The Sequel


Two years and a few days give or take and I am due for another colonoscopy. Second time I am at a hospital and for the very same procedure. This time it was at a different hospital however it was the same doctor performing the deed.

Dr. Cruz, my specialist has proven to be very gentle and trustworthy; she always knows what to tell me before the procedure to put me at ease. Then the nurses come in and they hit you with the heavy stuff such as, “Do you have a living will”, and “Who do we contact in case of an emergency if something goes wrong”. So much for easing my mind to the upcoming event. Right?

It was a very fast and uneventful procedure; it took some juggling for me to get there and then to be picked up. My wonderful sister was nice enough to take me in; she dropped me in front of the building, wished me well, and then left. Well, it would have been nice if I would have directed her to the correct building. I was totally wrong and so I had to walk all the way to the other side of the campus to the correct building. Oops my bad, so I won’t blame her.

Went in and followed registration protocol and before I knew it I was in a big room full of people undressing myself and getting into this sexy green gown and matching hat. The socks they gave me were brown though and totally messed up my outfit. No I didn’t give them a strip tease show; they actually pulled the curtain on my act. L lol

Mr. Melo we are going to put this gas and inject you with this so that it --- r e l a x e s y o u and puts you to sleep, and blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Next thing I know I am opening my eyes in a big room and this nice nurse asks me if I am awake. No, ma’am I sleep with my eyes open. Dr Cruz then comes over and praises me for being such a trooper and for doing so good. Ummm wait, what in the heck did I do? Somebody, tell me!

“We called your daughter so you can be picked up” is what the nurse told me, except my daughter had a diaper changing crisis and picked me up almost an hour later. In the meantime I sat there in a wheel chair on a corner as they needed the space for other patients. Yes, for the first time in my life I was placed on “will call”.

Well, I finally made it home. My daughter got me some Chinese food, I ate some of it and pretty much slept for the rest of the day.

8 comments:

bettyjf1 said...

Yeah.. I'm due next year.. The only real bad part of the whole thing is the day before; unable to eat and that that awful stuff you have to drink.. Glad you did o.k.

Jose said...

Oh I didn't even put a dent on that gallon. Yuk! Nasty stuff, I kept gaging each sip I took. Obviously I did drink some, I'd say just enough to take care of things.

ChrisJ said...

And I'm due about 6 months ago! I guess I'll have to bite the bullet before Thanksgiving or my doctor might give up on me. The procedure's not the problem it's the preparation!

Chely said...

ROTFL - OMG Fide, I know this is serious stuff, but you had me cracking up throughout your entire experience.

I'm glad everything went well and that you don't remember a thing about the actual procedure. Maybe it'll come back to you in your dreams. LOL

Anonymous said...

Pobrecito brothersito, violado por segunda vez... jajaja

Sandy said...

Hey glad you made it through without a fight - like slugging someone in the...

...they are so different now adays...you sleep through them.

About the Hell's Kitchen - do this Jose..

Get on the 15 and go south to about Lake Elsinore - there you will see Hwy 74 (ortega hwy)...head up it and you can't miss it, it will be several miles up on the right hand side..)

You can use google maps for accurate directions.

Jose said...

Oh Sandy, you are so right, I slept like an angel through the whole thing.

I did google Hell's Kitchen and it's only 50 mile ride/drive from where I visit in La Puente, so definitely in my immediate "To Do" list. :-)

Wanda said...

I don't have to have another one for 5 years....Yeah!

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