It is recommended that any of us over the age of 50 to have one of these as part of our regular check up. For anyone who is apprehensive about having a colonoscopy, it is no big deal.
I will admit I became tense and anxious the days leading up to the procedure, don't be.
There is really nothing to be concerned about, follow all the instructions you are given by your doctor and everything should be fine.
OK, not eating solid food for over 24 hours, not the best. I don't think you should watch the Food Network like I did, it was torture.
The preparation ritual the day before, again, follow the instructions, it should be a stroll in the park. Not so much a stroll, more like a brisk one.
In my case on the day of colonoscopy, they had me arrive to the hospital two hours before the scope. This I didn't care for and I was not prepared. Bring a book or something to entertain yourself to pass the time. I must say that the staff at the hospital did run around to find me a magazine to read from their staff lounge. That's the first time I have ever read Cosmo.
The time finally arrived and I was wheel into the "room". I was asked questions by the attending nurse and by the anaesthesiologist, as they were preparing me. We talked, I came up with some lame jokes. What's new? I remember the anaesthesiologist saying, shortly after he put in the I.V., something about taking off my glasses.
The next thing I know, I was waking up in the recovery room.
Again let me state, it is no big deal.
I would like to thank all the nurses, support staff and the doctors. From the time I walked in, to the moment I left, I had exceptional service from:
The Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital.
Thank you all very much.