Daughters colonoscopy

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maria09
maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
edited 22. Jun 2013, 05:01 in Community Chit-chat archive
Hi
My daughter has her colonoscopy tomorrow afternoon under general anaesthetic
Just got all her prep stuff out yuk
Any tips on making the drink palatable?
Or any advice on how you felt afterwards
Any thoughts greatly appreciated
Maria

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,622
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Gosh Maria

    It's pretty vile stuff that medi-prep :?

    Bless her heart - I didn't think you could do anything to it....how old is she?

    My husbands struggled to drink it all and he's a grown man.

    Lots of luck - do YOU need pocket duties for tomorrow???

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Toni
    Yes please will definitely need lots of pocket duties
    She's 18 diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in july last and has already had two long stays in hospital where she's in a constant state of stress
    Luckily I was allowed to stay with her for the 10 days she was in but even then she remained so stressed
    So all this prep she has to drink is going to be so difficult for her just wish I could drink it for her
    At the min I can't drive so luckily our good neighbour is taking us hopefully get there with plenty of time
    She's not signed her consent form yet so time to back out still but I've told her there is no choice she has to have it done to find out how much damage and how far it goes so she's accepted that so far
    Thank you for your reply
    Maria
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Mr DD had one of these a couple of months ago, he too struggled with the drink (or rather the quantity of it) but he was not sedated. He was tired for a couple of days after (but this was also post-appendix surgery which didn't help). All will be well, I am sure of that. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I just drank it. It's not terribly yukky. It's the quantity rather than the taste that's the problem.

    I didn't have a general. Afterwards I just felt ravenous :lol:

    I'm sure you'd rather be taking it yourself, Maria. It'll be hard if she's stressed to begin with but I honestly didn't find anything about it stressful - just annoying and time-consuming.
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  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well it's going slowly
    400mls to go I tasted it oh my it's fowl don't know if I could do it think I'd have to hold my nose and gulp it down!
    Yucky
    Maria
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Never had it Maria, but have cousin that had and he said it wasn't the most pleasant thing he had drank, I am sure she will get there at least tomorrow she will be out of it and not know a thing, good luck will be thinking of you both.............Marie xx
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  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you Marie
    We had a little trauma during the evening but got through it
    Bless her she's just about drank the 2nd litre this morning started at 06.30
    Just getting really distressed about the hospital bit but considering what's happened over the last 11 months I'm not surprised!
    Think it helps as I've just retired as a qualified nurse so I can answer all her questions honestly rather than fob her off
    Roll on this evening
    Maria
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,417
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I hope it all goes well, and it is not too stressful for her.
    (((())))
    Numpty
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Numpty
    It will be really stressful but at least I will be with her to try and ease her stress
    Well that's the plan
    Maria
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Maria I am in your pocket...aww you must be so worried ...I do hope it all goes smoothly for you both...I will be thinking of you (((()))xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you Barbara for your support
    Thank you all who have replied with your support
    We really need it today
    Its weird but I can cope with anything that's thrown at me and I don't get stressed about it
    But anything to do with my baby girl I'm just a stressed out mum
    Maria
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 9,021
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello Maria and daughter
    I will be thinking about you both today
    ((((((((Maria and her daughter))))))))
    take care
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thinking of you both.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • Megrose489
    Megrose489 Member Posts: 779
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Maria - hope everything has gone well today for your daughter. I had a colonoscopy last year - I had sedation but not a general anaesthetic - and the preparation was definitely the worst part. Because it's so gloopy, I alternated it with drinks of water, which helped to some extent. The cup of tea I had afterwards tasted like nectar!
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I am thinking of you both. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,622
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    How is the poor girl doing Maria??

    I have two 18 year old girls too so can understand how 'young' they are when they are poorly. Charley is in bed with a hemiplegic migraine as we speak.

    Love and ((()))

    To both of you

    Toni xxx
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi everyone
    Been home half an hour
    All went well the nurses doctor and anaesthetist were fantastic with her
    They let me stay with her whilst she waited and let me go with her when they put her to sleep
    She was very brave I'm so proud of her especially how frightened she gets
    Her colitis goes further than we thought and they have taken biopsies so we should have those results in the next couple of weeks
    Thank you all for your kind words and support it means such a lot to me
    And Toni I hope Charley feels better soon
    We are just deciding what to have for dinner
    Maria
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Maria I am so pleased it went well, I can feel the relief..and I hope the results are good ones....I will be keeping everything crossed for her...and Toni I hope that Charley feel much better very soon..my sons are 41 and 38 and I still worry myself sick...xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
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    I'm glad it's all over for you, Maria. Now feed the girl :lol: Anything. She won't mind.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I am glad it all went well Maria, I am sure you both had a better sleep last night.................Marie xx
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,622
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Phew Maria :D

    I am so pleased for her that it is all done and dusted - I hope she didn't have too much belly ache later on too :?

    Bless you - Charley is doing fine now - vomiting done and dusted :wink:

    Let's hope that after all this they have a really good treatment option ready for her.

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you
    We have an appointment next wheel with the gastroenterologist next Friday so hopefully will get some answers
    I have been in constant contact by email with the IBD nurse who is so supportive
    So pocket duties on Friday please
    Maria
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,622
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Maria

    available for pocket duties Friday if needed

    love

    toni xxx
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Toni
    Yes to pocket duty on Friday
    I've got rheumy appointment Thursday too my friend is taking me bless her its 25 miles from my house to the hospital and she will be doing a 100 mile round trip as she lives not far from the hospital we used to work together at that hospital and have become very good friends both of us having to retire due to ill health bless her
    Maria