I felt miserable, yesterday. The stuff they had me take tasted nasty and I was gagging on the fluid I had to drink.
Today, my cousin N was here by 6:40 a.m.; she has been such a blessing to me! She canceled or rescheduled her piano students in order to be there for me! She also brought me some pre-made jello cups to have after the procedure. I owe her a nice thank you gift, but for now, I gave her some CDs of classical music that I had, unopened and still in their wrappings.
We left 5 minutes later, at 6:45 a.m. I drove us to the clinic and cousin drove us back, afterwards. There wasn't as much traffic at that time, so we got to the clinic in good time; by 7:30 a.m. So, a bit of a wait until I was called in, but not a long prep. time, afterwards. They gave me a sedative, but I was awake during the procedure (which I much prefer to being put under anesthesia as I worry that I won't wake up, afterwards!) and I could watch the whole thing on the computer monitor! Afterwards, there was a bit of a recovery period, because my blood pressure was very low. But, I felt fine and because I didn't have to go under anesthesia, I wasn't throwing up or anything.
The procedure went smoothly. They took two samples from the esophagus and a polyp from the colon for biopsy; I am go go back on Sept. 12 to find out what the results are. If the samples are benign, I get to repeat the procedure in 3 years, again! Joy!
My cousin and daughter stayed in the waiting area for me (daughter went and got coffee for them) and afterwards, the nurse explained what was done and about the follow-up appointment to them, and any side effects to watch for - fever, etc. I was to avoid coffee and tea, today, and eat soft food. So, after we came home (around 11:30 a.m.), my cousin went to the grocery store and bought me a container of mashed potato. She also brought some pre-made jello, as well. I rested on the sofa, while daughter cooked rice, mackerel curry, and dhal for lunch. I ate some of the mashed potato (it was just a bit too salty for my taste), and some of the rice and curry, too. Cousin and daughter ate some of the rice and curry with tomato chutney, and daughter packed a container of lunch for cousin to take to her mother, my aunt C.
Cousin left around 2:00 p.m., and both daughter and I took naps. We slept till 6:00 p.m. After I woke up, I ate one of the cups of jello and a slice of bread with butter. My throat is a bit sore, but, otherwise, I am OK. Just a bit tired, overall. I might go to bed, early, tonight. No plans for tomorrow, other than resting.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The procedures went off smoothly
- Cousin N, who has been such a blessing
- I was able to be awake during the procedure
- As a result, the recovery afterwards has been good
- The whole thing is behind me for the time being!
I am not making a to do list for tomorrow. Daughter will work from home. I will rest and maybe, if I feel up to it, do some paperwork and filing.
Hope you all had a good day, today.
Bless, I'm glad to hear that everything went well. Rest, and take care.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nil.Delete
I know you're glad that's over. Hope you have a restful day today.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Live and Learn. Just going to take it easy, today.Delete
I'm glad it all went well, Bless and I hope you'll get good results!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nathalie.Delete
I had forgotten that you had the eosophagus examined too. That is not something I would want to be awake for! Glad it went well and I hope your results will be good. I had a polyp removed too, some years ago. I guess we have to be thankful for these dreadful procedures!ReplyDelete
Yes, I'm grateful that these procedures exist so that we may know what is going on.Delete
I am hoping that the results come back normal, of course.
Oh poor you! I know the prep is nasty. That is the worst part! AndreaReplyDelete
Thank you, Andrea. Feeling much better, today, with just a slight sore throat.Delete
Praying that you will have all good results from your tests today!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Carolyn.Delete
I am surprised you drove yourself in. I couldn't. I was so dehydrated and my electrolytes were screwy. I felt dizzy and disoriented because I had lost so much fluid. Good news is that it is over and that your procedure went well. Rest and take it easy and good luck with your results.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susan. I've been taking it easy, today.Delete
I'm glad things went well. How lucky to have such a person as your cousin in your life. I'll be hoping the results are positive.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon. Yes, I'm very lucky and blessed to have this cousin in my life.Delete
A bit late to the party, but I am pleased it went well and I hope that the results will be good.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon. I'm trying not to worry too much about it and "borrow trouble"! :)Delete
I'm sorry I'm late to catch up with your news, but I'm glad it all went as well as could be expected. XReplyDelete
Thank you, Jules. The whole procedure went quite well, all told. :)Delete