Camera down throat

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wolram
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Has any one had this done to them? it sounds horrible even more so to a person that hates hospitals
 

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Do you mean a gastroscopy, wolram? I have, and there's nothing to it. They sprayed my throat to make it numb, gave me an injection of Valium and something else, I nodded out for the majority of the procedure, and woke in a room where the hospital staff let me sleep it off. I didn't experience a sore throat or anything.

Some people -- such as my father -- remain awake regardless of the meds, but he was so calmed by the medication, he really didn't mind or care. I think he even got to watch a bit of what they were doing on the monitor.

It's not even a day-surgery thing. It's in and out in a few hours; just have someone to pick you up and cart you home.
 
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Just make sure there's a woman present during the entire procedure...:biggrin:
 
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Do you mean a gastroscopy, wolram? I have, and there's nothing to it. They sprayed my throat to make it numb, gave me an injection of Valium and something else, I nodded out for the majority of the procedure, and woke in a room where the hospital staff let me sleep it off. I didn't experience a sore throat or anything.

Some people -- such as my father -- remain awake regardless of the meds, but he was so calmed by the medication, he really didn't mind or care. I think he even got to watch a bit of what they were doing on the monitor.

It's not even a day-surgery thing. It's in and out in a few hours; just have someone to pick you up and cart you home.


I am glad about that, i was very reluctant to accept.
 
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Just make sure there's a woman present during the entire prodecure...:biggrin:

Strange but nurses seem to gather around me.
 
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An endoscopy? I've never had one but in the next little while I have to go observe one :) I've heard its not to bad.
 
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I've been scoped from both ends during a single session, Woolie. (Hopefully with different equipment!!!!!):yuck: It's not unusual.
 
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I've been scoped from both ends during a single session, Woolie. (Hopefully with different equipment!!!!!):yuck: It's not unusual.

But what happens if you want to cough or some thing, i remember when they pulled a tube out of my nose that went deep down some where, that was horrible.
 
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It's way, way easier than the tube down the nose.
 
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But what happens if you want to cough or some thing, i remember when they pulled a tube out of my nose that went deep down some where, that was horrible.
Yep! I had one of those nose-cams running when the doctor did not sufficiently appreciate my heart-felt description of my gag-reflex. He was sorry, and it wasn't my fault. Too bad for him.
 
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Well thanks guys, i feel a bit easier about it now, i suppose i should put my self on the waiting list, i might even be better before they get to me.
 
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I haven't had a gastroscope inserted, but my demographic demands a colonoscopy every once in a while. I'd gladly trade places with you.
 
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I haven't had a gastroscope inserted, but my demographic demands a colonoscopy every once in a while. I'd gladly trade places with you.

It makes me feel ill just looking at words like that, having to go to a hospital
(even visiting) makes me feel ill, in all my years i have only just found a doctor i trust.
 
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It's a common fear, Woolie... nothing to be embarrassed about. People naturally feel a bit helpless when they relenquish control of their bodies to someone else. If you're a good boy and do what the nice doctor says, they might give you a lolly afterward.
 
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For some reason, my doctor hasn't yet felt the need. I thought it was common practice as of 40 and even asked him about it but he said no. And here I even went to the trouble to wear my best party nickers to my appointment...
 
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Don't worry, it's coming at age 50 along with "offers" from AARP every couple of months.
 
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I had a kidney stone removed from my ureter without cutting. 'nuff said?
 
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I had a kidney stone removed from my ureter without cutting. 'nuff said?

That must have been painful, i would not have thought they could get a stone out that way.
 

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