Has any one had this done to them? it sounds horrible even more so to a person that hates hospitals
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've been scoped from both ends during a single session, Woolie. (Hopefully with different equipment!!!!!):yuck: It's not unusual.
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.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.
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.