Thank you all for your well wishes for my endoscopy this morning.
The fasting was fine. But, I don’t think I will ever catch up on the fluids. I didn’t have anything to drink for over 12 hours. That’s a long time!
We got there WAY too early, but I got some good reading in and then I was finally called back.
I really didn’t have anxiety until I was laying on the gurney with a blood pressure cuff on my arm, a pulse ox meter on my “driving” finger (that’s what the doctor called it, not me) and some little electrodes monitoring my heart rate. Mr. Serious wondered why my heart rate was over 100. Ummm…nerves, maybe?
That, and my vein blew in my hand. Of course it’s hard to start an IV when I haven’t had anything to drink for 12 hours. And the nurse couldn’t find another vein, so the anesthesiologist came in and put one in my arm. Oh, fun.
I finally get rolled back to the procedure where they put the cannula in my nose and some medicine to make my mouth dry. (BTW, totally effective medication. I swear there is still paste in my mouth). I also got this fabulous bite thing in my mouth. Then, hello sedative. My arms and legs felt warm and heavy and then off to sleep I went.
Apparently, it only lasts about 7 minutes.
Sometime between being conscious and aware of what was actually going on, I proceeded to talk to Mr. Serious, the nurse, and the doctor.
I told the doctor that I was Mr. Serious’ “sugar momma.” Apparently, that didn’t go over so well, and the doctor said he needed to come back when I was more “awake!”
I must preface this with the fact that they put air in your stomach to help them see what’s going on in there.
And, (blushing) I asked the nurse if I had to pass gas before I was allowed to leave. According to Mr. Serious, she very quickly responded “Please don’t!” Don’t worry, I didn’t have to, nor did I! I’m still quite embarrassed…and yet, I’m sharing with all of the internets!
Mr. Serious did good and reminded me of all of the things the nurse told me not to do today, because I forgot about a millisecond after she told me.
End result? The doctor said he didn’t see anything unusual anatomically. He stretched my esophagus and did a biopsy which will come back in 2 weeks.