Day after Broncoscopy
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Had the little procedure done. I was told to arrive by 8:30 because the broncoscopy/biopsy was scheduled for 9:00... only to find it was *actually* scheduled for 9:30. Why do they do that?!?!Ha ha. I was a little agitated so my BP was 113/75- DON'T STRESS ME OUT
The procedure was fine. Not a easy as the last time- this time the lidocaine and ? that they gave me to inhale really bothered my lungs and made me want to gag. Just 10 minutes of inhaling it so I could survive. For the procedure, I was awake but they say they give a memory-erasing drug? I've never remembered being awake during it ( so the drugs must work) but it's necessary to guide the tube down my esophagus. I do remember the nurse wheeling me from the surgery room to the recovery room and accidentally hitting the door frame. Oops.
Had some juice in the recover room, kind of dozed in and out of consciousness. Waited about 30 minutes for X-Ray to come into my room to make sure my lungs weren't bleeding out/collapsed, then waited about an hour for them to send the "all-clear". That's unusually long for Park Nicollet - I've found them to be super fast and efficient compared to the Allina system that I'm used to ( my primary is/was/will be Allina, but was referred to Dr. Lisa Bolin/ Pulmonary within Park Nicollet. She's awesome)
Unfortunately, this time and last time I had the procedure, I was extremely nauseous the rest of the day. This time, however, I had two bouts of vomiting.. once in the car on the way home and then once after I'd reached home. Not so fun on a fasting stomach. Luckily round 1 had some of the juice from the recovery room in it! Thank goodness for the bags that they give you to put your clothes in while at the hospital!!!
Today, I'm just laying low. Anytime I have the inhalers ( or the 1 time I had Albueterol which I REFUSE to ever take again), it makes my throat congested ( yellow mucus) for about a week or two. My exercise this week might be cleaning the living room!