Monday, April 01, 2013
Yesterday, on Easter Sunday, I couldn't eat anything but jell, broth, and apple juice in preparation for the colonoscopy. I spent all of Sunday hungry and having to drink that nasty stuff they give you, and of course in the bathroom all day and all night.
Went I got to my appointment, which they made back in January, they said they didn't get authorization for the test and I would have to re schedule! I told them, "Are you kidding! I just spent the most miserable night of my life and haven't eaten in 2 days, and now you're NOT gonna do it?" The girl said to hold on and they would check. I waited 2 hours for them to get authorization then they finally told me they could go ahead with the test.
They couldn't find a vein (that's why I have a port) so they gave 2 very painful shots in the arm. It made me a little woozy but I was not "out" by no means, and it hurt really bad, every time I hurt really bad, he said "hold on, we're almost done" which he was not!
Then to top it off, he said I wasn't cleaned out enough and I have to come back June 1st.!!!
I am NOT going back there again! I don't think they gave me the right stuff to start with, because everyone I talked to, including my daughter, said they had 4 large bottles, as in quart size or bigger to drink. What they gave me was 4 very small 8 oz bottles of very acidic stuff that gave me instant acid reflux for hours before it even started to work as a laxative.
This has been one of the most painful and miserable experiences of my life! I will NOT be going back there again!
On a more positive note, I stopped and got a baked potato and iced coffee on the way home and took a good nap! So, I hope to get back to normal tomorrow and get back to my challenge team. I wish I could keep the 4 lbs. off, but I'm sure those will come back real fast:)