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following my ongoing digestive issues of 8 years that have got progressively worse and a "diagnosis" of IBS without any tests to eliminate possibility of other causes i finally went to my gp and asked for some sort of investigation to make sure there is nothing more sinister causing my issues. so ive been refered for a colonoscopy and flexi (cant remeber the name but its the one that goes down the throat).
im absolutely dreding it. i have to do a home enema an hour before my appointment, so scared.. never done one before and afraid ill do it wrong or ill get hella cramping (been watching youtube videos on experiences with enemas) im also worried that i wont be "empty" in time.. ive got to do the enema an hour before going to the hospital, it normally takes me up to half an hour to have a BM ANYWAY so im worried itll take a long time not only for me to absorb the water but for it to come back out in time for the appointment and to add to that even more, i have health anxiety and general anxiety disorder and hospitals and anything like that literally send me into panic and im being given a sedation. at first id wanted to be put completely to sleep but they dont do that at my hospital so ive had to settle for sedation and im afraid ill feel pain or freak out whilst theyre doing the percidure and have a panic attack... or maybe theyll mess up and tear me inside, im totally freakinng out about the whole thing. can ANYONE WITH ANXIETY linked to this thats been through it talk me through the orocess and how they found it. or just some advice or support or comforting stories of your experience!!
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