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I am female 57 and avoided doing a colonoscopy. My doctor ordered the colon guard test and it came back positive. Since then I have been anxious. I was scheduled for a test in the clinic (where my husband went) and sup prep. The office called and said because of my weight they scheduled the procedure in the hospital and ordered a two day prep of trylite, citrus mag. and dulox pills. Now I am even more freaked out and can hardly sleep. My brother died in this same hospital and I can hardly drive past it let alone go in there. I have insurance but it only will approve this one hospital with 500 co pay. Otherwise I have to pay much for for out of network. The colon guard was considered screening the colonoscopy procedure and must have co pay. It would have been 150 in clinic. I tried explaining this but the nurse said the doctor will only preform the procedure in hospital and the health network said this doctor was the only one to accept the in network approval. I was laid of a JR college administration position last month due to budget cutting and am on unemployment. I have enough money to cover the 500 in hospital copay but out of network would cost more than I can afford. I am also very upset and don't know if I can swallow the prep because I vomit very easily. My procedure is scheduled for 10 am this Friday. Wednesday I start the prep. My husband has approval from his boss to come home a little early on Thursday to be support while I start the prep and has off work all day Friday. I am worried about the hospital, the medical staff, the prep and finding cancer. The positive colon guard has me worried that there is now something there. I want to cancel this appointment but I know I really can't. I can not take any anxiety meds I had really bad reaction to them. I have tried breathing and meditation but I can't concentrate. I know all this worry is stupid but I am so scared. Thanks for listening
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