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I couldn't get anywhere with getting a quicker appointment on the nhs for a colonoscopy so my family helped me out & I managed to get seen on Thursday night. The consultant thought I had acute colitis so booked me in for an urgent colonoscopy last night! Wow money talks eh?!
The colonoscopy was a little harder than expected as presumed i'd be pretty much knocked out but the drugs didn't affect me in the slightest so ended up watching the whole procedure on the TV!! I think I'll be asking for more sedative next time as was pretty uncomfortable. I thought I would be sparked right out but didn't even feel like I'd had a vodka!! I asked for more sedative but was told no!
Anyway she instantly told me that I had distal (left sided) colitis so was moderate and definitely not Crohn's disease so a slight relief but still a wake up call!
She's told me to see my gp on Tues to get asacole? Not sure if I've spelt that right! I'm using pred foam which is fab but I feel totally washed out today, guess it's all catching up with me.
I'm relieved that I've finally had a diagnosis as it has been driving me mad for months now but gutted we've had to pay £2k for the privilege! Wish the nhs would take rectal bleeding a tad more seriously as a & e were pretty useless & told me to go home.
Anyway I'm sure this is the start of a very journey for me and no doubt over time we'll get used to speaking to each other as got a feeling I'm going to be asking several questions!! Sorry in advance :-)
Thanks for your help so far guys, it's all been invaluable & was great to read peoples stories of their colonoscopies so at least I has an insight as to what to expect.
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