Thursday, December 15, 2011

Colonoscopy? No Problem. Finding A Vein? Kind Of A Problem...

If you've ever heard anything about having a colonoscopy, you've probably heard that the absolute worst part is the preparation and drinking a gallon of the stuff they give you. It's all true. It was awful.


However, the remainder is pretty much a blur since I was given Demerol. I barely remember a thing! The doctor removed one pollyp, which was sent for a biopsy. I should know the results within a week. So, Mr. Snoots brought me home where I immediately fell into a very deep sleep for several hours and he went back to his office rather than stay & watch over me.


However, I also had a nurse who was trying to find a vein in my hand and missed, spilling blood under my skin. It's really a lovely look and it hurt like the devil at the time. I almost went to a holiday *coffee* today until I realized my hand was still swollen, as well as being black and blue, among other colors. Not wanting to explain to everyone, I opted to skip it and stay home.


So, I spent the day cleaning the house, trying to get everything ready for Christmas (cleaning up the mess made by the painter). Only then, did I bother to look at the post-op instructions that said there should be no heavy lifting or straining. Oops. Too late for that. Or where it said no aspirin products for 7 days. Oops. Too late for that as well. Plainly, someone should have been keeping an eye on me the same way I kept an eye on them. Didn't Happen......

6 comments:

Miss Janice said...

I've been reading about your "test" HA HA; hoping for good results for you. You are soooo funny. I just love catching up to your posts! Merry Christmas!

Mental P Mama said...

I loved those colonoscopy drugs! Makes all the prep worth it in my opinion;)

Bodaciousboomer said...

Next time tell them to give you some Versed in an IV instead of the Demerol. They start the drip and you're out. When they remove it you're fully awake with no drug haze that lingers.

Also, there is a prep regimen that is only 2 small pills then 1, 8 oz glass of heinous tasting liquid. Ho ho ho.

Roan said...

I must have had that same nurse who stuck you. I went to ER due to my gallbladder and the male nurse decided to put the IV needle in my wrist, on the underside. He poked and the vein rolled and he poked some more. He did have his legs wide apart and my foot was not that far away. I considered a little kick on more than one occasion.
My hand looked about the same as yours.

Jane Hoffman Foretold said...

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Beth Dunn said...

Oh your poor hand! I hope your colon tests comes back clear.
xoxo
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