(Closed) Scared About FI’s Doctor Visit

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You probably won’t be allowed in once the procedure prep is underway, but you should definitely go with him to help with paperwork, calm him down, etc.  He’ll need a ride home if he gets IV sedatives, so find out when you check in what time the procedure should be over (the clinic may be running late).

Don’t be scared… it’s good that it’s getting checked out now! 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If they are only going to the adams apple region and doing it in office without sedative you will probably be allowed to stay. It shouldn’t be too bad as they don’t have to go all the way into the stomach. I did a rotation through Endoscopy years and years ago but it was a lot more involved then what he’s having done. Don’t worry, it will be a relatively easy thing. It may make him gag a little and be a little uncomfortable just because it’s not natural but it won’t be bad at all and won’t hurt. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It doesn’t sound like there’s anything to worry about. My mom just had one done, and she didn’t even have any soreness afterward.  Hang in there! I know you’re worried, but I’m sure the procedure will be fine.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve never had an endoscopy, but my husband had one a few weeks ago.  He was pretty freaked out about it, but it really wasn’t bad at all.

I was not allowed to stay in the room with him though.  I think I sat in the waiting room for about 20 minutes, and this included his prep time (starting the IV, etc.).

They put him to sleep (he was told twilight sleep, but he says he was OUT), so he felt nothing.  He said one minute he was waiting to fall asleep and the next minute, I was there with him, holding his hand.

The funny part was he was a bit groggy when he first woke up…and very silly.  He was cracking me up.  After he put his shirt back on (they made him wear a hospital gown on top, but left his jeans on), they let us go.

The only thing to remember is that he won’t be able to drive home.  We were told he wasn’t supposed to drive for the rest of the day.  My husband wasn’t sore at all afterwards, and he ate dinner like normal about an hour and a half after we got home.

All in all, it was far less “scary” that we’d thought.  He said if he had to do one again, he’d not worry at all this time….it was no big deal.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I had an endoscopy (that went all the way to my stomach) and it wasn’t really a big deal. I don’t even remember it. They put me in a twilight kind of sleep and apparently I was awake but I don’t remember. It didn’t hurt at all, not even a tiny bit. I did feel kind of woozy and nauseous afterwards but it sounds like they won’t put your guy out as far as I was. And in any event, within a few hours I felt just fine. I’m sure it’ll be a-ok and he’ll be so glad to finally have a diagnosis and treatment plan!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve had this done. I was able to have a “guest” in the room until they “put me out” (you don’t go fully under but I have no recollection of it). They also told me that I would have the feeling that I was drowning, but I never experienced it. It was a fairly simple procedure which didn’t leave me with any discomfort. I think I went back to work after… but I was pretty out of it.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just had one of those done yesterday at the ENT actually.  If it’s the same thing he’s having, they just spray lidocaine stuff up the nose and they insert the scope up the nose and it goes a little down the throat.  I thought it was going to be horrible but it wasn’t bad.  My mom was in the room with me.  It only took about 1-2 minutes.

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