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I disagree about being totally under. I seem to have a high tolerance to anesthesia. My last colonoscopy went great, they juiced me up as I was getting wheeled into the colon observation room. The girl asked me to count to ten so I did, then I looked at her and said I’m still with you. The next injection put me on. I do remember when the doctor told the nurses to roll me over on my port side but I don’t recall feeling anything.

The next day when the doctor came to check on me I told him I heard them talking & it sounded like metal hitting metal. I asked him what that noise was & he told me that they have to drive the rod down into my bone with a hammer. I had no idea that is how it was done until he told me. He asked if I was in any pain during the process & I told him no I didn’t.

He told me I am only the 2nd person that had this happen to them in the 40+ years he has been a doctor.Sedation for colonoscopies can be different be two ways 1. Moderates sedation by the GI team. 2. MAC anesthesia by the department of anesthesia. The anesthesia staff can get you much much more forgetful as they can use meds and dosages the GI doctors are not allowed to use. Even then, MAC anesthesia is still sedation and some recall is possible and actually common. You should be informed about that but GI doctors especially don’t want to focus on any of that so they sometimes just tell the patients “you will be out” because it’s easier to say that to uptight people as often GI patients are nuts.

The rodding issue…. I suspect you had a spinal. Spinals make you numb and paralyzed but don’t do anything for sedation or recall so you get some colonoscopy like sedation on top of it. Again you should be told you can expect some possible recall.

Sedation for colonoscopies can be different be two ways 1. Moderates sedation by the GI team. 2. MAC anesthesia by the department of anesthesia. The anesthesia staff can get you much much more forgetful as they can use meds and dosages the GI doctors are not allowed to use. Even then, MAC anesthesia is still sedation and some recall is possible and actually common. You should be informed about that but GI doctors especially don’t want to focus on any of that so they sometimes just tell the patients “you will be out” because it’s easier to say that to uptight people as often GI patients are nuts.

The rodding issue…. I suspect you had a spinal. Spinals make you numb and paralyzed but don’t do anything for sedation or recall so you get some colonoscopy like sedation on top of it. Again you should be told you can expect some possible recall.

Attachment 1074399I just has this done 2 weeks ago, told me I may wake up but they’d put me back under, told me good night and as soon as I felt the med hit the iv in my hand lights out… don’t recall a thing, woke up without the slightest drug haze, felt like a great nap.

Dec of 2011 I quit smoking, four days after quitting and my belly ballooned up (distention) and my body went all haywire (a bunch of problems). I went from a 32 pant size and I gave up buying pants after I crossed over from size 46 in little over a month. I dealt with three different groups of doctors and I never told them about the others….I wanted independent results not collaborated results…..three scopes top and bottom in a few months….a few small polyps were removed but nothing was ever found causing the distention. My bowel movement was effortless and like clock work since 85-86 up until my Nov. scoping.

The Nov. prob (bottom only) was a 5 year follow up….nothing found, but the painful distention continues. There is no diagnosis for the distention nor is there a treatment plan, just endure the pain.From 32" to 46" in a month? I’d say yer full of shit. Stop eating anything and start drinking copious amounts of water, pedolyte and Gatoraides. No solid food and NO poutine or any alcohol! Stop the oxys or whatever the stuff is you do that makes you so weird.