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Frances

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Re: Low iron in blood
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2018, 04:59:08 PM »
 I know this is a silly thing to say. >erm<
 But I did find by concentrating on my breathing it seemed to help me relax a bit, Which did seem to help quite a bit.
I also got the results the same day.
Oh By the way I just worked out I'd had it done 4 times in 3 years, Before my bowel perfurated Feb 2 2017, I was in Hossy until a couple of Days before Rys Birthday 10 July.   Not in a hurry to go back.
Although the Consultant was'nt expecting me to survive.
I saw her a couple of months ago and she is so pleased , She has sighned me off, Just got to see GP if needed now.
Hope all goes well for you. >hugs<
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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2018, 05:13:25 PM »
My endoscopy was just to check out whether I might have coeliac disease.  I don't.  The symptoms were down to other things, including food intolerance.

The colonoscopy was simply part of a routine bowel screening programme.  "Hello, this is your local NHS scare-you-witless unit.  We know we've just checked your breasts but let's worry you about something else."
(I'm an obsessive problem-solver, so feel free to ignore any suggestions or solutions I offer, even if they sound terribly insistent.)

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Re: Low iron in blood
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2018, 06:19:14 PM »

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Re: Low iron in blood
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2018, 07:32:00 AM »
My daughter was told they'd ruled out Crohn's disease following her last colonoscopy and then was given drugs to try to ease her pain. She tried a few drugs none of which worked. Then her consultant gave her a regime of drugs to take at each stage of a flare up as the pain comes for a while then she's pain free for a while. This regime of drugs has worked perfectly and when the pains return they respond quickly to the drugs she then takes and so with these drugs she is kept virtually pain free and able to control any flare ups quickly. At her next appointment with the consultant he told her the drug regime that she's been taking is the Crohn's drug regime and he's 99% certain her condition is Crohn's. When she said but she'd been told she didn't have Crohn's following her colonoscopy he said that Crohn's can only be diagnosed via a colonoscopy if it's completed during a flare up and hers had been in a pain free patch. Diverticulitis can always be diagnosed during a colonoscopy but Crohn's needs to be done at the right time. Not something they told her at the time! But, we're both happy that the various drugs she now has are working and that she doesn't need to take any drugs in pain free times. Some people grow out of Crohn's and I hope she's one of them.

I hope your procedure goes smoothly ally,  literally even. If you have midazolam and either a benzodiazipine or fentnyl you won't know a thing about it. My dd had midazolam and diazepam IV. 


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Re: Low iron in blood
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2018, 08:42:28 AM »
Fizz, thanks.  I just want it over.  It's the uncertainty of not knowing what's causing the anaemia that's concerning me.  I hope your daughter does grow out of the crohns.  I'm glad the drugs are working for her.   >hugs<

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Re: Low iron in blood
« Reply #20 on: Today at 11:13:03 AM »
Finally had the gastroscopy and colonoscopy yesterday.  For anyone going through the procedure, the bowel prep the day before is the worst part.  Despite reading up on the bowel prep, and, doing everything perfectly, it didn't quite work out.  I wasn't sure I'd make it to the hospital due to being glued to the loo.  Luckily, they decided to still go ahead.  There's no way I could've gone through that again.  I was like that until late last night.  Perhaps due to IBS I have a sensitive stomach? Today,I feel washed out.  I'm sorry for the above, but, it may be a help to someone having the procedure.

I was expecting bowel,polyps removed, as I was told that it  was a common procedure.  I had none.  However, they found a sliding hiatus hernia,  which surprised me.  The dr doing the tests told me that no cancer was found,  immediately after the procedure finished.  I was then wheeled  back into a ward for 20 minutes for recuperation, and given tea and biscuits.  I now have a print out of the findings, and, colour photos of my bowels

A word of warning. I'm on oxycodone, and amitryptyline.  Due to other meds I've been on in the past, I'm classed as morphine tolerant.  The sedation was fenatyl.  It had no effect on me what so ever.  I was fully awake and aware of everything ongoing.  Therefore, anyone else going though the procedure, and, are also morphine tolerant, will need  to talk about extra sedation, before the procedure.  As it was, I didn't feel much discomfort.  I'm just glad it's over.   I hope the above will help anyone who is concerned about the procedure in the future.  If this isn't appropiate for forum please remove
 
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