Health

Health Update

Had my third colonoscopy yesterday. This one took the longest, an hour and I think 20 minutes. Considering how my symptoms have been behaving the last several months and that I had a bad spout of diarrhea on Saturday and had to take a lot of Imodium to get it stop and then had no bowel movements at all before starting the fun fun fun thing on Tuesday night (3 days later which is not-rare now after taking Imodium these days – a few months ago, I needed to take it daily so it’s been changing lately and difficult predict when and how often), I suspected that the fun fun fun thing hadn’t cleansed the bowels completely… Unfortunately this turned out to be true 🙁 So they they had to do a lot of flushing going in, and that’s why it took somewhat longer because of that. I told them how I’d done the fun fun fun thing and it was correct but just hadn’t been enough. I used Moviprep which I used the first time and it worked great then.

There definitely is some irritation/inflammation going on in one particular place of my large intestine (even I could see it) but they couldn’t say what might cause it by look of it. Also there was somethings that I can’t remember in my small intestine that could or could not be related to the large intestine irritation/inflammation, so yeah something’s definitely going on – which we’ve all known for years now. I just hope itsfinally something they can actually the finger on and treat, and not just say again that despite everything nothing particular was found and so it’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome or bile acid malabsorption or maybe a mixture of both and I just need to keep going on like I have been. Then I’d have gone through all this for basically nothing 

The staff was very nice and competent, I was conscious the whole time and could follow the process in a monitor most of the time. The man who wielded the tube, often told me what I was seeing on the monitor and when they were taking biopsies from the irritated part and it bleed, he explained that bleeding was one of the signs of inflammation and then later showed me what healthy part looked like. It only hurt in one part and the nurse gave me a pain injection immediately which also worked practically immediately, after that there was it only was uncomfortable, especially when both the nurses had to press down hard on my belly at one point. That was the worst but it wasn’t pain.

I’m not getting my hopes up – been there, done that too many times. I’ll just wait for the results and then see what’s what