Friday, December 3, 2010

Colonoscopy day

Well, today was the day I'd prepared for yesterday! And all went well. DH was the photographer today as I was mostly incapacitated. All involved got a kick out of learning they would be on this blog! Got to love medical personnel with humor.

First up is Jaime. He got me registered and gave me my bracelet. He actually put it on my wrist. Such a sweet young man. Although I do believe the bracelet is plastic....

The elderly volunteer who escorted us up to the Endoscopy Center said a photo of him would ruin my camera, so no picture of John. He delivered us to Ms. Melody, a hard-working nurse, as you can see. I think she was struggling over how to spell "colonoscopy."

I think this nurse's name is Tammy, but I do know she's from Australia and I could have listened to her all day!

We did get a shot of my doc, the most wonderful Dr. Jason Collins, who very thoughtfully was brushing up how to do colonoscopies and upper endoscopies on his iPhone right before my procedures.
Got to appreciate doctors who keep up to the minute!

I remembered to bring my Sudoku book to work on while I waited. I didn't even get one finished.

A couple of other nurses were fighting over who was going to give me the drugs. I told the lady in blue that the lady in brown would do it because she had hold of the IV. It just made sense to me.

And yes, they would do the upper endoscopy BEFORE the colonoscopy, in case you were worried.......

This is where DH waited for me. He kept warm by the fire and was treated to a Starbucks coffee from the hospital's coffee shop. This hospital reminded both of us of a ski lodge. (Gosh, I wonder where they got that idea?)

This is how DH found me afterwards. I wonder why I was hanging on to the bedrail?

And finally, here is the lady who helped me out to the car. First, we stopped and got a hot chocolate at the cafe as I was very cold. I think she put something in the chocolate.... look at that fiendish smile.......!

All in all, a fun day....... everyone should be so lucky to have a day like this.
And I have asked for DH to give me back my camera!

1 comment:

Yammy said...

Looks like you had a good time, especially given the reason you were there!

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