Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Gulp! or - Ya Don't Want That Shoved Down Yer Throat Every Day!

I can't honestly say it was the most pleasant experience I have ever had. It being my first time, having a long foreign object shoved down my gob was painful, messy, noisy and embarrassing for all involved, but thankfully it was all over very quickly and we shall probably (hopefully) never meet again.
(And before you start Chef, no, that was not also a comment from my first girlfriend!)

I had a gastroscopy procedure done this morning.

I had it done in one of the smaller hospitals (for smaller people?) and was in and out before I knew it. (Easy Chef!)
Because I had the procedure without sedation I was able to leave immediately afterwards and drive meself home.

Thankfully nothing 'sinister' was found and the doctor was most reassuring. I will have the complete results next week, but all is looking good.

The staff, from start to finish were just (pure dead) brilliant. Though I wasn't quite sure if one of the lovely nurses was actually stroking me head or trying to keep me pinned to the pillow!


  1. Yikes! Glad to know all is well and that no doctors/nurses were injured in the process. (Cause if it was me, sedation and a large hammer applied to the head would've been necessary!).

    Have the wonderful day you so deserve!

  2. Been there, done that... although my results were not as good as yours. Glad all is looking good. I opted for no sedation too... I *always* opt for no sedation whenever possible, and ask if I can observe whatever procedure is being performed... I'm just a bit of a voyeur when it comes to my own health and body!