I’ve got to have an endoscopy shortly, basically a bendy tube right up the ass that goes all the way round the colon. Pretty worried about it really. Firstly, i’ve got to fast for 24 hours bar clear juices, which in itself is tough given i have a meal about every two hours. Then i’ve got to drink some laxatives which are so hardcore i’ve been advised i’ll probably need to invest in some lubricant, then i’ve got to travel to the other side of the city to have the thing rammed up my backside but can’t accept the drugs beyond gas and air because i’ve got plans afterwards.
Basically, i’d like people who’ve had this surgery done to tell me it’s not that bad, or maybe folk who work in the medical profession to reassure me it’s quite a minor procedure. I had the upper endoscopy and everyone said there was nothing to worry about but the camera was about as thick as a vacumn cleaner hose and it was fucking horrendous. Particularly interested how the camera navigates a few sharp corners and that, is it motorised or do they just ram it around?
I know speaking to the doctors is the best thing to do, but more looking for a bit of moral support than anything. Hopefully this can be a bit of a SSP for people with queries or concerns about medical stuff to get practical advice and support. Apologies for oversharing, etc.