OK – So I am scheduled for an upper GI tomorrow morning. I am nervous about being put under… I know, I know.. I was told I will be out before I know it and when I wake up I will have no memory of the test being done… The idea of having a tube down my throught makes me gag. BUT being put under is an even worse feeling. I have control issues and knowing that I will not know when it hits me… you know, one minute I’m talking, the next minute I’m out… THAT totally freaks me out. I just hope I do not start crying like a baby because I am scared out of my mind. That would just piss me off! Crying in front of my doctor is out of the question! Oh well, I guess there is nothing I can do about it. They can not put the tube in if I am awake. They would have to strap me to the table and pry my mouth open and pray I do not spew all over the place. Same thing when taking the tube out – I imagine it would be like someting out of “Alien”. I have a nervous stomach anyway – just going out to meet friends for drinks can get the juices flowing if you know what I mean. So I am really trying not to think about this to much.
Let’s hope they can figure out what is causing the pain. Since they put me on Bentyl before meals, I have have limited pain in my back. However, I have been getting more stomach pain instead. And this medicine makes me nautious and thirsty! The GI Dr told me I am a mystery since my symptoms could be a number of things…. but nothing directs them more in one direction then another… keep your fingers crossed that this test does the trick!