Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My 1st Experience doing Endoscope

The history I was having bad gastric, indigestion and heart burn. It got worst especially after meal. I could feel my chest being pressed in when I get the heartburn. I was taking the white liquid but it did not work well. Just before CNY, I went to the company medical centre and insisted to see the company doctor rather than the locum.

For 1 week over the CNY, I was given a stronger medication which should work 100%. Unfortunately, it did not work. Just after CNY, I went to see the doctor again and he decided rather than giving me even stronger medication, he better sent me for scope to check if there were bacteria which caused this entire problem. My whole CNY, I could not eat properly because of the heart burn, I lost all my appetite.

Immediately the doctor requested GL for me and I made appointment with our panel hospital. Based on my colleague recommendation, I made appointment with a super busy Physician & Gastro. I was fortunate to be able to secure an appointment within the same week.

It was 09Feb2011, Wednesday evening when I met the specialist. He wanted to do the scope immediately that evening but unfortunately I just ate my lunch. The following day was not possible due to an important meeting which I need to attend. So the scope was schedule early in the morning on 11Feb2011, Friday. I got to fast with zero food and water from 11am onward with no heavy meal from 10pm onward.

On 11Feb2011, PaPa sent me to hospital as I need to admit to the daycare by 7am. My slot was supposed to be at 7.30am but last minute the specialist had urgent case to settle. I remember I was only push to the scope room about almost 9.30am. I did not need to change to any hospital clothes. I notice those who need to do colonoscopy need to wear a blue ‘sarung’.

Upon reaching the room, I was quite surprised that I was not required to move to a cold metal bed. I just continued sleeping on a warm mattress. I requested for totally sleep. The nurse sprayed a very bitter medication at my throat which I felt hot and bitter. Yucky… The medication was being administered, and the nurses asked me to lie on the side way. I was requested to close my eyes and try to sleep. The specialist started to put the tube and I could feel the tube going to my throat and I just slept off.

Then, the nurse woke me up at the recovery room after about 2 hours. I was given a packet of biscuits and a cup of hot milo. The nurse made my follow-up appointment and took me out to see PaPa. The counter nurse explained to us that my stomach lining was red and got bacteria which caused the entire problem. I had to take 7 days of antibiotic. I was swallowing at least 4 tablets twice a day including 2 big tablets before my meal.

My follow-up would be tomorrow evening and see how it will be….

11 comments:

mommy to chumsy said...

i have very bad heartburn/gastric on and off. the heartburn is so bad that sometimes i thought i'll get a heart attack because the symptoms are quite similar. i did a scope many years back and actually quite enjoyed it..hahahhaaa

i hope you can get rid of the problem soon :)

Martini said...

Like mommy to chumsy said, my best friend also told me, she thought she was going to have heart attack when once she got very severe heartburn while driving. Her doctor told her that it was her heartburn that cause that feeling.

Hope you get well soon.

andrewjune said...

chanel, hv you tried taking probiotics? i thk it mite works...but u hv to take them after a full meal...otherwise your gastric will become worse.

get well soon!

Anggie's Journal said...

Get well soon ... and hope to see u next week .. i think u work too hard and stress out !! ... take it easy everything k ....

god b with u ... cant wait to meet u next week ... hahahah . hopefully we can yam char if early !!!

LittleLamb said...

Hope that Doc will give u a clean bill of health when u visit him this evening.

michelle@mybabybay said...

Wow, tat's easy but the story I heard from my friend who when for a scope sounded more scary. Maybe she was awake.

Take care of your health/diet and don't eat too much oily food.

Irene said...

get well soon mommy... take care

Babysmooches said...

Take care ya. Chew your food properly and eat heathily. Have to avoid those sour and hot food. Better nip the problem before it get worst.
We'll catch up again soon.

jazzmint said...

oh dear, hope you get well soon. Gastric is no joke. take care

A Mom's Diary said...

The bacteria is H.pylori - a very common cause of heartburn and stomach ulcer. They should resolve once you finish the course of antibiotics.

Mummy to QiQi said...

oh dear, Chanel, I din know. Hope u are feeling much better now.