Quasar: I dunno, but as long as it's mandated that I see the monitor and hear my anal heartbeat before anything gets removed, I'll be happy.
kidsizedcoffin: Link (new window)I think this is a much better article on the issue.
404 page not found: kidsizedcoffin: Link (new window)I think this is a much better article on the issue.Anesthesiologists are people too, my friend.
kidsizedcoffin: About 5 minutes after they ran out of drugs, I stopped remembering anything,
Mabman: When I had a colonoscopy in the fall of 2010 (in a hospital), they gave me a shot of fentanyl. All I heard the doctor say was "Great prep!" as they inserted the scope, and then I woke up afterward in the recovery area.So, I'd say, yes, anesthesia makes it all so much easier. Given that I'll probably have to have one regularly (family history), I wouldn't want to go through it repeatedly awake.
Mai Balsicz: Anesthesiologists aren't paid the big bucks to put you to sleep - they earn their paycheck by making sure you wake up.
Lenny_da_Hog: CSB*:*colonoscopy story, broI had one of these done in around `96 when they were looking for some cause of a hunger loss. I'd already undergone negative ultrasounds and MRIs. They were looking to rule out cancer.As I said, there was no mention of anesthesia. Two technicians and an MD ran the test. The device ran through cables and hoses draping from the ceiling. I laid on one side, facing away from the doctor and the monitor.They jammed the lubed, fetish-sized butt-plug where it belonged and inflated me with nitrogen. This was not pleasant. Then they began scoping with the camera.The doctor was making little unremarkable comments, one of the techs was writing it all down, I was trying to ignore it all, until the doctor said in a dead-serious voice: "Oh. My. God."I asked for a bit more information. She said, "No, I can't... you... You have to see this."You can imagine the stress at this point.Looking at the monitor entailed maneuvering my fully-inflated body by lifting my legs in the air, around the cables, and rolling to the other side. Rolling and bending when you're inflated is not comfortable.I asked her again to tell me what she was talking about, and she began to beam. "Look at that! Do you see that?" I was looking at something that looked like a rolled-up condom embedded in my intestine."You've never had surgery, isn't that what you said?"I confirmed."That," she said, "is where your appendix should have been. GO FORTH! SPAWN! YOU ARE EVOLUTION," she yelled over and over. I got in one little fight and my mom got scared, she said you're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air.
One Bad Apple: [i.ytimg.com image 450x360]Anesthesia for a colonoscopy ? LUXURY !When I was a child we had a splintery telephone pole wrapped in rusty barbed wire and topped with a hornets nest AND a Polaroid camera with a magnesium flash cube at the end.
Munden: People in the Northeast are much more likely to get anesthesia services. That happened 59 percent of the time, compared to 13 percent in Western states...NPR just called your sexual orientation into question Western states, whatchu gunna do bout it?
KarmicDisaster: my wife claims that he was there
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