I had my first coloscopy today. I found out I had abnormal smear results on the 22nd January 2016.
I did as much research as I could before hand. But nothing prepared me emotionally wise.
In the room with me was 2 nurses, a doctor and my partner.
The Dr told me they wanted to do a biopsy. I’m not going to lie I freaked out. I don’t think I’d of gone through it if my partner wasn’t there beside me.
Physically I was fine. Emotionally I fell apart.
I had 2 biopsys taken. It was more like a mild pinch. Nothing like I imagined beforehand.
The procedure took around 30mins (it would of taken less if I hadn’t of freaked out).
If anyone’s reading this and is worried the best advice I can give is just breathe. Take someone with you to comfort and support you. Take a day off work and relax. Take painkillers with you to the appointment and ask the doctor if you can take them after the procedure.
It may be a physical procedure but it can also affect you emotionally. I thought I’d be calm after doing the research (but I wasn’t).
I know it’s easier said then done to “try” to stay calm. All those emotions and what ifs running around in your head.
I found it wasn’t a bad experience but it wasn’t a pleasant one either.
Get it done and out the way. You’ll look back one day and be glad you did.
A few minutes of unpleasantness for a lot less worrying.
Now I’m just waiting for the results (4-6weeks) and in that time I intend to get on with my life and try to remain positive.
As for walking- I’ve been walking around like I’ve got a big pad up there (walking around thighs closed). I just found it easier. Alcatraz thighs lol x
Wishing everyone all the luck and love in the world and remember your not alone x
Much love x