Benefit #1: EXTREME Colon Cleansing
Seriously, I'm pretty sure I passed earwax, but I also passed TONS of toxins, candida, and other stuff. Thanks, Dr. A, for un-jamming my system.
Benefit #2: FREE Lactated Ringer
Electrolytes? Balance my ph level? Help my muscles/nerves function? Something I frequently pay for? Count me in.
Benefit #3: OXYGEN
Lyme hates Oxygen. I hate Lyme. Case closed.
Benefit #4: Sleep
Need I say more?
Benefit #5: Pain Relief (my favorite)
Sunday morning, the pain in my neck and shoulder was so intense, I couldn't lift my arms, turn my head, or sleep (this has been happening for several weeks). By Sunday night, after 32 pills and 14 trips to the bathroom later--yes, I counted them--the pain was SIGNIFICANTLY less.
This morning, after my second enema--and five more trips to the banyo, I was almost shoulder pain-free.
Now, I feel absolutely wonderful (or at least semi-human).
Clearly, I needed some serious detox action.
Angel says I am probably the only person to come out of a colonoscopy feeling better than when they went in.
Benefit #6: Proof--I'm Not Crazy
There's some funny stuff happening in my colon. My gastroenterologist confirmed it. Hopefully, those high-powered, on-site microscopes can figure out what it is. I'll know next week.
Benefit #7: REALLY Nice People
The staff at Winter Park's Endoscopy Unit was AMAZING--very respectful, very thorough, very considerate. I cannot give enough compliments here. The experience made me extremely happy and proud...especially since a) I've been having such crappy luck with doctors lately (un-blogged about) and b) I used to work in the hospital's marketing department.
Benefit #8: Giggles
A conversation with my anesthesiologist afterwards...
Him: So, do you remember anything?
Me: Should I?
Him: Well, we weren't sure. You woke up in the middle of the procedure.
Him (imitating me): "Uh, hey guys? I'm awake here. I'm comfortable. It's ok. But should this be happening?"
LOL. Thank goodness I didn't cuss at anybody.
Altered Today: Opinion about the rope scope, hope for the western medical community, pride in myself for being kind while unconscious.
PS My doc's last words to me? "Don't worry, we're going to figure this out."
WOW! So much better than "Are you sure that's not apple skin?"