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EGD

I just got back form a routine visit to the doctor's office. I have been taking Prevacid for about 2 years now and I was taking Acifex before that to control my acid reflux. Since I have been taking acid-pump blocker for such a long time, My GP think that I need to have a EGD (EsophagoGastroduoDenoscopy). I know this is kind of routine, but I am never really pleased when I have to be put under. I guess it is the control freak in me. The last time I was close to being put under was at the dentist and I had really bad paranoia issues. As soon as it was finished, I was fine, but it still worries me. The the last line of the release: "Death is extremely rare, but remains a remote possibility." kind of works on my separation anxiety.
I don't feel comfortable with this.

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rafdfw
Jun. 27th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
It's actually not that bad. The stuff they give you is like rohypnol...you are out, but not completely out, and you have no memory of what happened.

And it's infinitely better than a colonoscopy. :)
kumazuki
Jun. 28th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
Well, I am sure that there is a colonoscopy in my future, but thank you for reasuring me.
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kumazuki
Jun. 28th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
I hope that you were not injured in the stuggle. I guess it was something that they relayed to you after all was said and done...
mississippicub
Jun. 27th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
eeep... here's hoping everything works out...
kumazuki
Jun. 28th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
I am sure that all will be well. I am actually thinking of calling and postponing it for a year or so. I have a high deductable on my insurance and I don't know if I can afford it right now.
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kumazuki
Jun. 28th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
Thank you, my friend! I am not so much afraid of dieing as I am concerned about what I would miss if I were to die, like the chance to meet you in person. :-)

pensivegargoyle
Jun. 28th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, they just say that to cover themselves in the rare event, usually with quite old and/or sick people, that the anesthesia causes death. It's really not worth worrying about.
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