I'm terrified. There is a family history of colon problems in my family, which is why I'm having this at a relatively young age. I keep envisioning the doctor's face turning grim and telling me that I have tumors everywhere. I had to take today off of work because I was such a panicky mess. I've spent the past three hours on WebMD reading about all of the unsavory things that could happen to me, if they find a problem. I'm scared.
Hold me. Datalounge.
Can I have your stuff?
Look, whatever the state of your colon, it already IS that way. Don't fear the test or results.
You should be sedated enough whatever the doctor's face registers it'll all be giggles to you.
I had my first colonoscopy a couple years ago. They found three small polyps. The hardest part was finding someone who could take off work and give me a ride home. They won't let you drive after giving you anesthesia.
what if you get a boner when they shove that behemoth camera in you?
I had one several years back. The worst part is not being able to eat the day before. When you get on that table and they tell you to count back from three, you'll say "Three" and the next thing you know you'll be waking up after the procedure.
...ding dong the bells are gonna chime!!
The colonoscopy doesn't give you cancer. In the unlikely event that you have it, the test finds it early enough to avoid it becoming a problem. NOT finding an existing tumor is a problem.