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Sedated cystoscopy

Jan 27, 2016 5:38 PM

Well, told you guys I would update later when I felt up to it. I finally feel up to it right now. The question for this afternoon was did I want to do the dreaded cystoscopy awake in the office or did I feel the need for sedation? My choice is definitely sedation. I have tolerated a whole hell of a lot but that's one thing I just can't deal with. Procedure is scheduled for Friday February 26th in the am. Was trying to get out of it but there's no way around it. It needs to be done to make sure all is okay with my bladder. It seemed scary at first but I know that I will be well taken care of by the staff at the surgery center. That's about all the information I have at this point tonight. Blessings. ☺️

Jan 27, 2016 7:16 PM

They can probably learn more with a sedated patient. Good choice!

Jan 27, 2016 7:58 PM

Amanda, my first cystourethroscopy I was underrated. Let me just say NEVER AGAIN awake! I've had 2 more and both times I was sedated. Way to go every time! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 27, 2016 11:28 PM

Flappys, he asked me if I wanted to have it done in the office awake. My first response was HELL NO!!!! I called my mom and asked her what I should do and she said, Amanda, just go with what you feel comfortable. I then said, "I want it done with sedation. The thought of it just weird stuff me out even with oral anti-anxiety meds." Guess I'm going to have to put the next set of facet joint injections off for now cause I'll be damned if I'm gonna go under sedation twice in one month.

Jan 29, 2016 1:24 PM

I had it done many times put right to sleep before I lost my bladder to I C.

Jan 29, 2016 3:52 PM

Gibberish, I'm not quite sure what he's looking for exactly, nor do I want to know. The medical reason is because the ua done in the ER showed blood but they are not sure where it's coming from exactly.

Jan 29, 2016 3:57 PM

I wish you all the best.

Jan 29, 2016 8:48 PM

At this point, I know this might sound nuts but I would hope that it would find something, but not too bad. I also need an answer as to why I'm still having belly pain almost 3 weeks post ER visit. If I take any OTC meds, nothing even touches it except for Excedrin and I can't take that this late at night, so kind of stuck.

Jan 29, 2016 10:19 PM

Gibber, if you don't mind my asking, what do you mean by losing your bladder to IC? I have that now, and my bladder has stretched so much it holds up to a litre fully extended during the cystoscopies. πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 29, 2016 11:38 PM

I had IC bad and nothing helped. By the time I had it removed it was severely ulcerated and had shrunk to the size of our Canadian loonie. I was 28 when I had the surgery. I'm now 45. I now have a urostomy and unfortunately still live with extreme frequency. It's robbed a lot. Now I also live with chronic pain aside from that. It's either lupus or RA/RD. Still fighting for answers.

Jan 29, 2016 11:44 PM

Amanda I totally get needing an answer. I'm in the same boat with chronic pain that hit many of my joints hard and fast within a couple of months. My elbows are so bad I can hardly use my arms without pain killers. I'm sorry everyone is suffering here and can relate. If you're willing let me know how your test goes. If you need to chat you're welcome to om me.

Jan 30, 2016 7:44 AM

Thank you Gibber for explaining. I had no idea IC could get so bad. My urologist told me, "Oh it's nothing to worry about. We just need to keep you checked.". πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸ’•πŸŒΌ

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