Dec 2, 2010

Asking for a Bit of Prayers, Energies and Thoughts...

I can't remember ever asking on this blog for prayers, energy and thoughts.  If I have before, then I apologize for asking again.

I'm going in for a colonoscopy and gastroscopy tomorrow.  Today I get to take the Dulcolax and Pico-Salax to "clear" everything out of those regions, and I only get to have fluids today, until 3am.

My appointment is at 9am, and I'm scared shitless (pun possibly intended).  I do NOT enjoy having things shoved down my throat or up my butt (not that I often have things up my butt).  I also hate being put "under" for procedures (if I had it my way, I'd merely be entirely frozen!).

But my biggest fear is catching C-DIFFICILE.  My father had gone in for a Colonoscopy many years ago, and caught C-Diff because he was on antibiotics at the time (for some reason, being on antibiotics makes it easier to catch).  I'm on antibiotics for my UTI.  The hospital I'm having the procedure done at currently has had a C-Diff outbreak.

So if anyone can spare some love, prayers, energy, a candle lighting or thought for me for tomorrow I would really appreciate it.


D.Suplicki said...

Good goddess! I don't suppose there's any way for you to reschedule at this point until you're off the meds and their outbreak has cleared up. :(

I'll keep you in my thoughts and send you some protective energy!

Leeanna said...

I will light my candles in ritual for a safe procedure and that you are healthy when it is over my dear.

Jennifer said...

Sending good thoughts your way, I hope the procedure goes smoothly and everything is OK. I did not know what C-Difficile was, and I just thought one had to worry about staph infections while staying at a hospital!

mxtodis123 said...

Sending prayers and positive energy your way. Perhaps it would be best for you to reschedule.

Aelwyn said...

D: I wish I could. I had to reschedule before, and had to wait for 6 months to get in again. I need to get back to work ASAP, so it's a chance I have to take.

Leeanna: Thank you!

Jennifer: Thank you! C-Diff SUCKS, but at least it's more well-known (when my Dad caught it, the family doc told him to take Metamucil...he ended up losing 60lbs in a couple months). At least they have meds to clear it up, now!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

You are most definitely in my thoughts & prayers.

When you go to the hospital, do all you can to make sure you wash your hands with soap & water (as the alcohol gel frequently used does not kill c-dif) & never be afraid to ask/tell/demand medical personnel to wash their hands (again) or put on new gloves. Your right as a patient is to be safe from infection, especially those that are easily contained by simple infection control procedures. Never be afraid to tell staff to wash hands, etc. They should, after all, be doing it anyways. ^-^

Try to stay positive. We're all sending you massive amounts of love & well wishes. ^-^



WyzWmn© said...

I was born with gut issues...and as an adult have suffered through 30 years of Crohn's Disease. I've had colonoscopy's on an average of at least once a year for more years than I care to count...never ever had an issue or an additional infection as a result - simply remind the people doing the procedure that you are on antibiotics...

Bright Blessings

Anonymous said...

You got it dear! Just take care of yourself as best you can and be demanding of the medical staff if you must!

Susan said...

been there done that, and worked with seniors in nursing homes coming back from the hospital with C-diff. If you are only in for same day surgery, your chances are good for NOT catching it. does your Gastro guy know you are on antibiotics? as that may also alter what he sees.

I had my colonoscopy last year, not sure if I'll ever do it again. The clean out was too harsh for my bottom, i had bleeding and everything.

But I get an upper endoscope every few years to check and see if the hiatle hernia is getting worse, and see if my reflux is causing an erossions, as of my last one (2004) there was one erosion, so he upped my Prevacid to 2 a day. He told me to set one up for over the summer. I never did, I have to do that, I am also behind on my pap and mammo. My issue is transportation. I no longer have a vehicle of my own, hubby works all day, and my daughter or son are not always available. I keep pushing for a vehicle (I know we are on a tight budget, and would buy a clunker) but hubby doesn't want to pay insurance on a vehicle that will sit idly except for perhaps one day a week. The Psychiatrist has also said how the isolation is not good for me and makes my depression worse, depression also makes physical issues worse. He doesn't seem to care it sucks. I told him I'd even join WW and that would be one day out, and then I would probably go to the library one day.

anyway, love and healing energy coming your way! I love how your blog is set up. I'd love to have a slider of places to visit. perhaps some day you can help me. I am going to start making pages, for my many different things that i do on my blog. Additionally I would really love to come up with a better banner for my theme of FATE.

Many blessings and peace,

Julia said...

Sending you love and light!! Please keep us posted on how things turn out because we all care!

May your day be filled with many smiles and blessings!!!

Aelwyn said...

Mary: I wish I could. This is the last piece to the puzzle.

Duchess: Thank you! And yes, I'm one of THOSE patients, who demands hand washing and changing of gloves. Did it when I had my laprascopy and hysterectomy. Not to mention any time my grandparents were in the hospital.

WyzWmn: Oh dear! Crohn's is such a horrible thing to live with! *hugs* My specialist (who is doing the procedure) is aware of the specific antibiotic I'm on. :D

Sophia: Thank you!

Susan: It's one day, so I'm hoping all will be well. And yep, my Gastro guy knows exactly what kind of antibiotics I'm on. I feel for you on the colonoscopy front--I'm actually not having as much an issue as I thought I would. But I'm used to having horrible times with taking laxatives every couple weeks, as well as bleeding (hence the colonoscopy).

I'm sorry you have issues with transportation to doctor appointments! There's no public transportation? I also hear you on the isolation--been there, done that. But I can't drive because of vertigo (yay). It's clearing up, so I can get my license soon!

Julia: Thank you! And I will definitely keep everyone posted!

Anonymous said...

I may be a day late, but prayers and good juju wishes for everything to go well and continue to go well!

The Digital Looking Glass

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. It's always unnerving when you have to have these things done.
I am sending healthy, healing, non catching greebly vibes your way!!

Brightest Blessings!!

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