John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
John Kahane

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The Day After the C-Procedure

It is Wednesday. Early afternoon.

It's the day after my C-procedure...okay, let's call a spade a spade... the day after my colonoscopy.

I'm... all right, for the most part. Still suffering a bit from the anaesthesia that was administered, so there are bouts of mental fogginess (although you could question whether I'm ever clear-headed!) and a bit of shakiness of the body, primarily dizziness at times. The results of the colonoscopy were pretty normal, with just a couple of issues that I'll not go into here. I'm not going to discuss the thing here, other than offer a few observations.

First of all, the PegLyte. It tasted much better than the stuff I had for the last colonoscopy back in 2012, but I guess times and technology and stuff have changed. Since I'd never had it before, I didn't know what to expect. Drank a litre at 3:00 pm, another 2 litres at 5:00 pm, and the final litre at 5:00 am. All I can add was that it was *very* effective. And I didn't get to have that much sleep.

The Ottawa Gastrointestinal Institute (OGI) is a very nice place, state of the art, clean, but reminded me of a U.S. kind of boxstore with various doctors and assemly line set up. My anaesthesiologist, nurses, care practitioners and the doctor (of course) were all very professional and kind, and made the experience easy enough. Had a problem getting the IV line for the sedative in, but other than that, all was good.

My thanks to Dr. Boushey, the staff at OGI, and the caregivers after the procedure for their professionalism and care. And to all for making the process as easy and (relatively) painless as possible.

I was in at 11:25 am and got home around 3:20 pm. Ate a one-egg omelette with some green onion, mushroom and cheese when I got in with a piece of toast and a cup of tea. Finally got the taste of the PegLyte out of my mouth (and head)!

Tried to have a relatively quiet evening, but that didn't work out due to some (extreme) stress from something unrelated to the medical stuff, and napped on and off for most of the Tuesday night.

And finally, I'm glad it's over and done with.
Tags: colonoscopy, food hut, health hut, ogi, ottawa gastrointestinal institute, personal, recovery report, results

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