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Re: [IP] Colonoscopy


I did take the sedation - it wasn't really an option, as I recall.

If it were presented to me as a choice, I certainly would have opted for 
it. The sedative was a mild one, I can't remember the name of it, but it 
certainly helps to relax you during the procedure.

Bob Burnett

At 03:53 PM 8/30/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Thank you for your knowledge about Colonoscopy and procedures. DID YOU TAKE
>THE SEDATION? Were you given the option.
>Take Care
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Bob Burnett
>Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 1:52 PM
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IP] Colonoscopy
>I have experience with this test. Your routine may vary, but here's what I
>1)  Approximately 1 week prior to the exam, I "tested" my basal rates to
>have a fresh idea of how my BG would fare during the 24 hour fasting prior
>to the colonscopy.
>2)  I did *NOT* discontinue, suspend or otherwise change my insulin pump.
>Please check with your health care team regarding "stopping" your insulin
>for 24 hours. This instruction does not sound correct.
>3)  I fasted as instructed, drank the "chute cleaner" as instructed - do
>not wander far from your house :-)
>4)  Went through the procedure. The drugs they gave me made this a very
>painless procedure.
>5)  Had a huge meal afterwards, bolused accordingly.
>Bob Burnett
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