Yesterday was the day of the camera up the backside. Wow, was it hot or what inside the hospital. My son gave me a lift there, to be greeted by Covid stewards again, checking for appointments, who this time saw me really struggling to breath in a mask and promptly asked if I would like a shield instead, she went and got one for me. What a difference the shield made, I managed four flights of stairs as well as walking the whole length off the hospital, with a few stops to catch my breath (I seem cursed to be always have to walk the length of the hospital, grrrr).
Without going into the gory details too much. I elected to not have the sedation with fear about it negatively affecting my breathing. Blood pressure normal.Pulse 130. Sats at 93. Some discomfort and pain during the procedure but I was able to tolerate it.
A large pedunculated 22mm polyp found with some abnormal IIL pit pattern extending into the base, where indicated by the PET scan. This was removed via lift and hot snare, but not cleanly so required EMR of remnant tissue at the base. No bleeding but 2 clips applied. The remaining tissue looked healthy, there was no evidence of colorectal cancer. The polyp was retrieved and sent off to Pathology. A 2 week wait now for the results at a follow-up appointment in the clinic.
My daughter came to collect me after she finished work. Hopefully the pain and discomfort I have experienced in my bowel over the last 18 months has also gone.