I have been having on-going gastro issues including abdominal pain, flatulence, fatigue, abnormal bowel (pellet like at first, now diarrhea or mixed and often with bright red blood), urgent need to empty bowel which often will just be mucus mixed with blood etc.
I have finally received a letter to have a gastroscopy and colonoscopy on the 27th of February. I must say I am excited (to maybe get a diagnosis) but at the same time nervous about the actual diagnosis and the actual procedure.
I have just been reading through the leaflets and there are 2 choices for preparation of the procedure i.e. local unaesthetic spray or sedation injection (Midazolam). Has anyone been through this procedure? What were your experiences and which of the 2 would you recommend? I live alone and don't really wanna bother any relative or friend to take a day off and look after me including in the night (this apparently is a recommendation on the leaflet if I go with the sedation injection).