Hello everyone, today's procedure didn't go as well as I hoped. I had a major panic attack entering the room
I was given the numbing throat spray which made me wretch & unable to swallow I also opted for sedation,
I tried multiple times to swallow the tube, but due to my gag reflux persistent choking, & pulling out the tube I was unable to continue with the procedure.
In recovery I was made aware that I was fighting the nurses, pulling out the tube a number of times, I tried 6 times but it was unsuccessful.
I do have a letter in which it states that due my extreme level of anxiety, & safety of myself & staff it would be better to perform another Gastroscopy under GENERAL anaesthetic otherwise I will not be able to undergo it again.
I feel a little bit upset I did try to swallow it, was the biggest challenge ever! I'm more traumatised than anything, plus I didn't get to find out what was really going on inside my stomach & large bowel!
I'm awaiting to see my specialist tomorrow at QEBH at the ENT combined clinic.. let see how this appointment goes.. 🤞🏻