Could use a little bit of friendly help around now. I am a long time IBSer. Diagnosed with UC in '59, but never had another bout of it. Diagnosed with IBS-D from the 60's on through. Had some small bright blood in stool and on TP recently, rushed to family doctor and then made appointment with new GI doc.Saw GI doctor on Wednesday, he did a manual exam, hemacult test, no blood, but said I should consider colonscopy, due to my age and previous history.Now, I really have stomach problems. Noisy, diarrhea, gassy, etc (talked out tied up in knots). I have had BE's before (3 times) but never a colonscopy. Really fearful that something will go wrong....(they'll poke a hole in me) or I won't wake up, or worse.....Can anyone please give me good sound advice on how I can work to bring my anxiety levels down and go forward with this.I am not a young kid. I know what I must do and have faced many challenges before and do not like being "scared to death"by this procedure. This is not something I can control at this point. I know "just do it", but would really appreciate words of wisdom.Thanks.