My GP suggested I get one last August, so I've been really putting it off. I finally decided to take the plunge 3 weeks ago, but couldn't get an appointment till September. Then I got a phone call Monday with a cancellation, so I (thankfully) only had 3 days to worry. The *cocktail* they gave me was great! It kicked in so quickly! The procedure was fast and I was only 45 min in recovery. What a breeze. I'm kicking myself for not doing this last year. Other than the gassy feeling, which is going away, I feel better than I have in months. A giant weight has been lifted off my shoulders. The doc is pretty convinced that this is IBS, and I think the way I feel now proves that it probably is, AND that much of it is due to worry. I can't remember much of what he said, but I do remember him saying "You do not have colon cancer or anything serious like that". Yipee!!!
To put some relevance into how painless this test was (at least for women to understand)... I totally freak every year when I have to go for a pap smear (I told you I'm a wimp!). Other than the prep, this was about the same, discomfort-wise, in my opinion.What a relief!!!
Fiona (a brand new woman)
[This message has been edited by Fiona_F (edited 06-28-2001).]