You're not likely to be able to work the day before the colonoscopy because of the prep involved (you have to drink stuff that'll give you diarrhea to clear you out) or the day you'll be getting scoped. The following day you might be a little tired but otherwise you should be fine.
Technically I get 'twilight sedation' whenever I'm scoped and every time I'm out pretty much immediately after they give it to me. I can't tell you how long the colonoscopy takes because I'm out when it happens, but I asked one time and they figure from the start of it until you wake up and get ready to leave is around an hour to an hour and a half. Some of that is time you need for the sedation to start to wear off.
They won't let you leave on your own because of the sedation, so you'll have to have someone pick you up from the hospital.
How much do you know about a colonoscopy? There are people on the Crohns and Colitis would who would be able to help you with any more questions you may have.View Thread
You didn't eat anything for at least a day and it doesn't sound like you're eating much now, so the lack of bowel movements isn't all that surprising. If in a day or two you're still having trouble eating and still not going to the bathroom, then I'd be concerned.
I've been uncomfortable the day of my colonoscopy but after that I've been fine. I'd start to get concerned about still being tender, but certainly not to the extent of rushing of to the ER. It's possible it has nothing to do with you being scoped.
So make an appointment to see your doctor to ask 'what's up with this?' By the time you get in it may have cleared up, and then you can go over the initial reports (the biopsy results won't be in yet).
Btw simple broth soups, white bread/crackers and plain baked chicken are good foods to try.View Thread
I'm still around here, but I tend to be in lurk mode even more than before (if that's even possible).
I'm in grouchy mode too. Last year when everywhere in N America was having a heat wave, I was in the one area that wasn't. We had the never ending cool grey rainy spring, and summer didn't start until August (and only lasted for that month). So I'm just a little bit sensitive to such weather. Although I have to admit that it's been more 'normal' this year and we've already had more sunshine than we did last 'spring'. Stupid rain today.
I passed on your info and my friend has tried and can't stand the Daiya cheese. At least he's found a milk substitute (I think one of the unsweetened soy ones). I know he's dying for cheese and cheats once a month and has pizza. Limiting dairy is the only thing that's made any lasting difference to his sinuses.View Thread
I haven't seen you (or me) or here all that much for awhile now. Do you still have a copy of that list of dairy substitutes (don't need the gluten free part)? I know someone who's gone mostly dairy free who needs some good cheese substitutes.View Thread
What kind of pain is it - a sharp stabbing type pain, dull throbbing, etc. Before you were put on Dexilant did the doctor test if you have reflux (and what kind of reflux for that matter) or just assume it from where your pain was. Are you on any medications now (for this or anything else).
Also where exactly were you xrayed and scanned? What blood tests have you had done and do you have a copy of the results?