"Colonoscopy and Endoscopy Upset!"
About: Crosshouse Hospital Crosshouse Hospital Kilmarnock KA2 0BE
Posted by Pixiepet (as ),
I was treated fine by the nursing staff but not by the Endocopist I got. I have had both of these before and could not speak highly enough.
Not so this time. The endoscopist couldn't find a vein to put the line in for my painkiller or anesthetic. When they tried putting it in my wrist the blood went every where! They put a plaster on dropped the swab on the floor and went to use it again, until they saw my face and asked for another. Then the endoscopist went for the other wrist! I was going to look as if I'd slit my wrists!
They also hurt me putting it in my wrist. I managed to get them to put it in the back of my hand. I was ready to Leave, though I didn't say. The nurses cleaned up the blood.
I was then told they would like to do an endoscopy too. I was terrified but I thought I will be under sedation. So I agreed as I didn't want to come back.
The sedation didn't work well at all and although I coped reasonable well with the colonoscopy I didn't with the endoscopy. I started taking a panic attack and I wanted out of there. They managed to do the test but only because the nurses tried to calm me.
I am deeply upset by the way I was treated and I hope to God I never need these tests again. It's made me very scared.
I know the two I had a few year ago I had no complaint and only praise!