About: Monklands District General Hospital / Endoscopy Monklands District General Hospital Endoscopy ML6 0JS
Posted by Purple rain (as ),
I attended the Unit today for a Gastroscopy having been offered a short notice cancellation 2 days ago.
I was extremely apprehensive about this procedure and had decided that I would be best suited to sedation. However having listened to nursing staff and hearing an elderly gentleman had managed without sedation and the thought of being there and incapacitated perhaps for 24 hours I decided to try the throat spray. I am so glad I did. It was a uncomfortable experience but short lived and I was home an hour after my appointment time.
From the booking office, reception, nursing and specialist nurses my experience was efficient, friendly and professional.
My advise to other reluctant patients is opt for throat spray and listen and follow instructions from the professionals.
I'm very relieved this afternoon and not sure why I worried so much.
Please thank everyone involved.