I recently had my first colonoscopy and despite my worries, I had an excellent experience -- from the prep to the recovery room and beyond -- thanks to the very kind staff. For all the nurses out there, I have several questions.
1. When I arrived at the clinic, I told them that I felt nervous, tired, hungry and thirsty. As the pre-op stuff went on, I felt myself mentally fading. I don't think I was alert enough to tell the nurses about it, but I assume that they noted the way I behaved. Yes, no or maybe? And is that typical behavior?
2. A lot has been written about drug combinations. When the surgical nurse told me about the procedural sedation process, she did not mention what drug combination would be used. Is that typical? I assume that I will find out what was used when I get the bill.
3. I don't remember a thing and had no post-colonoscopy pain. If I did experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure, would that be recorded for future reference? Or does it matter?