I went for my first Endoscopy and colonoscopy today.. I have been having severe abdominal pain for two months now, and I am even on medical leave. Im a nurse here in florida. I am 24 and 6'1 143lbs..
I went in today to the hospital and talked to the anesthetist before the procedure. I told him I have been in constant pain and that I would like to have a pain reliever during this procedure and that I was very anxious.. I suggested Demerol and Versed. He absolutely said no, hed prefer to use Propofol. I know that Propofol has a slight analgesic property to it but felt that it wouldnt be adequate.
I spent about an hour trying to talk him into giving me the pain reliever I was requesting.. He was adamant not to and kept mentioning the recovery time would be longer.. I didnt care about that, I just didnt want to be in pain. Apparently him as well as the other hospital staff felt I was being difficult and pressured me into just doing the propofol..
Well i went in and they started the procedure and closed the door. My mom was actually standing outside the door. She heard me complaining of pain the entire procedure and that the docter kept telling me it was fine. She said this happened througout the procedure. Finally it finished and I was taken to my recovery room. My family then told me I was crying and holding my abdomen for almost 10 minutes. When I became aware i was in pain from all the gas they had put into me. It was so upsetting I wanted to get out of there as soon as possible. I dont remmeber any of the procedure but my family was horrified that I asked for pain relief, was denied and then was in pain. To top it off, while they were doing the endoscopic part, they must have hit my lip because the inside is cut along my tooth line on the inner lip.
I really dont know what to do. I feel very neglected.