To put it lightly I was bricking it!! Not the procedure but having a catheter in my hand, pathetic I know!!
Well anyway when I went into have my pre-op checks I mentioned that I was worried about the I/V catheter and the nurse asked me how I coped with blood test in my arm. I replied fine, I dont bat an eye lid as I had so many done when carrying the boys. "Right" she said lets put the catheter in there then, I was so pleased, and am happy to say it hurt less than a normal blood test as the needle was smaller.
Once the catheter was in place I was ushered into the procedure room which was really daunting as there were at least 8 people in full surgical gowns, gloves and masks....I was only having an endoscopic ultrasound!! I was laid on the bed and asked to lay in the recovery position. They sprayed the back of my throat with local anaesthetic spray which was rank...tasted like over ripe bananas.
Last thing I remember is a nurse fiddling with the catheter in my arm and being asked to bite down on a mouth guard. Next thing I know its an hour later and I`m in recovery.....amazing, I don`t remember a thing and didn`t feel like I`ve had anything done. I shouldn`t of worried about a thing, it was the easiest thing to of have done.
Now I just have to wait for the results from the consultant to see if I need my gall bladder removed or to manage my `attacks` with medication. Watch this space!!