The colonoscopy went fine. A couple of polyps they removed. Afterwords was entertaining.
They tell you that you’re likely to be “dopey” after the procedure, so require you have someone else drive you home. I invited my mom to do the honors, and as we were pulling into the driveway of my house, I realized I had locked the door, and left my keys in the house (since I wasn’t driving, I didn’t need them). Since a breakin a while back, I have been particularly careful about making sure everything was secure…no keys under rocks or doormats.
Fortunately, I wasn’t dopey, and remembered the one person who did have another key to my house — the cleaning service that comes every other week. Also fortunately, they had just delivered phone books and my neighbor hadn’t brought theirs in, so I was able to find the phone number. 45 minutes later I was in my house.
I wasn’t dopey after the procedure, but no guarantees about before!
A note about the prep. They give you a concoction (I understand there are several possibilities) that will clean you right out. In my case, it was half a gallon (after you mix it with water) that I had to drink all of, one cup at a time, at 30 minute intervals. Don’t get too far from the toilet! As the doctor said — the advantage is that you lose 2-3 pounds in the process!
I feel fortunate. Not only that my colon is fine, but that after some of the stories I heard about reactions to the concoction, the sedative, and the procedure itself, I was ready to be miserable. Actually, as soon as I woke up from the procedure, I felt fine (if hungry). I guess I throw off anesthesia quickly.