Enema? no please! . . :(

I have a scheduled Flex Sigmoidoscopy next month and the prep instructions stated to complete an enema 1-2 hours prior.  How’s that gonna happen? The first time I ever had an enema was in the hospital and to be honest that is the only place I imagine where you get an enema professionally done in  a sterile environment. But you can buy a freaking enema kit from Rite Aid?!?! and I read you can do it yourself!?!? That sounds all fine and dandy for others but not for me . . . even if I am capable of doing it myself, I really don’t want to. . . I REALLY don’t want to . .  . I don’t want to do it at all.

I sent a message to my GI’s office asking if I could drink the nasty prep stuff the night before since my procedure is scheduled for 7:15am the next day. .  My GI’s response, he thinks it’s best that I get an enema done the morning of, since my colon needs to be cleansed close in time to the procedure. I haven’t responded yet because I need advice . . What would you do in my situation?  I’m about to cancel the procedure all together and go for the standard colonoscopy.  Getting that enema was a traumatic experience for me in the hospital, it was humiliating and painful at the same time. I don’t wanna get it done!  sighs . . . I don’t want to get used to this . .  . .

2 thoughts on “Enema? no please! . . :(

  1. Hey Kara, yes they are!! yeah it’s to check and see if the humira is working I think I’ll go for the colonoscopy instead it’s easier to prep but still an awful experience 😔

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  2. Well, that sure sounds fun :/

    I’m afraid I don’t have experience with either of those. Is it for disease surveillance to see if the humira is helping? If it were me, I’d want a regular colonoscopy. Eh, let me rephrase that. No one wants a colonoscopy, but I would think seeing the colon in its entirety, plus a bit of the terminal ileum, would give them a clearer picture of how you’re doing. GI doctors are quite a pain in the ass, aren’t they? 😉

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