Oh, joy, and hip, hip, hooray! Unpleasant as the prep was, the colonscopy went fine and the great news is that I have an ulcer! I was deathly afraid of a malignancy, of course, little Miss Sunshine that I am, and this was the best I could have heard. Doc prescribed Omeprazole, one a day, which I assume heals the ulcer. Anyway, I'm over the moon about it.
Ellen was with me the whole day. She picked me up at 8:40 (the place is only about six minutes away) and stayed while I had the procedure. Luckily, the nurse had the foresight to suggest she be with me when the doctor was telling me the result and instructions because I don't remember even seeing him after. I was given a written summary, of course.
I was ravenous when we left, but patients are cautioned to eat lightly after the procedure. Usually, I follow medical instructions to the letter, but that one? Forgettaboutit! We immediately went to the Two Trees Cafe and I had scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, toast, and three cups of coffee. (It may have been unwise, but I'll die happy.)
We then went to Ellen's, said hello to Greg (who was on his way to work), and started watching Annie. However, it's pretty dated and I didn't care much for it to begin with, so I asked El to come over to my place and help me with laundry and re-do my bed with the new bedding. On the way there, I called my friend in New Mexico and told her the good news. Later, I e-mailed my boys to let them in on it.
El and I got my clothes washed, changed the bed, and handled a few other chores. We also moved the settee (a bench my Uncle Frank made for my cousin, Judy in 1963, and which I cherish) to behind the table, which my DIL, Paula, had suggested. Good idea, as it frees up more in the living room.
El left about 5:00 and I settled in to enjoy my relief and happiness at escaping what I feared most. Went to bed at my usual 9:00, read for forty-five or so, and slept soundly until 7:30.