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Thank you both.

I am exhausted. I think I will go to bed.

So glad I don't drink...
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So sorry to hear this, Rachel. It's bound to be a big shock.

Veey best wishes to you and OH <:)> <:)>
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Really sorry to hear about your loss Rachel. Take care of yourself and your OH.
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<:)> Rachel

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Really sorry to read your sad news Rachel <:)>
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Thoughts are with you Rachel at this difficult time. Take care of yourself <:)>

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I am so sorry for your loss Rachel. <:)>
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Rachel, sorry to hear about your mother in law, hope you are okay and thoughts are with your family
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Thanks.
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I am booked for a colonoscopy on Thursday. I've had a Covid test, and imagine I'm all clear, as I've heard nothing to the contrary. Tomorrow I have to start taking the prep to clean me out - no, I'm not looking forward to that. Even worse though, is the actual procedure. I live alone. I'm not supposed to be left alone afterwards, but can't see a way around this. And now, I'm getting slightly apprehensive. I've had various hospital visits for various reasons, but I've never been living on my own.

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<:)> <:)> D, I hope that all goes well. If there is no one who can physically check on you, could you arrange to phone/be phoned by someone at regular times of the day (daughters or neighbours?)?

Or could you speak to the hospital about this? Maybe they can suggest something. This can't be an uncommon phenomenon <:)>
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DannyD wrote:
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I've had various hospital visits for various reasons, but I've never been living on my own.
I feel for you Danny. Living on your own has its good bits, but it can sometimes be a bit problematic <:)> I hope the procedure goes well for you on Thursday.

Are you having general anaesthetic? You need someone with you overnight then. I had day surgery in September and was told I needed someone to stay with me overnight (I didn't have anyone who could do that). I ended up staying overnight in the hospital to be on the safe side in the end.

If it's not because of anaesthetic, perhaps a neighbour could pop in on you and make sure you are ok. Ask at the hospital if that's alright.

It can be a bit frightening when you've had a medical procedure and you get home alone. I felt rather vulnerable when I was discharged, but soon settled and was fine (I could pamper myself all day long) :D Neighbours were very good to me and made sure I was alright.

All the best to you <:)> <:)>

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Mark and TC, excellent ideas. I can't really stay in (dog at home), but the neighbour would certainly pop in, or text/phone.

I thought I might just lie and say I had someone at home, but I feel a bit awkward about doing that.
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I thought I might just lie and say I had someone at home, but I feel a bit awkward about doing that
Best not to lie to them Danny. You might feel groggy for a while after the procedure. Keep safe <:)>
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TC, thank you for your concern, I do appreciate it and totally understand your statement.

However I did laugh to myself. "Groggy? I spit in the face of groggy. I've had worse hangovers than 'groggy' and survived."
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Ha ha :lol: Know what you mean Danny :lol:
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Me too! :lol: (w)

I agree with TC, though, D - don't fib. Speaking to the neighbours sounds like a good plan ;)?
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Phoned the unit and owned up to being on my own - with a friendly neighbour. They said it wasn't sufficient, and I needed someone in my room with me. Which bewilders me. It's a minor procedure. If they kept me in overnight, I would not have some one sitting by my bed all night.

So, the alternative, is to give me gas and air instead of a sedative. Bah humbug. I feel slightly cheated!!
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Maybe they can have you to stay a night at the hospital, Danny or they should come up with something. I hope it’s sorted soon and lots of luck to you ;)?

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Hey Danny, I have to have colonoscopies. The anaesthetic they use can make you feel rough afterwards and that's why they say you have to have someone with you - there's a risk you could pass out, although I've always managed to confine myself to being copiously sick (somehow this is still possible even afetr all the fasting you have to do - just one of life's little mysteries!). I intend to ask for gas and air at the next one, or decline anaesthesia altogther - it's an unpleasant procedure but not painful. Good luck, I shall be thinking of you!
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