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pennae aquilae - Back from doctor, loopy & about to take nap

ceciliatan
Date: 2010-01-21 13:23
Subject: Back from doctor, loopy & about to take nap
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Okay, so, disclaimer, this post is being written under the influence of Xanax, which they gave me prior to my medical procedure this morning. Looking at the paperwork they gave me after, it also lists VIcodin. But I don't think I had that also.

I didn't actually feel it kick in until after the procedure was over, which probably meant I could have skipped the pill, but whatever.

I came home with two souvenirs of the experience, more hospital bootie-socks, and color photos of the inside of my uterus!

By far the niftiest part of the whole thing is watching on the monitor as the camera zooms in.

Now I ate something and although it tasted really good, maybe food and the Xanax trip don't mix? Dunno. Each time my stomach feels bleh, I eat a jelly bean. But I am just about out of jellybeans. Tea goes down good, too.

I'm loopy about similar level to if I downed a whole mixed drink cocktail all at once. ANd now I'm sleepy... so I think I'll sleep?

Oh, right, as for the polyp, it wasn't really a polyp after all, but they did a biopsy of my endometrium which itself might have taken out the sort of bump that had looked like a polyp on ultrasound. That's it.

Nap now? Think so.
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Renata Piper: oxy
User: lyonesse
Date: 2010-01-21 18:26 (UTC)
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Keyword:oxy
xanax is REALLY fast-acting -- comes on within two to five minutes. if you didn't feel it until post-procedure (unless your procedure was really fast ;) what you felt was relief from the anxiety provoked by the procedure and "sopped up" by the xanax.

just fyi. it's short-lasting too, ninety minutes to four hours depending on your stomach and your neurological metabolism.

sweet dreams!
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ceciliatan
User: ceciliatan
Date: 2010-01-21 22:00 (UTC)
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They say the same thing about novocaine's speed and it usually takes 2 hours before I feel any numbness from it, but I doubt this is related... totally different modality, no?

The nurse said they usually let it 'soak in' for 20-30 minutes, but they came back for me after about 5 and she asked if I was feeling it yet. I said no, but that really it didn't bother me if they went ahead with the procedure since I'm not actually freaked by either medical stuff or having my private parts poked at. The fiber optic camera was really cool.

It's now six hours after taking it and I still feel loopy as a loon and am 'drunken' stumbling and physically uncoordinated... all the more reason to stay in bed, I suppose!
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Renata Piper
User: lyonesse
Date: 2010-01-22 23:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*nods* yup, it's totally different from novocaine. xanax does continue to increase in effects for up to an hour, but it *starts* fast typically.

were you sleepy and woozy during the medical procedure?

six hours is a long time for it to last, but if you're sensitive, it certainly can happen. it's a ninety-minute medication for me, but everybody's brain is a different soup :)

hope you have rested and are comfortably recovered!
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ladymorgana13: coexist
User: ladymorgana13
Date: 2010-01-21 20:22 (UTC)
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feel better sweetie!!! Get plenty of rest. I've had a similar procedure several times, and a hysterectomy 3 wks ago.. the best thing is sleep!
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ceciliatan
User: ceciliatan
Date: 2010-01-21 22:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've just been conked out the entire afternoon, had a snack... and am probably going to go right back to napping now... :-)
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ladymorgana13: goodporn
User: ladymorgana13
Date: 2010-01-21 23:36 (UTC)
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I heart Xanax for that reason alone. pleasant dreams!
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The Hebrew Hammercock
User: hammercock
Date: 2010-01-21 21:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If you had anesthesia at all, you could be feeling effects of that. It always makes me quite nauseated for several hours afterward. Ick.
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ceciliatan
User: ceciliatan
Date: 2010-01-21 22:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nope, no anesthesia, just 800 mg ibuprofen and then the Xanax. Anesthesia would have made me miss all the fun footage of the camera zooming up my hoo hah! (Too bad they gave me still photos instead of video. Rats.)
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User: squigkato
Date: 2010-01-21 22:47 (UTC)
Subject: Source Material?
Might your visit be inspirational for a future short story?
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ceciliatan
User: ceciliatan
Date: 2010-01-24 00:45 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Source Material?
Every day of my life is inspiration for future short stories, actually.
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regis: womboval
User: rmd
Date: 2010-01-21 23:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:womboval
color photos of the inside of my uterus

HOLY SHIT THAT IS FABULOUS.

(i've got copies of my cat scans, but that's not color pictures.)
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ceciliatan
User: ceciliatan
Date: 2010-01-24 00:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You can see the opening of my fallopian tubes and everything! Man, they are teensy!
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lizardlez
User: jean_roberta
Date: 2010-01-22 05:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The non-polyp sounds like the kind of condition best treated by alternative (or non-Western) therapy, e.g. acupuncture, herbs, meditation, even (possibly) rest.
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ceciliatan
User: ceciliatan
Date: 2010-01-24 00:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
By biopsying it, they may have kind of scraped it out, anyway... we shall see. I mostly just would like my period not to drag on for an extra week like it has been. (which I've already tried acupunture & herbs for, no luck)
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