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Barium Enema Update

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Jean (Monmouth)

Jean (Monmouth) Report 20 Jul 2008 14:54

Due for one tomorrow, starving today. Not looking forward to it as I am told I will have to lie flat and I have trouble breathing when flat. Have told them I may panic , just in case. Wish me luck! Jean

21st July Well, all over! The starving was the hardest, especially trying to get enough sweet liquid to balance the Insulin. Barium enema was so different to the one I had 25yrs ago that it was quite easy. The wind since has been a bit strong but thats all. Now have to wait a week and then make an appoitment to see the specialist.
Jean Durant. Hope you were OK as well. Jean


HeatherinLeicestershire Report 20 Jul 2008 14:56

Good Luck Jean, if my hubby can get through it anyone can.Not as bad as you think xx

Heather xx


AnninGlos Report 20 Jul 2008 14:59

Lots of luck Jean. I am sure all will be fine.



MarionfromScotland Report 20 Jul 2008 15:00

Good luck. Just lie back and think of something nice.Well not too nice you might get funny look's lol


Jean Durant

Jean Durant Report 20 Jul 2008 15:11

Hi Jean... I have to have a colonoscopy tomorrow and I am also starving, among other things lol......

I'll be thinking of you up to 2.30 pm when I'm afraid for a little while I will only be thinking of me (((.

Good luck and I am sure we will both survive.

Jean x.


Julie Report 20 Jul 2008 15:13

When I had one I was lay on my side n they gave me anasthetic which completley knocked me out so I don't remember anything about it.

Good luck both, tho I doubt you'll need it :o))))

Jean (Monmouth)

Jean (Monmouth) Report 20 Jul 2008 15:15

Jean, I know what you mean by 'other things'! OH has to form a queue as we only have one loo! Have to remind myself that it is for my own good, I'd rather have an Endoscopy, which I found interesting. Jean


JustJean Report 20 Jul 2008 15:20

Sending love and prayers to all who have to visit
hospital, I will be thinking of you,

Jean x


Kay???? Report 20 Jul 2008 15:22

Wishes for you both tomorrow,,

And a less up and down today,,,,:}}


Julia Report 20 Jul 2008 15:44

Hello Jean (Monmouth)
I had one of these a couple of weeks ago, and it was not as bad as I had thought it would be,though I can think of better ways of spending me time. Not too much time spent on the back, rather on either side. However, mine was completely unnecessary, in my mind. I had been rushed in hospital at Easter with severe abdo. pains, and given morphine, and an x-ray. An ultra sound had been ordered, but never carried out. When I saw consultant at out-patients clinic, he realised what had happened and ordered an enema, with the word "enjoy". So, had the enema, and the week after was taken in again with same pains. Same, morphine again, etc,but I did get the scan this time. This showed polyps on the colon, on the left side of body, and gall stones on the right side. Have already got a date for the colonoscopy, 19th August, but must wait a few weeks for the gall stones. If I'd had the scan, I would have had the colonoscopy by the time I went for the enema
Jean Durant
Please read the above. It is all the 'stuff' they send you to take beforehand that gets me and the starving, as I am a diet controlled diabetic aswell
Good Luck to you both
Julia in Derbyshire

*ღ*Dee in Bexleyheath*ღ*

*ღ*Dee in Bexleyheath*ღ* Report 20 Jul 2008 16:27

All the best girls. Hopefully it won't be too uncomfortable (((hugs))).


Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 20 Jul 2008 16:29

Good luck to both Jeans,

Caz xxx

Glenys the Menace!

Glenys the Menace! Report 20 Jul 2008 18:14

I had one years ago (1992, I think) and was dreading it. But when it happened, it was a breeze. I worried over nothing!
Good luck for you two Jeans tomorrow.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 21 Jul 2008 01:34

Good luck ladies, and hope all turns out to be ok, as Mac's results were.



YorkshireCaz Report 21 Jul 2008 05:33

Good luck for today ladies, and I hope it turns out ok for you both.

Caz x


JaneyCanuck Report 21 Jul 2008 06:12

Forgive me if my levity is unwonted, but ...

I was looking at TTF for some time, and then flicked over here, and saw a thread entitled

Barium Enema

and clicked, expecting to see

born abt 1872, married Mary Smith 1896 ...

Good luck to you both. Not something I've had done, but something that will come to many of us.

Lin in Sussex

Lin in Sussex Report 21 Jul 2008 06:27

Good luck ladies....unpleasant but not as bad as you think !
Just think of something nice to eat after.

Lin xxx


Carole Report 21 Jul 2008 07:40

Jean my friend had a barium meal one two weeks ago, and said there was nothing to it. So you will be okay!

I had a colonoscopy last year and it wasn't that bad so you will also be okay Jean.

Will think of you both today xx


AnninGlos Report 21 Jul 2008 08:38

Thinking of both Jeans today. it is the unknown isn't it that makes us nervous. I am sure all will be well with both procedures.

Kathryn Lol!!!


Kay???? Report 21 Jul 2008 08:55

Just to hope all goes well for both of you ladies today,,,which Im sure will do.with good results.!