Showing posts from December, 2009

Upper GI Endoscopy

I had an Upper GI Endoscopy (camera that goes down your esophagus / stomach) @ Deaconess Clinic today. The oddest part is the 'conscious sedation' with amnesia induced by the drug Midazolam that they give via an IV for the procedure. I remember saying to the nurse "Wow this stuff works quickly, the room is already spinning." The next thing I remembered was saying "Hi" to Heather when I was in recovery (probably about an hour later). I have no memory whatsoever of the procedure or the recovery otherwise, even though I was conscious and carrying on conversations. I also don't remember a few other things- like the drive home (Heather was driving, not me :) or discussing the results with the nurse. Heather told me later I said this and that, she said this and that- but I have zero recollection of it. That's a very weird experience indeed. On the plus side- I have no pain or other negative after effects from the procedure. If you ever have to ha