"After effects of colonoscopy"
About: Bentley Hospital / Day Surgery Unit Bentley Hospital Day Surgery Unit Bentley 6102
Posted by Sore throat (as ),
After going to pre-admission recently the lady was very good and explained everything clearly and gave some informative reading material and made sure that all was understood in such a nice friendly manner.
The following day, a pain free, easy colonoscopy was performed and all went well. However I awoke with a sore, husky throat and could not eat all of the lovely sandwiches. I noticed other patients had no trouble eating and drinking, just me. But I gather in the leaflets, that after a couple of days or less, the sore throat would go away - but my throat got worse, to the point of being agony to swallow even some water and my jaw began to hurt. Not being able to drive, I waited until after the weekend to see my G.P. who looked and noticed that a tube or something had hurt the throat and gave me some antibiotics and noticed my temperature was just borderline normal to date. In the afternoons, the voice fades to a husky tone and my neck and jaw are still a source of worry to me. I do not have any appetite and have not eaten a good proper meal since a day or two before the colonoscopy.
I am now in a bind as to what to do as it is quite depressing to wake up to a heavy head, no appetite and not being able to sleep properly as the neck is still sore
I worked voluntary in a hospital for a few years and in the day surgery. There was always attentive staff around and as far as I know, nothing like my problem ever arose.