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02/02/07

Permalink 01:39:57 pm, Categories: Background, 177 words   English (US)

Sedatives for a Colonoscopy

During my various colonoscopies (4), I've encountered several differnt types of sedatives. Each one had a vastly different effect, and I've been meaning to document them, and my experience with them:
- Fentanyl (100 mcg) and Versed (4mg) IV - "Conscious sedation" - you're awake, and can see what's going on - via the tv monitor that's being fed a signal from the camera in you (gross, yet neat). No pain or discomfort. Seems like an out of body experience, where you can see what's going on, and it's kind of cloudy after, but like I said, no pain.
*I had this for procedure 1 and 4.
- Fentanyl (100 mcg) and Versed (10mg) IV - Note the Versed change from 4 to 10. That extra 6mg's packs a punch! I felt the stuff 'wash over' me, and for about 10 seconds, everything was very weird - but in a good way. I don't remember anything after that.
- Propofol - This was administered by an anesthesiologist, and it was like hitting a light switch, one moment I was awake, the next moment, out, and then back again.

10mg's of Versed seemed the best!

Background

These are my trials and tribulations of R-Hyper CVAD treatment for Stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma

At the start of treatment (7/2005) I was a 38 year old male in good physical condition who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma on June 14th, 2005. I chose to begin R-Hyper CVAD treatment in Hackensack, N.J., under care of Dr. Goy - previously of MD Anderson in Texas, and prior to that Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York.

Thanks to my brother Alex for setting up this Blog!!

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