I am no longer scared of having a colonoscopy
The past 15 years have seen these kinds of exams change quite a bit, and it is like day and night. There’s absolutely no reason to be afraid nowadays as long as the doctor is experienced and attentive to the patient. It is important to me to talk with the doctor before the colonoscopy. It helps me to be familiar with the person doing the examination and the room where it takes place. I don’t see what is being done and don’t feel any pain. I’m not afraid at all of having a colonoscopy.
I was very lucky to find a good doctor right in the town where I live. I have now been with the same doctor for about twelve years. I trust him and am convinced that he does the colonoscopies correctly. He has a lot of experience with this disease. He is very open and I am quite sure that he does a good job. I can be honest about what I am thinking and we can discuss the results. It is important to me to have the opportunity to discuss the results and any further steps hours after the examination, and not just right after the colonoscopy has just been finished and I am still feeling the effects of the anesthetic.
I have already had many conversations about this topic with my doctor. It really helps to know that he is very careful during the examination.
I have now had this condition for decades. But I have only just now realized that regular colonoscopies can help detect signs of bowel cancer early enough.