This week I am scheduled to get a 5 year follow-up colonoscopy and wanted to drive myself to the doctors office to avoid bothering friends. Friends have told me that to drive I would simply need to ask the doctors office not to sedate me during the procedure.
When I went by to pick up the materials from the doctors office and mentioned that I wanted to stay awake you would have thought I had said I was planning a mass murder.
They freaked. When I said I knew a doctor who has had this done they said it was absurd.
Has anyone ever had a colonoscopy done awake, and if so, how was it? I may still opt for being awake just to aggravate the very unpleasant nurses.