"endoscopy 2nd May"

About: Royal Surrey County Hospital

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I had to wait 8 weeks for my appointment as i presume I was classed as non urgent, I have to say the waiting and the waiting for the procedure in the unit was the only part that caused any anxiety.

The staff were lovely, friendly, professional and efficient. I opted for the sedation being a bit of a coward ! Glad I did, I was given a throat spray, then a mouth guard was inserted and sedation put into my cannula and was told ' you will feel a nice and relaxed in a minute' The next thing I knew I was in recovery and a nurse was asking me how I was feeling, I was then taken to the patients lounge where biscuits, sandwiches, drinks are available, I felt fine if a little wobbly on my feet. After that I was taken to an office and my husband was called in, I was given my report and told my results (nothing dodgy) then given a ticket for pharmacy to collect my meds. I was expecting a long wait in pharmacy but I handed the ticket in and was given my meds in about five minutes !!

I didnt remember or feel anything about the procedure and went out for a meal in the evening, my throat wasn't sore, just a bit 'lumpy'. I recommend sedation for anyone nervous about having this done.

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Response from Royal Surrey County Hospital

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience. We are glad to hear that your procedure went as well as it could and that you were relaxed and comfortable throughout. Kind regards, Royal Surrey County Hospital

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