Quote Originally Posted by anom View Post
I went private and had a colonoscopy. I was knocked out.

I didn't ask for it, I didn't even know I was going to be knocked out but when I turned up on the day there was another guy there asking me questions about my weight and allergies and I started to put 2 and 2 together!

Also on the bill at the end there was an extra £150 for an anaesthetist!

I don't know if all private do that, I don't know if that particular consultant only does them when your knocked out (If I'd waited 3-4 months I would have seen the same guy on the NHS)

Nor do I know if its a viable option as it wasn't cheap! but I needed it for my own peace of mind.
Thank you - it's good to know that's an option then. But then again, my endoscopist said it was dangerous for him to continue trying to get round the bend when it hurt too much because it could rip my bowel. So I worry that if I was put to sleep, they could do damage without realising? I wonder if they just didn't give me enough sedation, because when he was about to inject it, he said many people fall asleep or don't remember much when given it, but I was wide awake and remember everything clearly (and my BMI is like 18.5, so I thought it was going to affect me more!). I'll speak to the private consultant next week and ask about the possibility of being properly put to sleep next time.