Matthew 6:25-27I know what the Word says about worry and how we shouldn’t do it. I must admit that this is an area where I struggle. I’m a worrier. Yesterday has been a HUGE lesson and reminder for me on why I shouldn’t worry.
I was worried about three things regarding the colonoscopy: 1). The anesthesia 2). Breastfeeding the baby and 3). The results. I know I shouldn’t have worried about any of them but I did anyway. I shouldn’t have!
The anesthesia was a breeze. The nurse who puts in the IV does multiple ones every day and it was a breeze. The medicine, once it was put in my IV, worked quickly and effectively. I did not wake up or if I did, I don’t remember it. Since I have memories of waking up in previous procedures, this is huge for me.
Secondly, after talking with the certified nurse anesthesiologist I found out that I could breastfeed Munchkin! I was advised to pump and dump when I got home but that I could feed her after that. The medicine leaves the system pretty quickly and since she’s 8 months old it isn’t a huge issue. Munchkin was very, very happy about this. I fed her last around 8. My procedure was at 9 and we were on our way home at 10. We stopped to pick up a rotisserie chicken for lunch. We ate once we got home (Munchkin LOVES chicken) and then I took a 3 hour nap. As I was waking up I heard her fussing. The Man distracted her with some veggies but as soon as she saw me she started crying! I got a BIG hug and snuggles from her. Once I pumped and dumped, she happily latched on and did not want to let go at all, even as she was falling asleep. She’s a happy camper right now!
Lastly, the results. I thought I remembered having polyps last time I had a colonoscopy (sorry if that’s TMI!) I thought they had removed them. I’m not sure if they confirmed that in my records but knowing that I was expecting them to find polyps. Knowing my dad’s history, I was certain they were going to find some. I was imagining worst case scenarios, like it being cancer and me dying. I was already trying to figure out what life events I needed to write letters for to give to Munchkin when they would happen. Ok, so maybe I can be a little dramatic! You can imagine my relief when they told me that I had no polyps! Not even ONE! All that worry and stress for no reason.
So I guess the message has been receive, loud and clear Lord. Leave the worrying to you!