Colonoscopy Patient Testimonial
One UW Health patient, who is a registered nurse, shares her experience with undergoing a colonoscopy. Despite initial reluctance, in the end she said, "They met my high standards and exceeded my expectations."
Due to some bowel changes I had a colonoscopy. My paternal grandfather had colon cancer and my father has had multiple polyps removed. So, I decided that it was in my best interest to have things checked out even though I was only 42 years old.
I am a Registered Nurse (RN) so I am very familiar with the colonoscopy prep, having administered it to many inpatients in the past. I was not looking forward to it, but knew it was part of the process.
When we arrived at the hospital, everyone we met was very friendly and put me at ease. The nurse that started my IV was excellent. When I was brought to the procedure room, there was a group of women waiting for me. This was my "team." The physician and the nurses were there and were smiling and very warm. The staff kept me informed of what was going to happen and answered all of my questions immediately. I do not remember feeling any discomfort at all and before I knew it, the procedure was over.
I am a health care provider that prides myself on giving excellent care to my patients so I have very high standards for my own healthcare. I can honestly say that all of the people involved, especially the staff in the room during the procedure, met my standards and exceeded my expectations. I do not say this lightly. I am on the five year plan for this procedure and I have no reservations about my next colonoscopy.