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Unable to overcome my anesthesia phobia
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An_247095 posted:
I am a 59 year old male and still have not had a colonoscopy. I've cancelled four times the morning of, after I prep successfully. I have gone through a phobia clinic, a health anxiety clinic, individual therapy to no avail. This last time I thought all was a go. About 12 hours before the procedure I got one anxiety attack after another and cancelled again. Now my therapist thinks my Gastroenterologist will probably not see me anymore, nor will the hospital I keep cancelling in. A "virtual colonoscopy" found a 7mm polyp which has to be removed. I know EVERY intellectual argument there is. It's the "emotional" side of me that keeps failing. I'm looking for others I could talk to who have the same fears and phobia. Can anyone help me? Please?
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