The nurse was so so nice, and i appolgized for gagging on her. She told me i was a weak swollower (whatever that means) and that it may be different. She put the tube down my bad nostril - the right one, where my polyp lives - and w/o O2 i couldn't breathe.
She told me that if i had something warm to drink it would get better...so i had a whole thing of tea but to no avail. I tried eating a bagel and it pulled the tube and it hurt to the point that i wanted to burst into tears. So after having it in for almost 30 minutes, i went back up to the floor and asked if i could see the nurse to see what she could do. She did tell me that i could pull it at anytime if it was bad, but i didn't feel comfortable. I told her i could feel it in the back of my throat - like horrible post nasal drip but solid - and i told her that it pulled and was painful to eat, so she pulled it.
And i feel so much better.
It took about 15 minutes to put the tube in - what between my coughing and gagging. And it took her not even 20 seconds to pull it, which leads me to beleive the tube had moved from the place she had put it. She said that i wouldn't have to do it again b/c this does happen to people, but i was able to record on the little thing what i had managed to consume...So we'll see.
I need to go b/c i am writing this from the hospital library. More later.
P.S. It was one year ago today that i spent the night in the sleep lab!