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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #320 on: January 18, 2021, 09:03:21 AM »
To quote Captain Kirk, "to go where not man has gone before".
Solo never said that. :D
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #321 on: January 19, 2021, 05:12:02 PM »
I was at the hospital this morning at my appointed time of 6:30, only to find out that my Doctor/Surgeon was involved with a serious emergency that would take several hours.  I was given the option of either rescheduling or waiting.  Well that option was not an option, after cleaning out I was not gonna reschedule.  Anyway, I waited and was wheeled in at 12:30.  Bottom line, clean bill of health and I can wait 5 years for my next "procedure". 
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #322 on: January 19, 2021, 06:15:24 PM »
Lynn,

   Sounds like a real pain in the ... (well, never mind). ::) Anyway glad to hear about the great report. If you're gonna spend all that time riding that magic carpet seat you have to make sure your setter is working right. :D
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« Reply #323 on: January 20, 2021, 07:09:36 AM »
I was at the hospital this morning at my appointed time of 6:30, only to find out that my Doctor/Surgeon was involved with a serious emergency that would take several hours.  I was given the option of either rescheduling or waiting.  Well that option was not an option, after cleaning out I was not gonna reschedule.  Anyway, I waited and was wheeled in at 12:30.  Bottom line, clean bill of health and I can wait 5 years for my next "procedure".
Magic-Glad that came out OK! Nothing like a shiny colony after all it's been through, orshould I say-"been through it"? :D
Since we are the same age and thus my question (if it's not something personal-if so just avoid my asking?) as to why you'd get another scope in 5 years? I got one in August, 2020 based on a a done at home stool test kit result done as part of my annual wellness checkup. Though I'd personally noticed zero change in bowels, the nurse said the test is very sensitive to occult blood so the same doc who'd done all but my first colon scope did another when I'd been told I was aged out on further scopes based on age. It was a precautionary one and I was given the same clean bill of colon health as before-I've never had a polyp trimmed as yet. 
Mine-I might of well have waited as did you as they were backed way up due to covid stopping many commonly done procedures. In that same mention-I got to my oral surgery appointment 6 months later due to covid. I would conjure a guess that a few folks might have died due to these wait and see things or personal fear of going out where the virus lurks as has affected more than we will ever know among the worry wart crowd. 
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« Reply #324 on: January 20, 2021, 07:24:16 AM »
Lynn,

   Sounds like a real pain in the ... (well, never mind). ::) Anyway glad to hear about the great report. If you're gonna spend all that time riding that magic carpet seat you have to make sure your setter is working right. :D
Talking "pain in the ass"-has anyone else had the hemorrhoid electrical treatments prior to invasive surgery? The doc chooses a variously sized black rod which is hooked up to an electric gizmo and the idea is to shrink the bad guy via electrical shock. Yes, this is factual and not a fun thing which my doc tried several times. "Now, bend over... ;D . 
Same doc retired this past year as he's my age and from the rural county just east of me, Morgan CO., and a true hillbilly doctor. Here's a classic career counseling tale he shared. Knowing I was a Vo-Tech school counselor at that time in late 1980's when I was seeing him (culminating in the surgery in 1990) he told me his story about his choosing a medical career. His HS counselor was gathering a group of kids to take them on a yellow bus, medical careers tour as it were. Her criteria for who could go was to have a "B" or better HS grade average or in her theory you were not medical career material. Michael B. had a "B-" grade average and asked to sign up after hearing they were going but was told he wasn't up to becoming a doctor. Same doc told my buddy, Bill K., the electrical instructor and my age,  that if there was such a thing as a "butt doctor", well he guessed he was one".  ;D He also did general surgeries. 
BTW, my nephew is a mid-40's aged surgeon now and had a not so un-similar, B+ grade average at another E KY HS he attended with our oldest son. 
 
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #325 on: January 20, 2021, 08:32:25 AM »
Due to the amount of findings this past test I'm back on the once a year schedule.
Something else to look forward to every year.
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« Reply #326 on: January 20, 2021, 08:38:47 AM »
There’s nothing like “through a screen door and NEVER touch a wire”🧐
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« Reply #327 on: January 20, 2021, 08:54:10 AM »
why you'd get another scope in 5 years? ..........I've never had a polyp trimmed as yet.
That is the difference.  I have had many polyps removed (yearly) and a family history of such.  At one time I was on a yearly schedule but thankfully not now.  This is my second time to have a 5 year interval.
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« Reply #328 on: January 20, 2021, 09:28:15 AM »
I was on a 3 year interval after having a polyp removed plus my mother had colon cancer but now back to 5 years.
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« Reply #329 on: January 20, 2021, 09:53:19 AM »
I was on a 3 year interval after having a polyp removed plus my mother had colon cancer but now back to 5 years.
My Mom had part of her colon removed due to cancer and she lived several more happy years, then died in hospice of Pancreatic cancer.
The difference in some part between us is that she smoked from WWII to a few years before she died as did my Dad, while I never smoked. She was a very active person and had a very healthy lifestyle, other than tobacco.  Maybe a lot of things, huh, as we never really know what all adds up?

When I get the typical Q&A thing on family medical history they are asking me about a Dad who had both Scarlet Fever & Rheumatic fever as a child plus after being a pro ballplayer came the war and he smoked his entire life, during WWII and afterwards.  They also Q&A about my grandparents who are from the Victorian Age when medical treatments were so far different from now that it's not even funny. I get the genetics aspect but otherwise much has changed since the 1880's. 
 
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« Reply #330 on: January 31, 2021, 06:15:52 AM »
I am back on track for my yearly testing.  Our genetic issue means half the brothers (me included) are going to get a variety of cancers but colon cancer is top of the list.  We annual checkups even our crazy colon risk is manageable.  So thrilled to get back on track next week with a pre procedure call.  Hopefully get it scheduled for April.
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« Reply #331 on: August 18, 2021, 08:15:41 AM »
Well, I"m drinking black coffee this morning.  Clear liquids all day and start drinking the stuff at 2pm.  My procedure is at 7am tomorrow.  It takes an hour to get to the hospital.  I have to arrive an hour early.  I have to get up 2 hours before we leave for hospital to drink the magnesium citrate.  The math tells me I have to get up at 3am.
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« Reply #332 on: August 18, 2021, 07:36:25 PM »
You got this Bill. Wishing you great results tomorrow.
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« Reply #333 on: August 18, 2021, 10:26:50 PM »
Guys, that’s like my problem, I’ve got to go NOW if not SOONER!
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« Reply #334 on: August 19, 2021, 02:29:11 AM »
best wishes for good results and a relatively comfortable procedure, Bill.  Best Regards, Doc.
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