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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #300 on: October 19, 2020, 08:24:51 AM »
I'm up for mine. My old Doc retired so I get a new one. Went in to see him Friday but had to speak with his assistant. I guess he was playing golf.
Anyway I always have a upper and lower done at the same time. No more, they do them separate now so I have to get knocked out twice, find a driver twice and take twice as much time off work.
Blamed it on the rona..
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« Reply #301 on: October 19, 2020, 10:30:03 AM »
I think I would find a different doctor.  One that would do both procedures at the same time. Insurance should back you up on that as they don't like to pay twice for what could be done during one procedure.
And don't think bad about the doctor not being in his office on Fridays. He might be sawing logs on his sawmill... :D
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #302 on: October 19, 2020, 11:44:21 AM »
After 60, let your doc advise how often. In my case the last one I had(actually, my first) they cut out two polyps.

So in my case they said come back in three yrs(about now) and if they had found nothing, about every five yrs. 


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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #303 on: October 19, 2020, 12:01:10 PM »
I would ask your new doc if you can get them at the same visit, often a new doc may not realize how their front desk is scheduling.  believe or not.
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #304 on: October 19, 2020, 03:32:52 PM »
I called the endoscopy center where they do them. Same place as I've always gone. They said that's the way they do them now for everyone.
Will also have to get 2 more rona tests.
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #305 on: November 14, 2020, 03:53:54 PM »
Do you know the most popular drink of 2020?

The colonoscopy prep.
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #306 on: November 16, 2020, 04:06:39 PM »
TR, that would NOT be funny, if it were not probably TRUE!
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« Reply #307 on: November 26, 2020, 02:24:54 PM »
I think my next one is next year sometime.  I already have an appointment set up with doc for 2 year follow up.  It was supposed to be an in person appt. that was scheduled over a year ago.  They called me last week and said that they are changing all appts. even out to May to virtual.  I guess he really won't need to look at anything, will he?  I guess we will talk about scheduling the colonoscopy later in the year.  I had one polyp at the previous one.
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« Reply #308 on: November 26, 2020, 04:44:33 PM »
I guess you will be a little surprised when you get a ups delivery with a long tube, and they tell you to plug the other end into a USB port, and "log on"!   :D :D :D   :o :o :o    :) :) :)
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« Reply #309 on: November 26, 2020, 04:57:41 PM »
Oh man!  I hope not.  
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« Reply #310 on: November 26, 2020, 05:27:52 PM »
Doc H, that was some kind of classic! And just plan hilarious.

Now, if it were only REALLY that easy, then my GI would have me doing one every month! I do have Chron’s.
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« Reply #311 on: November 26, 2020, 06:25:49 PM »
well they do have the little cameras you swallow like a pill, and download the video.
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« Reply #312 on: November 26, 2020, 09:34:21 PM »
well they do have the little cameras you swallow like a pill, and download the video.
collecting the pill is  bit of a sticky wicket.
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« Reply #313 on: November 27, 2020, 01:10:46 AM »
TR, MOST of time, I can exhaust through a door screen and never touch a wire. That is why I dropped 100lb in 2yr before I went to a GI. Then I was diagnosed with the Chron’s. In 2004 they had do a bowel resection that took the union area of my large and small intestine. 1’ of small and 6” large. THEN I almost died from an infection that wasn’t caught in my 1 week recovery. They sent me home on a Friday afternoon and was feeling terrible all weekend so my family got me back to the hospital Monday morning and THEN they kept me an additional 2 weeks!

The reason for the resection was the amount of scar tissue my Chron’s caused a blockage of some sort. I never got a total answer satisfactory. But I didn’t care! Reason being of not caring: 2yr of ever increasing pain from internal spasms of sorts, GI said was from my innerds’ still trying to pass exhaust as a normal person would but try do so on an ever increasingly smaller “pipe”. They finally admitted me for the surgery due to constant (think automotive) backfire like a potato shoved tightly into the exhaust pipe! OH GOSH!!! The stuff I regurgitated! And the smell that was stuck in my nasal cavity, well I’m sure you can tell from my description what it was that came through on the backfires!

YES! 

And I’m LUCKY to be alive and have survived! 

They patched up my abdomen with 33 staples and still have a noticeable scar. For SEVERAL years it looked like a zipper. I could clearly look and see it. 

I returned to work after something like 6wk light duty but I increasingly felt more capable. I started carrying 5gal buckets of hydraulic fluid because I felt better and better. I was tickled to go almost full force! My full force was deadlifting a totally stripped small block Chevy. Not on a regular basis, but still to the amazement of my colleagues! I loved making them look at me slack jawed because they had never seen anyone do such a thing!

My outlook on life somehow changed! I didn’t even notice at first, but the people around me did. I came to realize “we are ALL just temporary”!

And my life continues one day at a time and even got married the first time on 5-15-15. Easy date to remember. I was in NAPA surroundings and sold many a automotive oil filter that are Wix. THE most popular part #, 51515 for over 50% of Ford automotive 1985 and earlier! She picked the date and who was I to not agree🤐. I didn’t tell her until after the day why I would never forget our anniversary! Aahhh, good times! And now you know MY story.
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« Reply #314 on: November 27, 2020, 02:03:46 AM »
Glad your doing great 👍

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« Reply #315 on: November 27, 2020, 07:18:27 AM »
Constant state of outhouse-trots, so hard to tell the difference from some of the earlier symptoms of Covid-19, but hey, THE PAIN IS GONE. I just have the unnerving feeling that I’ll be like this to the end. At my “largest” point in life 290lbs in 1993ish, March 2004 (no question) after surgery still in hospital 155lb. I’m 6’0”. One of my 2 sisters said then “Todd, your caboose looks inverted”! I might have been 290 but I played football nose guard and their wasn’t much that got by me! Now having fun using my 2 Husky 372’s and Echo CS550P! The worst part is the M.S. I have. Another story story on that (another time). BTW, this is according to my Echo dealer: CS=chain saw, 550=55cc+a 0 to look better, P=professional. I can only comment that it makes some sense. Oh, and the constant bathroom breaks, they really do a number to deer hunting. I carry T.P. in the field but I can’t carry an entire roll on the bad days!
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #316 on: January 18, 2021, 08:18:38 AM »
I have an appointment with a "Submarine Captain Ben Dover" tomorrow. :-X  I'll be downloading ballast today and be ready for the "up periscope" early tomorrow morning.  :o  Me thinks that today will be crappy.   ::)
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« Reply #317 on: January 18, 2021, 08:31:00 AM »
Good luck Lynn!

I had mine done just this past Friday, nothing found but empty space!         

Doc said, "see you again in about four years"!      8)             :)
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« Reply #318 on: January 18, 2021, 08:37:40 AM »
Jackie has hers next week. I'm just a spectator .😁 I've got a couple years before my next one.
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« Reply #319 on: January 18, 2021, 09:01:21 AM »
To quote Captain Kirk, "to go where not man has gone before".
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