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Title: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 16, 2021, 06:20:44 PM
I have to start the prep on Wednesday afternoon at 2.  Dulcolax, Miralax, and then magnesium citrate the next morning.  Its a fun time.  You know what I'm talking about if you're doing what you should at your age, assuming you've reached that age.  My wife is bringing home all those presents when she gets home from work today.  Plus she's bringing me my diet for Wednesday, jello, juice and broth.  I can't believe its been 5 years.  I remember the last time so vividly.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Dan_Shade on August 16, 2021, 06:24:17 PM
Pick up a tube of desatin /diaper rash cream. 

It'll help with the fire.

The prep may be a hassle, but it may help you avoid a much larger hassle. 
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Skip on August 16, 2021, 06:39:30 PM
Mag. citrate is the bomb  :o Good luck with the procedure .
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 16, 2021, 06:46:54 PM
Good news for me @Dan_Shade (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=2217) is that I already have some Desatin!  ;D :D
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: thecfarm on August 16, 2021, 08:57:47 PM
Well, I can't say you are full of it now.  ;D
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 16, 2021, 09:25:29 PM
Well, I can't say you are full of it now.  ;D
I've got a few more days.  Don't rush me.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: metalspinner on August 16, 2021, 10:08:22 PM
So, do you sip, sip, sip like a fine wine? or just guzzle like a fraternity beer party? :D
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Runningalucas on August 16, 2021, 10:11:27 PM
About three weeks ago, I took my older slow brother in for a checkup.  The doc said with modern blood tests, they can check so many more things now with current diagnostics.  He brought up the procedure you're talking about, and he said that he doesn't ask men to get those until after 50.  Just interesting.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: barbender on August 16, 2021, 10:15:00 PM
So, do you sip, sip, sip like a fine wine? or just guzzle like a fraternity beer party? :D
You need to drink as quickly as possible if you hope to make it to the toilet by the time you are done drinking it😬
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Tacotodd on August 16, 2021, 11:02:59 PM
If youíre in touch with your guts feelings (like I am with my Crohns) then you just remember to stay CLOSE to the head, because just when you think that youíre done, here it comes again Margaret! :o
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Dan_Shade on August 16, 2021, 11:30:13 PM
This is a good read:

Dave Barry colonoscopy article (https://www.miamiherald.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/dave-barry/article1928847.html)
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Dan_Shade on August 16, 2021, 11:31:54 PM
And Magicman's topic  (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=59671.0)
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: trapper on August 16, 2021, 11:56:52 PM
Had mine a few days before the pig roast.  Doctor says I am going to die before I need another one.  Results were good. 
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Tacotodd on August 17, 2021, 12:04:44 AM
@trapper (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=5228) you just have to remember that ainít none of us going to get out of it alive.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Ed_K on August 17, 2021, 07:39:21 AM
 If you think that is bad, end of the month the Dr. going up the other one :o :(. With all the drugs I take for having cancer my p er doesn't want to work anymore. He was talking about enlarged blatter or something up there  :(.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Texas Ranger on August 17, 2021, 09:30:52 AM
Along with the Cecil B. DeMille process of sticking a camera up your kester, my saw bones gives me a kit every year at my "Good Health" exam that takes a stool sample to see any mutated dna in your colon.  I like it a whole lot better than the "ready when you are CB".

Folks of an age will recognize the CB.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: DbltreeBelgians on August 17, 2021, 12:27:03 PM
Donít sweat the small stuff Bill, itís far better than the alternative.
As you know Iím all too aware of the alternative.
I will say that dulcolax and mag citrate was not my choice of prep though. My doc gave me Suprep and it worked Oh So Well.
Youíll be fine and wonít remember the procedure at all.
Wishing you the best for great results.

Brent
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 17, 2021, 03:37:44 PM
Thanks, guys.  This is my second one.  They did the last one due to problems I had been having.  I had bad reflux and I also have a small hiatal hernia.  5 years ago they did an endoscopy to look for any signs of cancer due to the reflux.  That was all good, but they did find an area of my esophagus that is called an inlet patch.  Ultimately, its a part of my esophagus that makes its own stomach acid and causes discomfort.  I take a ppi(proton pump inhibitor) every morning to stop the stomach acid brewing too much.

 
@DbltreeBelgians (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=21436) , Brent, your experience makes it really hard for a guy to complain about drinking some miralax, getting put to sleep and waking up really hungry.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: peakbagger on August 17, 2021, 05:59:42 PM
There is epidemic of Colon Cancer with much younger people and when they get it young it gets serious fast. I know of a couple of folks in their early 40s who succumbed to it. I did my second round last year, they did not find anything so one more time when I am 70 and I am done.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: gspren on August 17, 2021, 07:52:19 PM
I also started in my 40s because of my mom having had colon cancer, since then both my brother and myself have had polyps removed before they caused a problem. On my first one they didn't give me enough "sleep juice" and I was fully awake and talking to the doc on the "way out", it surprised him. When I told the guys at work about it I said I got to see my ---- slam shut, you know the entry point, and asked if anyone wanted to see the video but no takers :D. It is important so go git-er-done! 
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 17, 2021, 08:26:27 PM
I did have one small polyp on my previous procedure.  They removed it and it was benign.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Tacotodd on August 18, 2021, 04:41:14 AM
I did have one small polyp on my previous procedure.  They removed it and it was benign.
GOOD! Iím glad that it was. I still donít know exactly what the docs where looking for in my case.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 18, 2021, 08:04:16 AM
No solid foods today, but I can drink some black coffee.  What better cup to use than this one.  
I mixed up my miralax with sugarfree gatorade.

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Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: HemlockKing on August 18, 2021, 08:13:25 AM
This is one of my biggest fears lol i got a few years left, donít they have cameras for this by now or something? 
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 18, 2021, 08:19:52 AM
They do have camera pills, but it would not be nearly as effective.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Old saw fixer on August 18, 2021, 09:58:28 AM
Just think about how good the greasy cheeseburger you are you going to get on the way home!  That's always my first stop, lol!
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: HemlockKing on August 18, 2021, 10:35:49 AM
Just think about how good the greasy cheeseburger you are you going to get on the way home!  That's always my first stop, lol!
A rotten ronnies stop! 
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 18, 2021, 04:48:04 PM
Well, I'll be on the way home by 9am, so I'm not sure a cheeseburger will be the ticket, but maybe.  I guess McD's will make a cheeseburger at any time of day.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Magicman on August 18, 2021, 05:20:01 PM
I am usually content with a milkshake. 
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: doctorb on August 18, 2021, 05:36:27 PM
While FDA approved, (and often not paid for by insurance) thereís a new prep for colonoscopy that involves just pills and water. Sutab is the brand.  I tried it last spring for my procedure and found it much easier than the others.  I hated the syrupy sweet liquids you had to gag down. While you drink a lot of water, it was much more tolerable than the other two preps I had experienced.  The results of the prep were as expected.  ;D  Thereís no escaping that.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 18, 2021, 06:28:18 PM
Interesting @doctorb (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=10176) im guessing it often depends on the doctor you have at the time.  This has been better than the last time.  I had to drink a whole gallon last time.  As it is, I had 64oz and I'm already done with it. I told myself last time that I would just mix the miralax with water instead of gatorade and then I went and did the gatorade again.  Now, tomorrow morning I have to drink the Mag Citrate.  I've never had that.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Don P on August 18, 2021, 07:41:18 PM
I had the same, not completely out when the doc started. I was just quietly waiting for things to begin, watching the monitor when I realized things were coming into focus and the TV show was starting. I piped up real quick and said "That's a view I've never seen before  :D" I've never seen a camera zoom out so fast. Next thing I was waking up afterwards.

On the other old man test, I went in for my annual a few months ago and he did a prostate PSA test with the bloodwork and the red flag went up, it went from around 4 to 11. He called me back in for an extensive finger wave and another PSA. While I was leaning on my elbows he asked if I had been riding a bike or driving a heavy truck on rough roads. "No but I'm digging out a basement with a bobcat and getting slammed pretty hard" "Ahh, that probably explains it". As we talked his dad had been in construction and he had his Dad's old skidsteer so he knew all about the pounding it can give you. I came back from that blood test with a 6 but told him I had ridden the bobcat that morning before seeing him. He sent a note with the results to come in when I was done with the bucking bronc. Anyway, for you guys running heavy toys if you pop up with a sudden high PSA number that can be the cause.

Good luck in the morn!
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Chuck White on August 18, 2021, 08:39:46 PM
Back in January I had the prep (2 Gatorades w/prep added), wasn't too bad!

I just hate the thick/syrupy mix, then trying to get rid of that after the bottle is gone!

The worse prep I had was my first one, 8oz every 15 minutes until the gallon was gone, it was called "Go Lightly"!

Absolutely yuk!

They've come a long way since then!   :)
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 19, 2021, 10:59:47 AM
I'm all done and back home.  One small polyp again that was removed.  Doctor said they would let me know about the biopsies.  They also scoped my esophagus and biopsied that.  Come back for a check up in a year and 5 years for another scope.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Tacotodd on August 19, 2021, 02:58:45 PM
FFOTS, Iím glad for you that youíre DONE. Weíll here back from you about it when you get your results, Iím a guessin  :D
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Don P on August 19, 2021, 05:45:06 PM
I hope they stuck the camera down your throat first instead of later.
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 19, 2021, 08:23:27 PM
Lol, they did SAY they were gonna do that... :) :) :)
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Tacotodd on August 19, 2021, 08:51:29 PM
I asked them that SAME question, but my doctors donít seem to think thats a funny question. Iím just a cutup and the caregivers that I see on a regular basis (hematologist and the underling of them for checking my INR, which (while not accurate) I relate to viscosity) know me & my antics. Every time that I go in for a blood draw I joke with them about putting the tourniquet around my neck, or at least the sphygmomanometer instead, BTW, thatís just the PROPER name for a lowly blood pressure cuff. After the first time of my encounter then they realize that Iím just playing. After all, if you canít have fun then whatís the point?!

Like my new saying is to lots of people, LEMONADE. Cause thatís what you make when youíre handed lemons, right?!
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: DMcCoy on August 25, 2021, 08:20:19 AM
My biggest fear is that it won't be clean enough and I have to go through it all again.  I'm VERY careful to do exactly what I'm instructed to do.
My first trip through, 20 yrs ago, they pulled out a small carcinoid cancer.  To which the DR said "we freak out when we find these but what ever you do don't go look on the internet".  Ha, yeah right, first thing I did....
Carcinoid cases where you wait until you have a problem - you have about 5 yrs max.
I've been clean ever since.  Grateful I went in.
The drugs are the highlight of the whole thing, for the 30 seconds I feel them.
They now such the air back out of you instead of making you fart which is nice if the nurses are cute.
Good on you for going in!
Title: Re: That Procedure A Man Needs after the Age of 40
Post by: Tacotodd on August 25, 2021, 08:48:01 AM
Nurses are professionals and KNOW that everyone has done & will do that farting sooner or later. Thatís another part of life. I think thatís part of why US young (redneck) guys find so much humor in it but only when itís done at the proper times ;)