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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2012, 07:55:45 AM »
Previous times I did the gallon.  That Doctor moved away and this was a younger surgeon that has recently moved here and joined the group.  I forgot to tell him that I have a small stomach and can not drink a gallon of anything.

I hope that this thread will spark some concern and motivate anyone that has been avoiding this procedure to realize that it could be literally life saving.
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2012, 03:55:02 PM »
I do have one more suggestion.....start your prep around 4pm the day prior to surgery.  No later.  I usually start at 3PM.  It's better to deal with this in the early evening and then get some sleep instead of losing sleep making bathroom "runs".  (sorry, I couldn't resist).
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2012, 06:21:32 PM »
I started really drinking a lot of fluids that morning and began the prep at 2:00 PM.  I think that it is a lot better that way and at least I got plenty of sleep.
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2012, 06:33:29 PM »
We just had a burial committal about a month ago for dad's cousin who passed away just before Christmas with cancer in his bowels, aged 73. Mother has had it done, dad refuses.
Move'n on.

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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2012, 08:49:48 PM »
I agree with others about it not being a pleasant process, but it is very important to have done.  Maybe someone here reading this will be spurred to action and prevent a catastrophic consequence in the future. 

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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2012, 10:22:15 PM »
WDH's statement above and the posts that have testimonials are the reasons that prompted me to start this thread.  I was uneasy last week waiting on the test results from my procedure.  Just knowing that polyps were removed and pathology test were necessary is reason enough to schedule the necessary future procedures.

Colon cancer is an easily detected and prevented disease.
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2012, 12:27:29 AM »
  I've had the procedure done twice. The first time they removed three polyps a year later had it done again and came up clean. That time I was granted five years before the next colon blow. There is no fun in having it done. The best thing to do is just wright it down on the colander as your very own personal day.  Get some reading or thinking time in for yourself. Cause it's going to be a long day.
  After reading this thread it got me thinking it should be close for me to have it done again.
  Not sure of the age bracket to start having it done but if your insurance will cover it just do it.

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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2012, 10:43:32 AM »
I've had the procedure done three or four times and I am due in two more years.

Nothing very pleasant about it, but the prep is worse than the actual procedure.

Lots of peace-of-mind once you're done.

If you're over 40, you should be scheduled to have the procedure done.  ;)
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2012, 02:56:26 PM »
My Doctor's office called me this morning and gave me a "bit of a start".  It seems that everything is still OK, but I will not be able to skip a year.  My next procedure is scheduled for next year.  :-\
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2012, 04:06:07 PM »
He called and thanked me for the forum and said you were so good for business, he might switch it to every 6 months.  ;)
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2012, 04:11:28 PM »
Magic Man,

Great thread but please no pictures of you getting scoped ;D
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2012, 10:26:02 PM »
Oh you remember....... :D
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« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2012, 10:54:29 PM »
I do what the little voices in my wife's head tell me to do.

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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2012, 10:10:54 PM »
You gotta take this stuff that gives you Montazumas revenge for a few hours but that passes .The proceedure is nothing .You just have to wait in the clinic until you pass a few elephant farts then you're good to go .

I don't have to go back for ten years .On other things I get the once over physical stuff like sugar and PSA blood work once a year .I really isn't a big deal and as they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure .If you've got something nip it in the bud .

My ex fooled around with some stuff ,cancer stubborn know it all type .They buried her two years ago .--word to the wise ---

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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2012, 10:26:48 PM »
Today was my turn for the misery. On my last one, the cleanout stuff didn't work too well and that caused some problems. Doc came up a new plan for today. I went through 2 cleanout proceedures, one yesterday and another starting at 1 am today. Talk about miserable. Guess it was worth it, I got a clean report and ole doc says, "at your age, you probably won't need another one in 5 years.
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Re: Colonoscopy
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2012, 07:56:13 AM »
Good for you Piney, and your "clean" report.   smiley_thumbsup

My Mom scheduled and had one at age 88.   :o   The Doctor guaranteed it for 10 years.   :)
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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2012, 02:53:20 PM »
FWIW a word to wise on this stuff regarding age .My daughter in law bless her heart is in her early 30's and just within the last 2 years underwent colon cancer surgery ,chemo therapy and radiation .So far so good at this time ,thank heavens .

Her family has a history of colon cancer and she thought perhaps 40 would be a good age to start a regiment of prevention and detection but it came upon her early in life so you never know about these things .Something to think about especially if it could be a heridity thing .

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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2012, 04:47:07 PM »
Last year when I turned 50 my doc schedule for me to have one.  The prep didn't bother me (I was scared as hell with the horror stories my co-workers told me) the procedure didn't both me ( I was asleep) but the gas after the procedure!, Oh my goodness!  If I could have figured a way to bottle it, I could have heated my house for the winter and left my wood pile alone!  I had a couple of times when, I swear I went air born.  All in all, it wasn't nearly as bad an experience for me as I thought.  The doc told me they found a small poylp but not cancer.  Because of the "find" I have been scheduled to have another procedure in 5 years.   
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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2012, 06:55:16 PM »
Thanks Roger I needed a good laugh!

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« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2012, 05:29:59 PM »
I was thinking about trying to talk my way out of getting this done, but, after reading this thread, it needs to be done.
Scheduled for the 10th...

After reading this thread, I asked about the limited dose of liquid cleanser.  The doc said they have gone away from that method and I would be looking at the gallon jug :-\

My buddy just had one done and I asked him how it went....he said "From that particular procedure, that doc knew how many fillings I have in my teeth!"

I will ask him to confirm for my wife... that my head is not up there...


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