Hi all, I just completed my 5 year post surgery colonoscopy, and they found nothing! I have not had even a polyp since my first small, cancerous polyp on my baseline colonscopy 12/03. I did have stage 3, one positive node and 6 months 5FU and leuco. I have been NED since surgery, and want to encourage all of you here still in the fight to hang in there and continue to help each other through.
I am also really unable to tolerate most preps, not phospho soda (my doc no longer uses it) not Go-Litely (who named it THAT?), not citrate of magnesia. Something about the electrolyte contents just about turns my gut inside out....I lose them all pretty quickly from both ends (and foam through my nose, nice!), had to postpone some scopes, needed IV fluids, etc, etc, My doc prescribed a Miralax prep: low residue diet for 2 days prior, 1 day of clear liquids, then 4 dulcolax tablets, followed by Miralax, which I use daily for my sluggish bowel anyway. The prep is 64 ounces of my choice of fluid (diluted crystal blue gator ade) and about 300 grams of the odorless, tasteless powder. No problems at all; even the bowel evacuation is far gentler. For anyone with prep problems (you know who you are!), ask about the Miralax prep. Don't know why it isn't the new standard?
Best of luck, Judy