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Once again into the breach

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ron50
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Had a colonoscopy at two o'clock this afternoon. Some observations. It is getting progressively harder to cope with the prep,even tho I use the fleet prep it is all I can do not to bring it all straight back up again.
It is getting creepy when all of the staff at the gastro clinic know you and welcome you back like an old friend.
It is even creepier when the anethetist agrees to cut back the dose so that I can watch the procedure without going night nights. I'm glad it wasn't me doing the scope because I would have missed both the polyps that my Gi removed(they are easy to see once you lasso them).
It is much easier to wake up when you haven't been to sleep and for once I remember everything that was said to me ,including,unfortunately the "see you again in two years". Ah well perhaps they will have bought out a do it yourself kit by then.
Ron (feelin old and faded)

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KathiM
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More like BRAVE and COURAGEOUS! I would no more want to watch....I really would NOT want to hear 'Oops'....rofl.

So, with the polyps....were there any 'interesting' ones? Or is it time for a dance?

TWO years????? Mine are "See you NEXT year"...sigh.

Hugs, Kathi

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ron50
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Hi Kathi,
Only little guys,nipped in the bud so to speak. That is my eighth scope in 9 years.
I would be doing the NAKED HAPPY DANCE except that it would scare the pets plus the fact that after the scope my wife tried to get me to accept a property settlement 75/25 in her favour, just as well I was awake. So I plod on Dressed and Dreadfully unhappy. Ron.

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KathiM
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Oh, Ron....I wish I could make things better...BUT STILL....

YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!

NAKED happy dance for the good scan!!!!

(Thumbs decidedly DOWN for your ex trying to take advantage!!!)

Hugs, Kathi

RunnerZ
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Ron,I always feel a little old and faded after scopes, even when they go well. I think that's the medication and the prep. Meanwhile, we should all be so happy that we polyp producers can just be maintained like we are. I also hate the prep, and wonder if I will ever be able to deal with chemotherapy or any treatment again should the need arise. I go for scopes every 3 years (mine have all been clear since cancer). I still dread them and put them off and try and miss them....but....I do them. Take care and keep moving forward in your life.

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jsabol
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Hi Ron,
Congrats on the good news; I know what you mean about the preps...I have to reschedule my colonoscopy because I could not keep the prep down. NOTE TO READERS: DON'T READ ON IF YOU HAVE A DELICATE STOMACH.
I have used Go-litely (or Hurl Muchly, as with that one I puked foam through my nose; nice.) Then phospho soda...lost it from both ends much of the night, needed an IV stat on my arrival for the test. I have done OK with the citrate of mag for the last 2 preps, but not this time. It sat in my stomach for hours, then came back up; I was nauseous for hours. No prep, no test, and a long day of no food! My GI doc will have me try the miralax prep now, and give it a go next month. I'm still on yearly scans, but dreading it more each time!
Hope you feel tip top again soon. Judy

FRANTIC
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THE PERP IS HORRIBLE RON. BUT THE BEST NEWS IS YOU ARE CLEAR. I AM STILL ADMIRED BY YOUR STORY. I STILL READ IT OVER AND OVER WHEN TIMES ARE BAD FOR ME LIKE NOW. THIS RADIOLIGIST FEELS THESE MULTIPLE ENLARGED LYMPH NODES ARE PATHOLOGICAL.
I AM SCARED RON. MY BACK IS VERY BAD AND NOW THIS. I THOUGHT I WAS DOING FAIRLY WELL. YOUR FRIEND FRAN FROM LONG ISLAND.

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scouty
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Hi Ron,

Considering the alternatives, scopes aren't that bad. I woke up during my last one and was fascinated. I will ask them to let me do that next year (I am on yearly ones since I am such a NED newbie).

I so hope they really do come up with another prep but some of it will never change since the ole colon has to be clean. I was amazed when my docs told me that over half don't follow the directions resulting in inaccurate tests and a very messy procedure. That I can't imagine.

Lisa P.

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Patrusha
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That is great, Ron (well, except for that old and faded part!)l. Glad it went well, and that it's over for another two years! yay!

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My second colonoscopy was two weeks ago -- took Visicol for prep. 40 pills. I thought it was lots easier to take than the Fleep phospho-soda, but I did have to pay $30 for it.

After the anaesthetist gave me a preliminary something to relax me, I was lying there wondering if they'd forgotten me, and a nurse told me I could get dressed any time I felt like it. It was over.

Not a bad experience, really. (I wouldn't care to watch.) My doctor found and removed two precancerous polyps.

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