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amyb15
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hi everyone. I know this post is insignificant compared to what all of you have been through. I will be having a colonoscopy today. At the time of my sister's dx in 3/09, my PCP advised me to have a cololoscopy. I did (at aGE 40) and a cnerous polyp was removed. We had genetic testing and it was determined that the caNCER IS NOT GENETIC. tHE prep wa terribele this time. I was vomiting last night after drinking the miralax solution and did not finish it all. I will be looking foreward to getting this over with

amy

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greybeard64
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Joined: Mar 2010

hope it went well for you. Sorry the prep was so rough, I always hate that myself. let us know.

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Sundanceh
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Hi Amy

You may already be on the way in to your procedure, but wishing you well for your scope and results. The "happy juice" will wash away all the heartache from the prep. "It's Versed Time."

Sweet dreams and when you awake, it'll be time for lunch:)

-Craig

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geotina
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Did it a few months ago. While it does taste better, sure works different (my opinion), takes longer to work and they got you drinking it a little too fast. Well happy dreams, I love the white stuff they put in your IV combined with the oxygen, gosh, being out for 2 hours seems like you slept 12. No wonder people with gobs of money get hooked on this stuff.

Take care - Tina

AnneCan
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Joined: Oct 2009

Good luck, Amy! I hope all goes well.

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robinvan
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Hi Amy,

My colonoscopies take place in the "Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite" of a local hospital. Personally I find nothing "minimally invasive" about the procedure!! LOL

I hope it goes well and that your colon is clear!

Be well... Rob; in Vancouver

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lisa42
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Ugh- I started feeling nauseated just by you mentioning the miralax prep solution in your post :~ Take care and it will be over with soon. You're on top of things and already had the one & it's not genetic, so I'm sure all will be fine.

Take care & let us know how things come out-

Lisa

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tootsie1
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Joined: Feb 2008

Amy,

I'll be looking forward to hearing about great results!

*hugs*
Gail

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amyb15
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Joined: Jun 2009

hi everyone
colonoscopy went well. Dr. removed one 4 mm polyp and ordered bloodwork. Polyp will be biopsied. Dr said it doesn't "look" like cancer. Glad its over.
amy

AnneCan
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Way to go Amy! Thanks for the update.

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geotina
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Whew, I bet you are glad that is over. Sounds like very good news.

Take care - Tina

qwe
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Joined: Jan 2009

Glad to hear the good news.Best wishes.

Jaylo969
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Joined: Jan 2010

Good news is SO refreshing. I'm very happy for you Amy. ...and by the way, I also think you are the perfect example of a good, loving sister. I have one of those too, and she has been so wonderful to me

-Pat

Brenda3.16
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She is nice most of the time. I have always been the bossy sister, which she used to get annoyed at, now she lets me have my own way more often. She lets me pick where we go out to eat or shop after every chemo appointment. In the old days we would have had an argument about where to eat. She is a good sister and Aunt.

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amyb15
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yes, she is the bossy, older sister. She has always gotton her own way, but even more so now
., as she plays the "cancer card" LOL!!!!!!
However, after she was 1st dx we were with a friend. Our friend and I got to the car first and I got in the back seat becasue I was still feeling really sorry for her. I normally would not have done that becasue we both get car sick when we ride in the back. Then she went and made a joke of it to some of our friends of how I let her sit in the front. After that, I told her I was no longer giving her special treatment since she made a joke of it (even though I still do) it was just a much needed, lighthearted moment at that horrific time
She is going to pay me back "big time" when she is cured ands this is all behind her!!!!

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robinvan
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No fighting on the internet! LOL

I have 3 daughters and enjoy every minute of it. They do a great job of singing "Sisters" from "A White Christmas".

Glad the colonoscopy went well Amy.

Rob; in Vancouver

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Aud
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Joined: Oct 2009

and Amy, congrats on your colonoscopy. I'm with Lisa, just the mere mention of Miralax - Gaaag! I'm pleasantly living in denial till they tell me I'm due again.
Aud

Jaylo969
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Joined: Jan 2010

after my dx kept telling everyone that SHE was devastated. I wasn't devastated at all.She went to every infusion with me, took notes, added some of her own funny thoughts knowing my husband would be reading the notes. Things like "Doctor says no sex for 6 months", "Dr. says you MUST eat hotdogs at least 2 times week".

Most importantly at age 59 she had her first colonoscopy and was totally clear!We are 3 yrs apart ( she is the old one...LOL)Our other 2 siblings passed away in their 30's so we cling to one another.Sisters and daughters ROCK!! It's a girl thing I guess.

-Pat

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Aud
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you guys are too funny! I remember when I was telling my family, little by little, about my cancer diagnosis (it was much harder than I thought, and whenever I could, I'd get my Boyfriend to tell), one of my sisters said "Does this mean I have to be nice to you now?" Of course, she had me cracking up!
Sister Love - nothing like it.
Aud

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tootsie1
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Glad you got it done! Doctors are usually pretty good at "eyeballing" stuff and knowing if it's bad or good. Hope yours is right on the money this time!

*hugs*
Gail

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