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TheLadySkye
TheLadySkye Member Posts: 203 Member

Going in tomorrow for a colonscopy/anoscopy a year after my surgey.  I swear, the prep is different every time I go.  This time the goodie bag is full of dulcolax and zofram and magnesium citrate.  I'm pretty sure this is the worst yet.  The dulcolax has me in an incredible amount of stomach pain, and the magnesium citrate is FAR worse than the miralax I had last time.

Not fun by any stretch, but I'll get through it. 

If you have a moment, please send any good thoughts, prayers, candles, swinging chickens, love, luck, and lollipops that everything comes back clean.  I'm quite nervous about the anesthesia and that they might find something else. 

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Thinking of you

    I will be thinking of you tomorrow for sure. 

    That sounds like an awful mixture they have given you. Can you not call your GI Doc and tell him that you have stomach cramps? Surely that is not what is expected. I've had several Colonoscopies and only ever drunk one liquid (gross, but not causing pain). 

    I never bother with anesthesia for a Colonoscopy, so I'll swing a chicken around for that. 

    Blessings dear Skye.

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Yolllmbs
    Yolllmbs Member Posts: 360 Member
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    Good thoughts

    Prayers and swinging chickens, candles and every other positive things. Is start dancing but we would end up with rain.  I'll be thinking about you. Sending strength and cyber hugs. My friend tells me no matter how I feel I don't walk alone. Around here people are so supportive and carrying. You won't worry alone. We will be here. 

     

    Yolanda

  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588 Member
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    You'll sail through

    Sending you winds of good fortune and a cosmic current to take you home. I used Suprep for my colonoscopies, 1 cup of prep and 2 cups of water, easy peasy. Try it on your next one. Wishing you a clean scan and good news.

  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827 Member
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    Easyflip said:

    You'll sail through

    Sending you winds of good fortune and a cosmic current to take you home. I used Suprep for my colonoscopies, 1 cup of prep and 2 cups of water, easy peasy. Try it on your next one. Wishing you a clean scan and good news.

    I'll be thinking of you and

    I'll be thinking of you and praying all goes well.  The prep is the worst. let us know how you make out.

    CM

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Prayers on Way

    Prayers on the way for a good prep night.  This time mine was the big bottle of go-lytly or whatever it was but it was in half doses.  Starting at 6:00 p.m. drinking half and then again at 3:00 a.m.  Never ever will that be my prep.  You talk about being up all night, never slept all night and that made me very irritable to say the least.  Hope you get through the prep with lots of poop coming out so that you are clean because even my daughter said her prep didn't work.  Lets just hope you get through this night and a clean scan for tomorrow. 

    Kim

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Prayers on Way

    Prayers on the way for a good prep night.  This time mine was the big bottle of go-lytly or whatever it was but it was in half doses.  Starting at 6:00 p.m. drinking half and then again at 3:00 a.m.  Never ever will that be my prep.  You talk about being up all night, never slept all night and that made me very irritable to say the least.  Hope you get through the prep with lots of poop coming out so that you are clean because even my daughter said her prep didn't work.  Lets just hope you get through this night and a clean scan for tomorrow. 

    Kim

    It didn't go lightly for me

    I spewed GoLYTELY all over the bathroom wall. I could not keep it down, not one bit. 

    Like Richard, I do Suprep now. Doesn't taste nice, but it has a slight (as in VERY slight) licorice taste and at least I can keep it down. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
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    Trubrit said:

    It didn't go lightly for me

    I spewed GoLYTELY all over the bathroom wall. I could not keep it down, not one bit. 

    Like Richard, I do Suprep now. Doesn't taste nice, but it has a slight (as in VERY slight) licorice taste and at least I can keep it down. 

    Sue - Trubrit

    I'll be thinking about you.

    I'll be thinking about you. Sending great big vibes your way. 

  • UncleBuddy
    UncleBuddy Member Posts: 1,019 Member
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    Sending good thoughts your way

    and lots of cyber hugs. I hope everything comes back looking great.

    Lin

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member
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    Good luck to you. I have a

    Good luck to you. I have a colonoscopy and endoscpoy scheduled for the 17th but might delay it a week since the 17th I will be on Xeloda and not feeling well to begin with and really dont want to do the prep on top of chemo.

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
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    Hope all is well today!

    Praying for good results!  I haven't used Ducolax since I was 11.  That is the worst cramping pain!  I just drink the gallon jug o' crap (it keeps changing thanks to my HMO saving money).  I, too, once spewed the prep all over like Trubit.  Not fun, but will continue to do it and urge friends and family to get tested.  Traci

  • TheLadySkye
    TheLadySkye Member Posts: 203 Member
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    Thank you!

    I am grateful that my tests today went surprisingly well. For the first time in...pretty much EVER...they got the IV in on the first try. I woke up from the anesthesia (always a question mark in my mind) and everything came back clear. A couple outstanding questions were answered, so that was a benefit as well. I appreciate all the prayers, good thoughts, love, luck, and lollipops that you all have sent my way leading up to today. I am very blessed.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Thank you!

    I am grateful that my tests today went surprisingly well. For the first time in...pretty much EVER...they got the IV in on the first try. I woke up from the anesthesia (always a question mark in my mind) and everything came back clear. A couple outstanding questions were answered, so that was a benefit as well. I appreciate all the prayers, good thoughts, love, luck, and lollipops that you all have sent my way leading up to today. I am very blessed.

    Did you say clear?

    Well, that must call for the excitable Spinning Man image.

    I am so glad to hear that all went well, and now you're on the right end of things. 

    How often will you be monitored? Every three months, six? 

    I hope you were able to celebrate. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Yolllmbs
    Yolllmbs Member Posts: 360 Member
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    Trubrit said:

    Did you say clear?

    Well, that must call for the excitable Spinning Man image.

    I am so glad to hear that all went well, and now you're on the right end of things. 

    How often will you be monitored? Every three months, six? 

    I hope you were able to celebrate. 

    Sue - Trubrit

    Good news!

    The chickens will be happy!  Celebrate 

     

    Yolanda

  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588 Member
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    Woo Hoo!

    Here's to a clear scan, I've got to start swinging chickens! : )