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Buzzard
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Well, Im home. I had my first colonoscopy after surgery July 15th 08 this morning and am happy to say that everything is clear and he doesn't want me back for 2 years....YESSS !!!
So I celebrated this morning with a LARGE McDonalds coffee and a sausage,egg, and cheese McGriddle....Life is Good again.....I'm heading to Mickey Mouse in Orlando Saturday and I can't wait...I will return Thursday night but I will be back on Friday morning.....

For those whom are having colonoscopys done with an ostomy. I simply left the bag and everything attached and did my regular work day and removed bag and placed another on when full. I did this all evening yesterday and then last night I went to sleep and it was partially full this morning. I replaced it with a new bag and went for the colonoscopy. I left my entire bag and attachment on and all they did was remove the bag, they did the scope with the seal ring on and then re attached the bag when done. Simple as pie...and the prep was easy. No raw butt, nothing. Thank you all for the thoughts and well wishes, they worked like a charm. Guys and Gals......life is so good and getting better everyday for me....I certainly wish that for each of us here and others that are just now getting the DX. I sure do understand how the great people in here save a lot of lives simply by being there for someone to talk to and having the knowledge to make others feel good about their prognosis'....Keep up the great work Guys and Gals....I love you all.....

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Patteee
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oh wow- that is wunderbar.

Quick question on your ostomy bag comment. Have you ever tried the bags that just attach to the skin, no o-ring? I had the o-ring for about 6 weeks and then the stoma nurse changed me to the one that the entire thing seals on the skin- bags were smaller, I got a better seal and all around just seemed to work better.

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angelsbaby
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is good news, time to relax now have fun with mickey take care

michelle

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Sundanceh
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Wow Mickey D's today....and then Mickey Orlando this weekend...man, that's gonna' be great! We got to go there on our honeymoon and had the best time of our lives there...sooo much to do there....well enjoy that...hope I can go again one day too...The Happiest Place In The World!

I am really glad that you got a good report....always a nice pick-me-up to hear that.

Thanks for the update and have a great trip!

-Craig

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Shayenne
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WOW!! I am so happy to heae everything went well, no colonscopy for 2 years??? wow! I'd definitely be celebrating as well! I love those McGriddles,! You deserve it all! Have fun in Orlando! I have never been to Disneyworld, sounds and looks like a beautiful place! One of these days I will be able to show my kids what a beach even looks like! I hope I get to be where you are one of these days.

Thanks for the ostomy tips, I wouldn't have known what to do with the all that changing, but will make sure I do what you do when they want another colonoscopy from me.

Glad to hear everything well with you handsome!

Hugsss!
~Donna

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lisa42
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Buzz,

I'm glad to hear your great news after the colonoscopy! Go celebrate!!!

Lisa

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Buzzard
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I also turned 55 Tuesday the 1st so now I get all my coffee at a discount at Hardees and my groceries at Krogers on Tuesday for Senior Citizens at a discount...Hmm, I don't know if I like these Golden Years or not....LOL

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Shayenne
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFT!!! I wish I would have known sooner, I would have made a birthday thread!! You're to young to be a senior citizen! I thought that was for the 65 and over?

Oh well, discounts are a good thing too! at any age :)

Hugsss!
~Donna

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mommyof2kds
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Glad to hear that you are in the clear, enjoy your time in orlando..

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VickiCO
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Glad your results were so good...when I had my post-op colonoscopy they found more polyps, but they were benign. They also found severe damage from the radiation, and now I am dealing with colitis as a result - but when I consider the alternative, I am blessed.

Many hugs, Vicki

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Annabelle41415
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That is awesome news. Now you can go to Orlando and have a great time without worrying about it. I hope you have a fantastic time

Congratulations!

Kim

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johnnybegood
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buzz so glad to hear you are living life to the fullest.sometimes i feel if it wasnt for you holding onto that rope i would not have made it.i feel some what of a connection between us not because we talk a lot but because we live in the same state and you are such an inspiration to me.have fun on your trip it sounds great and be safe.....Godbless....johnnybegood

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lesvanb
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This is awesome news Buzzard. Enjoy Disneyworld and everything else and laugh up a storm.

Leslie

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tootsie1
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Happy Birthday and congratulations on the good news! I'm so happy you got a GREAT report! Have fun with Mickey!!!

*hugs*
Gail

amcp
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So thankful to hear the great news. You have been such an inspiration to me during our own struggle and you were so supportive, caring and helpful. You were truly an angel for us. Thanks to you and others on this site who are so ready to lift your spirits, offer help, encouragement and support. We can never forget the family of colorectal cancers surviors and family members. We will still be reading if not posting. Love all of you.
Frank and Anna

amcp
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So thankful to hear the great news. You have been such an inspiration to me during our own struggle and you were so supportive, caring and helpful. You were truly an angel for us. Thanks to you and others on this site who are so ready to lift your spirits, offer help, encouragement and support. We can never forget the family of colorectal cancers surviors and family members. We will still be reading if not posting. Love all of you.
Frank and Anna

amcp
Posts: 251
Joined: Jan 2009

So thankful to hear the great news. You have been such an inspiration to me during our own struggle and you were so supportive, caring and helpful. You were truly an angel for us. Thanks to you and others on this site who are so ready to lift your spirits, offer help, encouragement and support. We can never forget the family of colorectal cancers surviors and family members. We will still be reading if not posting. Love all of you.
Frank and Anna

amcp
Posts: 251
Joined: Jan 2009

So thankful to hear the great news. You have been such an inspiration to me during our own struggle and you were so supportive, caring and helpful. You were truly an angel for us. Thanks to you and others on this site who are so ready to lift your spirits, offer help, encouragement and support. We can never forget the family of colorectal cancers surviors and family members. We will still be reading if not posting. Love all of you.
Frank and Anna

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dixchi
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I'm late getting on here but hope you had a great birthday
and am so happy for the good news; you have been an inspiration
to me thru my ordeal and so far I have been enjoying NEDness;
next scans are Oct. Bout this time last year we were having
the "hurricane in the midwest" and you were out sawing limbs....
what an experience, hope once in a lifetime. Hey, senior
citizens are not until 80s and 90s anymore....we are young
chicks. love ya!
Barbara

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