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Colonoscopy tomorrow.

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Well, I had a fun afternoon!  Going in tomorrow morning for a checkup colonoscopy.  The new prep fluids are quite a bit easier to swallow and produce the same result.  Second dose in the morning, then 10 minutes of deep deep sleep.  Wish me luck for a clean bill of health.  

And if you are over 50. And have not had one yet, it is time to get one scheduled.  A co-worker just found out she has colon cancer, which was prevalent in her family (sister just died from it a few months ago) and had never had a checkup because “everything was fine”.  DO IT. YOU MAY SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. 

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Good luck on your procedure. My mom died from colon cancer. I have had 2 so far and due for my next one in 8 months.

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going in for my Colonoscopy next Tuesday. Last one, 5 years ago, came out good. hoping for the same result this time around.

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My wife goes for hers on Monday.  I'm 55 and had one scheduled, but I refuse to get a covid test to get a simple procedure done. I asked if the doctor is going to be tested the day of as well as all of the staff? They said no.  So, docs and staff who are more likely to come in contact with covid don't need to be tested to protect my safety.  

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I was having an acid reflux problem right around the time of my first scheduled colonoscopy. The doctor said, "No problem, we can also put a scope down your throat when you're out."

"So you're going in both ends?"

Without missing a beat, he replied, "Now you know what prison is like." 

I have a new doctor.

Good luck, O.

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I’ve done four of them and the procedure has improved vastly over the last eight years. Much more... comfortable..but very important. Don’t be the tough guy who won’t let a doctor any where near their butt hole. Real men get colonoscopies! Live to hunt for many more years.

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Good luck! Hope you get a Thumbs Up from the doc!!! (pun intended)

I've been through a few of these. No big deal really. MUCH better than what could happen if someone refuses to have it done, for silly reasons.

Do it for yourself. Do it for your family.

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Thanks everyone , it went well.  Home now resting up.  I will be able to finally watch the last 2 episodes of Yellowstone.  They Found a couple of polyps that will be tested. Results in 2 weeks.  Otherwise all good.

 

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That’s good to hear Otto. I had 5 polyps the 1st time and none the second  time. Best sleep I ever had.

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Thanks everyone , it went well.  Home now resting up.  I will be able to finally watch the last 2 episodes of Yellowstone.  They Found a couple of polyps that will be tested. Results in 2 weeks.  Otherwise all good.
 

Atta boy...might I suggest a rewind to the water trough scene...you earned it!


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Got my results today.  One is benign, the other was not benign - but had not become cancerous yet.  It was removed and a follow up colonoscopy is supposed to be in 7 years, which I think is way too long for someone my age.  Will have a follow up appointment with the gastro and my regular Dr. to learn more.  Just googled some if it and I would rather not try to decipher all the possibilities and scenarios until I talk to the professionals.  

Good news/ bad news - but overall more good than bad.

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9 hours ago, cynthiafu said:

My husband goes in for his 2nd one on Oct 7 . 

The procedure is much easier than even five years ago.  Good luck to him!

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