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I had a colonoscopy today

  1. Mar 12, 2014 #1
    Ha Ha! I had a colonoscopy today and you did not!!
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2014 #2

    phinds

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    Oh, lucky you !

    That is definitely something I decided not to take up as a hobby.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2014 #3

    DataGG

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    .... Laughed.. Nice.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2014 #4

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    Yeah, but did you have the guts (pun intended) to have it done without any sedation? I did! It was fun seeing the inside of one's colon displayed on a large-screen monitor.

    Zz.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2014 #5
    The actual colonoscopy is the easy part. The preparation is really a pain in the @@s.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2014 #6
    You got that right! Not doing that again!
     
  8. Mar 13, 2014 #7

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    They didn't offer me that choice a couple of years ago when I had my first colonoscopy. They hooked me up with an IV, wheeled me into the operation room, asked me to turn over on my side, and the next thing I knew, I was waking up in the recovery room.

    Yep. I didn't get much sleep the night before, dealing with the effects of the laxatives to clear everything out of my bowels.

    At least they didn't find anything, so that gave me some peace of mind. :smile:
     
  9. Mar 13, 2014 #8
    Good news at the end.:devil:
     
  10. Mar 13, 2014 #9

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    My first was done awake with demerol. I loved it, no discomfort and they did a number of biopsies and removed several pre-cancerous polyps. I felt so great the rest of the day I wanted to do it again the next day!

    The second one was done with complete anesthesia, woke up in horrible pain, was miserable and in pain for 2 days and they did no biopsies or removals.

    Next time I am demanding to stay awake and have the demerol!
     
  11. Mar 14, 2014 #10

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    Yeah, my colonoscopy a couple years ago was surprisingly easy. Awake through the whole thing and pretty interesting to watch.

    One tip for when you are cleansing/preparing the day before -- take walks for each cleansing cycle. Short walks of course, but walks... :smile:
     
  12. Mar 14, 2014 #11

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    What has been read cannot be un-read...
     
  13. Mar 14, 2014 #12

    jtbell

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    Your time will come. Muahaha! :devil:
     
  14. Mar 14, 2014 #13

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    How could you not do it again? If you had a clean inspection, i.e. no polyps, don't you have to go back in ... what, 10 years? It is not as if you have to do this every year or every other year.

    They found polyps in mine, so I have to go back in 3 years. But of all the preventive acts that we do, this one is the most important, because it can be treated very easily if detected early, with high rate of success. I'd rather deal with a one day of staying at home near the bathroom, and then another half a day of the procedure, rather than endure months and years of suffering at something that could have been prevented.

    Zz.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2014 #14

    Drakkith

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    *cries*
     
  16. Mar 14, 2014 #15

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    I won't comment on this thread.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2014 #16

    Evo

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    I have pictures, somewhere.
     
  18. Mar 14, 2014 #17

    ZapperZ

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    I asked the attending Gastro-intestine specialist if he could record a video of the whole procedure, since I was watching it live on the big-screen monitor. He said no. I then said:

    "Too bad. I could show this video during my next dinner party!"

    Zz.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2014 #18

    Evo

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    lol!!!
     
  20. Mar 14, 2014 #19

    Drakkith

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    *sighs*
     
  21. Mar 14, 2014 #20

    Evo

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    It's all just bright and shiny pink, no poo. Except the polyps are raised.

    I've got picks of my scarred esophagus and hernia! I think I should upload those! Those pics are incoming.
     
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