Colonoscopy

Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:17 am

It seems during my first one I flopped around like a fish on the floor & was in a lot of pain.


Do they still use stirrup pumps and horse turpentine in Maine for colonoscopies? A good colonic and a Boroscope from Harbor Freight will reveal all. It can be a little disconcerting so bite on a wooden peg and swallow some moonshine first you won't feel a thing. You think I am joking? Give Obummer another year with our health system and we will all be doing it that way. I am getting my shingle ready for nailing to the gate. After horse colic and making a horse swallow a rubber tube a human colonoscopy would be a snap.
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: beemerboy On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:08 pm

When I had the last colonoscopy I asked doctor if I was going to put to sleep for it. When he said "yes, why?", I said I don't want to know anything about whats going on back there.
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: tikigeorge On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:35 pm

Get yours before fifty is the norm now. I waited and it was almost to late. Cancer in the rectum ready to move on but got it just in time. Removed my rectum and cancer free for the past 13 years. My friends mother ignored the blood on the stool and did nothing until it was to late.
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:42 pm

Was scheduled for one of Feb 13th... got call rescheduled for march 12th. Not big on anestetics. am COPD and i do need to cough to clear lungs every now and again. if i don't cough mucus will inhibit my breathing. Dr or no Dr if they don't grasp this fact it won't be good for me being under beyond being able to auto reflex to cough. only other surgery i had eons ago i woke up in recovery, momentarily and yanked the air tubes up nose/down throat and passed back out. tried to call nurses but tubes down throat prevented me. was a 6 hour surgery reconnecting ALL the tendons in my shoulder, and putting in 3 pins through joint to immobilize shoulder, from high siding a motorcycle to avoid running into a car that cut acroos my lane to turn up a side road. 3 months of no use of arm sucks. still have numbness in that shoulder in areas from the whole ordeal.
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:30 pm

[quote="coalnewbie"][quote] It seems during my first one I flopped around like a fish on the floor & was in a lot of pain.[/quote]

Do they still use stirrup pumps and horse turpentine in Maine for colonoscopies? A good colonic and a Boroscope from Harbor Freight will reveal all. It can be a little disconcerting so bite on a wooden peg and swallow some moonshine first you won't feel a thing. You think I am joking? Give Obummer another year with our health system and we will all be doing it that way. I am getting my shingle ready for nailing to the gate. After horse colic and making a horse swallow a rubber tube a human colonoscopy would be a snap.[/quote]

no, no, they gave me a hammafore! piece o cake :)
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: rychw On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:13 pm

I've had three thus far. Two were routine and uneventful except for the crap to drink and the toilet gripping. My first one was more interesting. I was not knocked out but woke up during the process and heard all the talk including 4 students watching and asking stupid questions. They talked about my ass and other physical characteristics they observed. I could feel pressure but fortunately no pain. I switched doctors and told the anesthesiologists on future tests to make sure they knock me out!!!!! The wife just had one and she had the most impressive farts the night after the test. She made me proud and envious.
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:31 pm

As Usual,I've got to Clarify the"Bottom" :doh: Line here and comment that it 's good to have Dialogue on something so Damn Threatening to us all. The more Informative and Humorous you can make an uncomfortable situation,the more some Folks may come around to the idea that a Colonoscopy is a LifeSaver. Sincerely Glad to be a Fart of this! :bag:
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:01 pm

And the best part is its behind ya now. :)
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:32 am

[quote="michaelanthony"].... no, no, they gave me a hammafore! piece o cake :)[/quote]

Wow even all the non Mainers know what this is?
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:12 am

A fellow pilot, age 42, the picture of health: ran/jogged every day, ate right, etc etc..
Had an 'issue' for a few days. thought he was somehow seriously constipated..
He went to the Doc, got an Xray, sent immediately to the hospital, and never came home..
From Doc's office to Morgue was 5 days..

GET A COLONOSCOPY EARLY ! If your health insurance won't cover it, fake it!! Say you have seen blood on your stool. They'll try to figure it out, but the 'bottom line' is that YOU see blood. They'll have to do a 'scope to find out where it's coming from.. [some Doctor told me that ! ]

Get a baseline 'scope, then every 5 years or so.. Everyone is different, the arbitrary 'after age 50' is just that: arbitrary.

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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:46 am

Just remember that that blood is more black in color not the bright red from hemorrhoids, They have to investigate deeper for the black stool. :idea: :oops:
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: Ctyankee On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:34 pm

42 is young to have a problem like that so far advanced. High probability that there was a family history of colon cancer in this case.

Blood in the stool can be detected in many cases chemically using a stool sample put on a "card". Of course if you SEE blood in your stool or toilet paper have it checked out! Most likely hemorrhoids but could be rectal cancer. And don't use fancy toilet paper with colored flowers and such on it, you are less likely to miss any red color with white paper. Any change in "bowel habits" is another thing that should be checked out. Age 50 is the usual time to get a colonoscopy.

The prep is the worst part. If your going through with having a colonoscopy read the freakin instructions! You want your colon shinny clean :oops: . NO fruits, vegetables, nuts or seeds a few days prior to the procedure. OK, so you gotta not eat the day before and then :shots: and then :flush: , but that only lasts a few hours normally. You don't want an asteroid to hide a little polyp. The preps are easier if the day your going to drink it you drink a lot of water during that day. The preps take water out of you so if you start really really hydrated its easier for ya.

The drugs are great, many anesthesiologist use propofol and your out like a light and wake up so quickly, you wonder why all these people are in your bed room at home.

Sometimes the doctor will let you take pictures of you colon home just to prove to everyone your brains are not located there :nana:
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: snuffy On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:13 pm

I think I dodged a bullet today in my colonoscopy. Dr. told me he found one polp, excised it and sent it for analysis. This is my third procedure (my dad died from colon cancer so I need no prompting to get tested) and so I'm getting the hang of "the cleanse." I was given something new called Prepopik. It was so much more tolerable then the gallon preps like golytey as you only need to drink two 5oz glasses of the mix over 12 hours with another 40oz of water for each 5oz. The prep tasted pleasant and mixed like alka seltzer although it had a scent like lemon pledge.
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:55 pm

snuffy wrote: The prep tasted pleasant and mixed like alka seltzer although it had a scent like lemon pledge.
Snuffy


Ah yes.... lemon pledge indeed, with a bit of an "oak" nose. Simply a must have at your next gathering. :doh: :yes:
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Re: Colonoscopy

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:22 am

waldo lemieux wrote:
snuffy wrote: The prep tasted pleasant and mixed like alka seltzer although it had a scent like lemon pledge.
Snuffy


Ah yes.... lemon pledge indeed, with a bit of an "oak" nose. Simply a must have at your next gathering. :doh: :yes:


Lemon Pledge & a lil Murphy Oil Soap :sick:
I fear im due for one of these soon :flush:
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