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The anesthesia is freaky. I've had at least 10 counting the flex sigs. The nurses know me and always tell me I've talked to them thru the entire procedure. But of course I remember nothing. Freaky.
And of course you have no idea what you said either.

I was a little more awake for a procedure and I do remember trying to sweet talk the nurse. It was just like I was drunk at a bar around 1am.
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Already back. I actually wasn't out for it - just some verced and fentanyl. I watched the camera feed the whole time while joking with the doc and nurses. He said I had a "tortured colon" - lot's of twists and turns. He snipped two polyps and said I have some diverticulosis (asymptomatic). They'll check the polyps and worst case is I come back in 5 years, best case is 10 years. Had some lunch and now pondering a nap.

Fwiw I worked yesterday until 6pm, came right home and started the prep. Did work email this morning, then had a 10:30 appt, was out by noon, and I'll likely be doing work email this afternoon.
I wonder what is worse -- a tortured colon, or a tortured soul...
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I wonder what is worse -- a tortured colon, or a tortured soul...
since I have a little from column A, a little from column B, it is hard to separate them out...

Feel a bit better after a nap. Not much sleep to be had last night. Some of you guys must have done different meds (eg propofal) as I remember pretty much everything. I guess I got just enough narcotic to not mind the violation. Only thing that was kinda annoying was some pressure from being inflated when he was knee-deep in the tortured tunnel™.
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"tortuous" = twisted colon.

General rec's: age 50 white no family history
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If a 1st degree relative (mom, dad, sister) had CRC diagnosed before age 60, get scoped either 10 years before their age of dx or 45 (so if dad got it at 45, start at 35)

Nostatic, glad it turned out ok.
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A good friend on mine yesterday said, "your doc talked you into that? For me, no symptoms, no scope." I pointed out that by the time you get symptoms you're likely screwed. This is one of the easier cancers to detect and prevent - if you do the procedure.
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I get to have a c-scope once a year thanks to Crohn's disease....yeah!

I wish they could do the job by swallowing one of those pill cameras.
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My first was when I was 50, the Doc found a couple of polyps of the kind that "can turn cancerous". Five years later when I had my second one he shared with me that if I hadn't had the one at 50, there was a good chance I wouldn't have been around for the second one.

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My brother-in-law (thinks he's invincible, power-lifter type) waited until 58 for his first colonoscopy, despite the fact that his dad had colon cancer. Bad move. A couple of week ago he was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Fortunately they were able to cut out that bad stuff and he should be fine. If he's lucky they'll be able to hook the plumbing back up and colostomy bag will only have been a temporary inconvenience.
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Thanks for the thread. I will be 50 this year. Time to lose my virginity.
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I'm pleased it worked out well Todd. I had that, um spelling - diverticulitus about a month ago. Really bad stomach pains but goes away witrh treatments.

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My brother-in-law (thinks he's invincible, power-lifter type) waited until 58 for his first colonoscopy, despite the fact that his dad had colon cancer.
My regular doc (who I like a lot) is a stickler for family history and the genetics of certain diseases. I had one (or two) grandparents die of colon cancer so I'm a somewhat higher risk. If my dad had died of it, I'd be at a really high risk. As it stands he died of bladder cancer at 86, which is hopefully less worrisome as it seems that for men, prostate and bladder cancer are booby prizes for living a long time (80+).
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The doc said I happened to be passing a kidney stone at the same time as I got the diverticulitus, so ALL tests were way off the scale. The doc, she, is very pretty and I rather enjoyed her trying to work out why I had aching balls as well. It should have been like Tweezers post and I give her a free breast examination.

A couple of weeks later all the tests were back to normal. I just felt as if I was falling to bits with the two bad pains hitting at the same time, but I will keep up on my yearly tests. Our family die of other things, but I will still do the tests.
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Colonoscopy prep, were you referring to filing deadline for the 1040?
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I can't believe no one has yet posted this link.

Dave Barry: A journey into my colon -- and yours - Dave Barry - MiamiHerald.com

It is by Dave Barry. If you don't laugh at this peice you don't have a sense of humor. It is one of my favorites.

Here is a piece of the article:

The instructions for MoviPrep, clearly written by somebody with a great sense of humor, state that after you drink it, ''a loose watery bowel movement may result.'' This is kind of like saying that after you jump off your roof, you may experience contact with the ground.
MoviPrep is a nuclear laxative. I don't want to be too graphic, here, but: Have you ever seen a space shuttle launch? This is pretty much the MoviPrep experience, with you as the shuttle. There are times when you wish the commode had a seat belt. You spend several hours pretty much confined to the bathroom, spurting violently. You eliminate everything. And then, when you figure you must be totally empty, you have to drink another liter of MoviPrep, at which point, as far as I can tell, your bowels travel into the future and start eliminating food that you have not even eaten yet.
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I read the article. Laughing too hard, won't be able to finish my coffee.
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My regular doc (who I like a lot) is a stickler for family history and the genetics of certain diseases. I had one (or two) grandparents die of colon cancer so I'm a somewhat higher risk. If my dad had died of it, I'd be at a really high risk. As it stands he died of bladder cancer at 86, which is hopefully less worrisome as it seems that for men, prostate and bladder cancer are booby prizes for living a long time (80+).
It seems that u don't have to live that long ie. 80 to experience prostate problems. My two brothers in law had their prostate removed, one is okay but also one had his bladder removed and I am also in my 60's with prostate problems. An aggressive form of cancer in the prostate can spread outside the the prostate in a matter of months.Regular checkups(ie. digital exams plus psa tests) are essential to prevent problems. The penis can rapidly change from a source of pleasure to a pain in a very short period of time. Just a heads up - uh pardon the pun!
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I read the article. Laughing too hard, won't be able to finish my coffee.
Dave is the master at work with that article.
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I can't believe no one has yet posted this link.

Dave Barry: A journey into my colon -- and yours - Dave Barry - MiamiHerald.com

It is by Dave Barry. If you don't laugh at this peice you don't have a sense of humor. It is one of my favorites.

Here is a piece of the article:

The instructions for MoviPrep, clearly written by somebody with a great sense of humor, state that after you drink it, ''a loose watery bowel movement may result.'' This is kind of like saying that after you jump off your roof, you may experience contact with the ground.
MoviPrep is a nuclear laxative. I don't want to be too graphic, here, but: Have you ever seen a space shuttle launch? This is pretty much the MoviPrep experience, with you as the shuttle. There are times when you wish the commode had a seat belt. You spend several hours pretty much confined to the bathroom, spurting violently. You eliminate everything. And then, when you figure you must be totally empty, you have to drink another liter of MoviPrep, at which point, as far as I can tell, your bowels travel into the future and start eliminating food that you have not even eaten yet.

Dave Barry started out (I think) up here. He was the only guy that kept the Vancouver Colombian (the local rag) off the bird cage floor.....He was gone in a year, IIRC.

On topic: I've had 2 scopes. I prefer unconscious
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