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Old 02-06-2020, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by marlinmike View Post
My brother in-law was just diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, he is 51, has two kids in high school and he will not see them off to college. Can't blame him, at 51 you are not all in for this test, sadly he doesn't have much time.

Only share to get those close to 50 to think, as one of my friends says, 50 is the latest you should get the first one, more like 48...
Sorry to hear that! Buddy of mine had stage 4..He is still here after about 6-8 yrs. They had just enough Colon to re-attach..He has issues going to the Bathroom, So bad ,He had a Prescription for Morphine.He refuses to take the Bag route..He is 64yrs. old. Prayers to Your B.I.L. !!
Old 02-07-2020, 02:49 PM
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I'll try to keep it short..........

Mom had colon cancer when I was in high school, early 70's. Chemo, radiation, the whole nine yards. Ended up with a full colectomy.
Fast forward to the early 90's. She was having some medical issues again and was unable to drive. I took her to EVERY appointment and consultation with her oncologist.
Never once did the Doctor suggest that I have a colonoscopy and honestly I never asked if I should.
Skip ahead to 2001..........
Had some odd symptoms, called my GP and he set me up for the procedure.
Surprise!!
Stage 4 colon cancer. The Cleveland Clinic told me I had less than a year to live. My only comment to them?

"MY ACHING ASS!!!" I am not going to give up as easily as you seem to be.

Here I am 19 years later. Living the oood life.
Trust me when I say..........
Go get the test. Test early and test yearly.
Compared to what you go through if you don't, the test is a walk in the park.

Old 02-07-2020, 10:31 PM
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I just had my 2nd procedure Friday. The Dr. removed one small polyp, said it was not cancerous. Not to bad for a 70 year old. My previous procedure was 13 years ago. Was totally clear then. Lost track of time as I was supposed to have my 2nd procedure in 2017. Glad my delay did not prove to be problematic. Next one, 2025. The prep is still worse than the procedure.
Old 02-13-2020, 06:19 AM
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I had mine yesterday. All clear with recall in five years. I think this was my sixth one. Get it done all. It could save your life. The exam is no big deal. I arrived at the center at 7:15 , had the procedure at 8:15 and was in the car with my wife at 9:15. One funny moment before the exam. My nurse asked if I would object to a rep from a company working with my doctor on new equipment being present. I said fine, I won’t even know they are there. She laughed and said no you won’t .
Old 02-13-2020, 06:38 AM
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Just had my first one yesterday. Waited a bit longer then i should have but in the end 100% good. Prep wasn't bad at all and the whole thing was really a non event. Just about made myself sick with Dr Google beforehand.
But in the end not a big deal at all!
Old 02-13-2020, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by bruiser1956 View Post
I'll try to keep it short..........

Mom had colon cancer when I was in high school, early 70's. Chemo, radiation, the whole nine yards. Ended up with a full colectomy.
Fast forward to the early 90's. She was having some medical issues again and was unable to drive. I took her to EVERY appointment and consultation with her oncologist.
Never once did the Doctor suggest that I have a colonoscopy and honestly I never asked if I should.
Skip ahead to 2001..........
Had some odd symptoms, called my GP and he set me up for the procedure.
Surprise!!
Stage 4 colon cancer. The Cleveland Clinic told me I had less than a year to live. My only comment to them?

"MY ACHING ASS!!!" I am not going to give up as easily as you seem to be.

Here I am 19 years later. Living the oood life.
Trust me when I say..........
Go get the test. Test early and test yearly.
Compared to what you go through if you don't, the test is a walk in the park.
My mom had a cancerous polyp removed and re-sectioning in the late 90s. She was 50 and I was 20. Her doc told her to make sure I got tested early. I went for my first at age 40 and they found a big precancerous polyp that they were able to remove. Doc said it would have been bad if I waited until 50 or later. Now I am on the 3 year plan. No big deal except for a few hours of prep.
Old 02-13-2020, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by joeyd View Post
Had mine last year. The prep was mixed with Gatorade,not bad at all. Get it done people, best sleep of your life and may be a life saver.
I got one last year -no sleep ,watched it on the monitior
Not enough drugs
Old 02-13-2020, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by waynesworld10 View Post
I got one last year -no sleep ,watched it on the monitior
Not enough drugs
I've had those before....did you feel violated?

Glad you guys are getting good reports.
Old 02-13-2020, 01:22 PM
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I got back My results from the colon biopsies several were the kind that turn to cancer but we're removed, the same results were found with the EGD scope.
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Had my first one Monday, not bad other than monkey butt from all of the wiping. Not sure if you can call that sleep, more like time stood still. I remember telling the nurse my face was tingling and then waking up 2 hours later and that was it. Good for 10 years.
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
what about the deal I see on tv where you poop in a box and send it off to be checked?
Pretty crude test I think - significant false positives and I suspect false negatives too. Everyone I knew had to go in for a colonoscopy and they found nothing bad.
Old 02-13-2020, 10:25 PM
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Had a consultation this week for my first to be done on the 24th. Quite the ingredients list they gave me for the clean out cocktail.

Old 02-14-2020, 05:56 AM
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There are several preps available. They give you the one that best fits your needs based off your medical history. Here are a few tips. A week before stop eating anything with a lot of fiber. Five days before stop red meats. Three days before have soups. Get A & D cream and use it prior to starting your prep. It will save you later. Drink plenty of water in the days leading up as the prep will dehydrate you. I had to do the 4 liter prep. After every glass of prep I took a swig of light colored Gatorade. It got the taste of the prep out of my mouth. The exam is a breeze. Good luck.
Old 02-14-2020, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by silverg View Post
Had a consultation this week for my first to be done on the 24th. Quite the ingredients list they gave me for the clean out cocktail.
Call them back and ask for script of suprep. Two bottles that you drink at two different times. Doesn't taste great but works quickly and efficiently.

As per above, key is to watch what you eat about 2 days before the prep. It will help everything go much smoother.
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Originally Posted by weatherman View Post
I have ulcers, so every 5 years I have an upper and lower at the same time. Told the surgeon (he’s a friend) I did not care as long as he did the top first. The prep truly is amazing... I have a colleague who swallowed a camera, and got a movie of his entire digestive tract. Pretty neat, but my doc still recommends the old style.
I`m 78 and have been getting the top and bottom every 5 years since my early 40`s due to ulcer and diverticulitis problems. The prep methods have gotten much better over the years but still a PITA.
Old 02-14-2020, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by ChannelTwo View Post
Call them back and ask for script of suprep. Two bottles that you drink at two different times. Doesn't taste great but works quickly and efficiently.

As per above, key is to watch what you eat about 2 days before the prep. It will help everything go much smoother.
X2 on the above.

https://suprepkit.com/
Old 02-23-2020, 06:06 AM
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Well I failed to come back to read this thread after I posted and missed the suggestions on prep that were posted.

Time to get this party started.




and lunch yesterday



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That ought to do it! Should be a heck of a transformation!

Best of luck on getting good results

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