By Turtle Latest Reply 2010-02-08 01:54:57 -0600
Started 2010-02-06 01:14:40 -0600

Yippy skippy I have to have one done. No date yet but probably soon.

I also do not have my knee surgery date yet. I have to let her associate do it and that does not thrill me.

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Elrond 2010-02-08 01:54:57 -0600 Report

My advice is to be sure to have plenty of toilet paper on hand. Wet Ones wipes are great too.

Zimoss 2010-02-08 00:08:59 -0600 Report

the worst part is the "go- lightly" turbo-super-colon-blow laxative you drink the day before. I added crystal light and it was a bit better, but still tasted like salty lemonade :(

The actual procedure was a piece of cake.

jayabee52 2010-02-07 01:21:45 -0600 Report

Yippy skippy Robbin

Praying all goes well with you.

If you are not thrilled with the new Dr, perhaps you could/should postpone until the one you like has an opening. — just my 2 cents. ~J~

donna13 2010-02-06 08:52:27 -0600 Report

Please, everyone, don't let fear keep you from having this procedure. 6 years ago my doctor wanted me to have my esophagus checked (forget what this is called) because I have severe reflux. She said as long as I would be under anesthesia for this I should have a colonoscopy, too. The gastro found a suspicious spot in the colon, it wasn't even a polyp yet. He took a small sample of it, and it came back as malignant. I had surgery for it within a month, they got it all and I didn't have to undergo chemo or radiation. All because it was caught very early. I shudder to think what would have happened if I hadn't had the test. I have one regularly, every year at first, and now am on a 3 year schedule. Noone hates the prep more than I do. But it is well worth it.

Elrond 2010-02-06 01:59:26 -0600 Report

Well, Turtle,
A colonoscopy is no big deal but the prep is a 'pain in the a**'. I had one a couple months ago and I wouldn't mind the procedure a bit but the fasting and purging beforehand are difficult. It's especially difficult while attempting to maintain blood sugar.

imsuzie2 2010-02-06 03:59:59 -0600 Report

Since I became diabetic, I am allowed "egg drop" broth, which helps a bit. That is the only time I go low…got into the 70's, so use sparkling apple juice (2 oz at a time) and Popsicles…still use sugar-free jello, but add 2oz of the sparkling apple juice to the water. And, I test about every 2 hrs. I have a hard time "eating" that day, not liking liquids as much as solids!

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