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sly279
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09 Jun 2020, 2:37 pm

I’m freaked out. He said they’d put me under to do it but that also scares me.
And they might do one where they go in from throat too, and I’d be all alone cause covid 19


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09 Jun 2020, 2:59 pm

understand your fear.. am avoiding getting one of those aswell , for that same very reason .
But in reality , have been through one of those long ago ,before the days of uber rides.
The staff was very kind to me after , i awoke , they said they were not going to put me under all the way. , but i went under and they allowed me time to recover . Probably should go ahead a get it out of the way . Doing both ends is just being very thorough. And getting a base exam , will let them know later on , if their are any unusual changes . just in case later on you have something going on down there. At a later date . Yes and understand the covid fears too.. doesn't look like covid is going anywhere too soon either. take care.


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09 Jun 2020, 4:26 pm

The preliminary things you have to do before the colonoscopy are worse than the colonscopy itself, which is no big deal.

I had a colonoscopy about 5 years ago.



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09 Jun 2020, 6:40 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
The preliminary things you have to do before the colonoscopy are worse than the colonscopy itself, which is no big deal.

I had a colonoscopy about 5 years ago.


drink a gallon of what ...and nothing else .loolz ... and be in the restroom Ugh .poor Kraftie ..... just teasing , in this statement :) , i remember similiar experience . ( not meant to be offensive ).


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09 Jun 2020, 6:45 pm

I won't do either one. Why do you HAVE to do these procedures? It is always good to evaluate risk versus benefit.


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09 Jun 2020, 6:59 pm

How come you have to get a colonoscopy, anyway?

I didn’t get my first one until I was 53.



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09 Jun 2020, 7:04 pm

I've had endoscopies (throat) and colonoscopies many times. You won't even know it happened. They really aren't that bad at all. I always look forward to the good rest when they knock me out, even if it's not full anaesthesia.

You'll be OK, Sly!! :heart:



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09 Jun 2020, 7:08 pm

I've had to get an endoscopy before, which I believe is the other procedure you're talking about. Like people have said, preparing for them is worse than the actual procedure itself. While it's scary to be put under, it's also a good thing, since you probably wont remember the procedure and it'll just seem like everything went by in a second. I was terrified for my endoscopy and then once the anesthesiologist injected me with the sedative I was out like a light, and when I woke up it was just over with.

By the way, I hope that both of the procedures go well for you and that the results from them come out okay.



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09 Jun 2020, 7:09 pm

I agree with Isabella, Sly.

They put you out. When you get back conscious, you feel sort of euphoric.



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09 Jun 2020, 10:39 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
How come you have to get a colonoscopy, anyway?

I didn’t get my first one until I was 53.


In my case, cancer runs on Dad’s side of the family, along with autism. It’s been over 40 years that the oncologist diagnosed Dad with colon cancer. While he was operated on to have that mass removed from his colon, it metastised into his liver, which took his life 2 weeks before his 51st birthday, 34 years ago.

He’s not the only one in the family that dealt with cancer. His 2 youngest brothers have dealt with cancer, With his youngest brother, the cowboy, being recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.



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09 Jun 2020, 10:42 pm

Meistersinger wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
How come you have to get a colonoscopy, anyway?

I didn’t get my first one until I was 53.


In my case, cancer runs on Dad’s side of the family, along with autism. It’s been over 40 years that the oncologist diagnosed Dad with colon cancer. While he was operated on to have that mass removed from his colon, it metastised into his liver, which took his life 2 weeks before his 51st birthday, 34 years ago.

He’s not the only one in the family that dealt with cancer. His 2 youngest brothers have dealt with cancer, With his youngest brother, the cowboy, being recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.


I"m sorry to hear that about your father :(

Apart from one suicide, everyone who's ever died in my family has died from cancer. Likely 20 people that we know of.

It's pretty much a given that it's in my family's genes somewhere, along with autism.



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10 Jun 2020, 2:57 am

blazingstar wrote:
I won't do either one. Why do you HAVE to do these procedures? It is always good to evaluate risk versus benefit.

I’m having issues and they want to find out why. It could be cancer but hopefully not.


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10 Jun 2020, 3:51 am

You have to get checked out.



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10 Jun 2020, 9:29 am

I had one last year. Wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it'd be, but it hurt at some points. Then again, my condition (IBD) turned out to be pretty bad, so it's no wonder it hurt. The doctor said that had my condition not been so bad, it wouldn't have hurt the way it did. Makes sense. I'm on meds now, so my next one, which is in the spring next year, probably won't hurt as much.

Anyway, my point is that it sounds way worse than it is, or at least that's how it was for me.



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10 Jun 2020, 9:44 am

Were you given an anesthetic that made you unconscious?



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10 Jun 2020, 6:26 pm

Big dragon hugs

((((((sly))))))

I hope everything goes all right and that there isn’t anything too concerning.

I may have to have one soon to confirm that I don’t have any GI bleeding (from ulcers, polyps, tumors, etc.) that is causing or contributing to my anemia (no signs that anything’s wrong there in my case, but undiscovered GI bleeding is one of (if not the, don’t remember for sure) leading causes of iron-deficiency anemia in developed countries, so they may want to check to be sure). I’m not too concerned about the procedure itself because unless you ask for only partial anesthesia, I think they knock you completely out, everyone I know who has had one and had full anesthesia doesn’t remember a thing about the actual procedure. I’ve had anesthesia lots of times, they’d put me under for each treatment session (don’t remember exactly how many, but it was a lot), so I’m not really worried about that.

What I’m terrified of is the prep. I have heard nothing but horror stories about that, and I have an extreme aversion (definitely significantly more than the average person) to having diarrhea, so it would probably be even more horrible for me.


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