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Old 03-11-13, 06:26 PM
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Heresy!

It's ain't politics and it ain't religion -- but it's still heresy I tell ya!

"Older U.S. adults may get too many colonoscopies"
.... What are they talking about? What good is it being a 50+ if you can't have one?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...udy-finds.html

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Old 03-11-13, 06:34 PM
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It's a pattern I tell you, everything (almost) goes around and comes around. When it first comes around it's good for you, then it goes around a bit and then it's bad for you. Or the other way around . . . it varies.

There is no winning in these crazy games, so I tell myself, "Hey, it's just life, deal with it." Usually I do.

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I love the smell of Go-litely in the morning.

There is a risk with colonoscopies, and I guess the theory here is that when you're 75, it's likely something else will kill you before the colon cancer does. Now that's a grim thought for anyone over 75. Should I make it that long, I guess I'll make the decision then.

Maybe a virtual colonoscopy instead?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_colonoscopy
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It is true that our cycling lets us live longer, and needlessly suck up funds that could be used for better chairs and wood panelling in the special offices.
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Old 03-11-13, 07:11 PM
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It is true that our cycling lets us live longer, and needlessly suck up funds that could be used for better chairs and wood panelling in the special offices.
Yes, it's so selfish of us...
... And, besides, we throw all their statistics and prognostications out of whack...
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Uh oh.... another study. This cannot go well. ****
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Old 03-11-13, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
Uh oh.... another study. This cannot go well. ****
... Oh lighten up my friend...

.......... If we can't laugh about colonoscopies, is there any hope for us?
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
I love the smell of Go-litely in the morning.

There is a risk with colonoscopies, and I guess the theory here is that when you're 75, it's likely something else will kill you before the colon cancer does. Now that's a grim thought for anyone over 75. Should I make it that long, I guess I'll make the decision then.

Maybe a virtual colonoscopy instead?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_colonoscopy
Too much radiation from CT scans can lead to Glow-in-the-Dark Syndrome.

Hope this thread doesn't veer off into a Depth Panel discussion: http://www.warriorsystem.com/public_...TLS-USB-R9.PDF
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Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
Uh oh.... another study. This cannot go well. ****
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Finally had one of those last year. While it was mildly uncomfortable, I was too out of it to give a damn.

Thank you, George, for starting this thread.
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Too much radiation from CT scans can lead to Glow-in-the-Dark Syndrome.

Hope this thread doesn't veer off into a Depth Panel discussion: http://www.warriorsystem.com/public_...TLS-USB-R9.PDF
Eh? speak up.
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Old 03-12-13, 11:11 AM
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The doctor who did my colonoscopy has been a friend for 20 years. While I was on the table waiting for the anesthesia, he warned me that if I make a joke about "having friends up the a**" he was going to sew my butt cheeks together!
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The doctor who did my colonoscopy has been a friend for 20 years. While I was on the table waiting for the anesthesia, he warned me that if I make a joke about "having friends up the a**" he was going to sew my butt cheeks together!
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The doctor who did my colonoscopy has been a friend for 20 years. While I was on the table waiting for the anesthesia, he warned me that if I make a joke about "having friends up the a**" he was going to sew my butt cheeks together!



Some years ago, I had a female doc for my GP. And of course, the day came for the glove-snapping prostate exam. Recognizing the awkwardness of the situation, while examining me, she quipped:

"Well, at least my finger is a little smaller, eh?"

"Yea, but could you trim your fingernails a little more next time?"
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Mine didn't go real well (I kind of woke up a few times), and I have vowed never to have one again. Hopefully, something just as effective will come along.

The anesthetist called afterwards, saying "Just called to see how you were." -- making out as if it were routine to call. But she really just wanted to see if I remembered anything, which I did, and told her so. I remember it hurting, and her saying "breathe, breathe!" She said "You have really strong abs!"
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
"Well, at least my finger is a little smaller, eh?"
The other classic joke is the male GP saying, "You don't have to worry unless you feel both my hands on your shoulders."
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Old 03-12-13, 02:42 PM
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In a Medical system that bills for what they do as a per service piecework basis you expect otherwise?
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Originally Posted by GeorgeBMac View Post
... Oh lighten up my friend...

.......... If we can't laugh about colonoscopies, is there any hope for us?
Ok. It seems safe so far. After my last DRE my doc said I can proudly tell everyone I am a "perfect a@@hole". What a relief.
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I don't remember a d**** thing about my colonoscopy. They all said it took forever to get me up and I kept asking the same question afterwards like 20X.
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Ok. It seems safe so far. After my last DRE my doc said I can proudly tell everyone I am a "perfect a@@hole". What a relief.
I hope didn't charge too much extra for the comedy...
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I'm due for another one this year, and I too don't recall anything about the first three. They knocked me out completely. Maybe I'm just really susceptible to the anesthesia they use!
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Wonder if your mortality index is higher if you get too many?
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had about my 6th or 7th a couple months ago,my OM died from ca in the colon,so i dont feel bad about spending obamas money for the things,,,,hopefully he won,t kill medicare,so he can do whatever,,,,,
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had about my 6th or 7th a couple months ago,my OM died from ca in the colon,so i dont feel bad about spending obamas money for the things,,,,hopefully he won,t kill medicare,so he can do whatever,,,,,
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