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Old 02-16-14, 09:11 PM
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about as much fun as a colonoscopy

I know in a couple days ...

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Old 02-16-14, 09:30 PM
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Don't let anyone poke fun at you... Ha, worst part is the prep.
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Old 02-16-14, 09:46 PM
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I had some pre-cancerous (nasty looking) polyps removed with my first colonoscopy. Three years later.... three much smaller newer ones. I will continue to have polyps snipped out every five years now.... or at least that appears to be the plan. It is completely painless!

The only downside is the prep.... a day of fasting and pooping a lot.

The procedure means baring your butt to a nurse.... like that would bother a cyclist that spends his free time in spandex. The drugs they use... keeps me from remembering any of the procedure except a bit of gas afterwards. Once again.... nothing I am not accustomed to. To be honest... I sort'a enjoyed the drugs.

The really BIG deal. If I wouldn't had that first one.... I might not be here to post about this... or anything else.
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Before the new federal guidelines went into effect this year, the worst part used to be the bill for removing polyps......nearly $2000 in my case. Now the insurance companies have to include that as "preventative" whereas before they didn't.

Didn't feel a thing before I got the bill though.
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Old 02-16-14, 10:33 PM
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The prep isn't nearly as bad as having diarrhea flu or food poisoning. If your prep liquid tastes nasty (which most of them do) suck on some ice cubes for about 5-10 minutes to numb your taste buds before you have to drink it.
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
Don't let anyone poke fun at you... Ha, worst part is the prep.
Like he said... the worst part is the prep.
Tell them that you want to watch the whole thing...it's pretty interesting actually.
If you've been through other procedures then this one is a walk in the park.
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Old 02-16-14, 11:17 PM
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In this case pictures are NOT necessary!
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
The prep isn't nearly as bad as having diarrhea flu or food poisoning. If your prep liquid tastes nasty (which most of them do) suck on some ice cubes for about 5-10 minutes to numb your taste buds before you have to drink it.
Another good trick is to plug your nose when you drink it. Much of taste is due to what you smell. If you can't smell the liquid the taste is toned way down.
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Old 02-17-14, 05:02 AM
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Look at the bright side. After the prep, no one can say you are full of sheot.
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
The prep isn't nearly as bad as having diarrhea flu or food poisoning. If your prep liquid tastes nasty (which most of them do) suck on some ice cubes for about 5-10 minutes to numb your taste buds before you have to drink it.
Have to try that next time... to me the worse part IS the prep liquid... if it only came in some other flavor other than "damn awful old sweat."
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
The prep isn't nearly as bad as having diarrhea flu or food poisoning. If your prep liquid tastes nasty (which most of them do) suck on some ice cubes for about 5-10 minutes to numb your taste buds before you have to drink it.
Can't you just add a fifth of Jack Daniels to it?
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Old 02-17-14, 08:29 AM
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I have to check my sheet as to when to stop alcohol, tho there are no rules about medicinal smoke.
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Old 02-17-14, 09:02 AM
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Wow! This is the type of thread we frequently have over at 50-plus. Anyway, yes. The hardest thing is the prep the day before. Different doctors prescribe different preps.
I lucked out. The doctor prescribed "Half Lytely". You drink only 1/2 the amount that most of the other preps make you drink. It comes with flavor packs, basically a powdered
flavor mix that you drop in when mixing the stuff up. Not as bad as I expected, but hardly yummy. Make sure you have plenty of soft toilet paper.

On the procedure: They put you on some good drugs. You won't even care.
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Old 02-17-14, 09:08 AM
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Yeah the procedure is a piece of cake. I don't even mind the AC flush. It's the fast that gets to me. Thank goodness gin is a clear liquid...
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Old 02-17-14, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
Can't you just add a fifth of Jack Daniels to it?
The prep I had to drink tasted like an old bottle of lemon-lime Gatorade that someone had dumped an entire salt shaker into. Adding JD to that would've had stuff coming up as well coming out the other end.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Have to try that next time... to me the worse part IS the prep liquid... if it only came in some other flavor other than "damn awful old sweat."
Mine wasn't good but it was OK. It reminded me of homemade Gatorade.
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
The prep I had to drink tasted like an old bottle of lemon-lime Gatorade that someone had dumped an entire salt shaker into. Adding JD to that would've had stuff coming up as well coming out the other end.


Maybe drink the JD to the point you don't care, or know, what the other stuff tastes like.
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Enjoy the colonoscopy while you can;
It might soon be a thing of the past: http://www.gizmag.com/fda-approval-pillcam-colon/30740/
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Have to try that next time... to me the worse part IS the prep liquid... if it only came in some other flavor other than "damn awful old sweat."
"Then, in the evening, I took the MoviPrep. You mix two packets of powder together in a one-liter plastic jug, then you fill it with lukewarm water. (For those unfamiliar with the metric system, a liter is about 32 gallons.) Then you have to drink the whole jug. This takes about an hour, because MoviPrep tastes -- and here I am being kind -- like a mixture of goat spit and urinal cleanser, with just a hint of lemon."

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Enjoy the colonoscopy while you can;
It might soon be a thing of the past: http://www.gizmag.com/fda-approval-pillcam-colon/30740/
of course, there's the virtual colonoscopy too, which I believe is a 64 slice CT scan.
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The prep is the worst part. And the worst part of the prep is not being able to eat for a day. I simply have to eat every day. I need to schedule another one and I am putting it off because I can't stand the thought of going without eating again.

I understand there is a new micro camera procedure that you will sallow., that is undergoing tests. It won't handle polyp removal but will be a lot easier for a quick check. But I am guessing you will still have to prep.
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coffee no milk, apple juice, Gatorade, chicken bouillon, chicken broth, white Italian ice, jello. can't drink the beer I bought cuz alcohol will dehydrate me ... gonna be a long day with wifey and kids home from school, eating & snacking, etc. hard candy is OK but I'm already tired of the tic tacs and lifesavers.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
can't drink the beer I bought cuz alcohol will dehydrate me
So you wash it down with some of the other stuff!
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