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Old 08-28-19, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I have an unfortunate family history which requires me to have a colonoscopy every five years… Started at 42 years old. I curse my father.

To be blunt: your ass will never know that it has been violated. There is no pain. The prep is no fun, and you will need to sleep off the anesthesia – so the day of the procedure is a complete write off. You’ll be on the bike the next day if you wish.

Good luck with it! It’s a good preventative measure, especially if you are at risk. Finding any issues early dramatically improves your prospects. But they probably won’t find anything, and then you can feel great for another five years or 10 years.

PS: If you are male, make sure that the physician examines your prostate while in there. It’s an ideal opportunity, since you will be unconscious.

PPS: arrange for someone to drive you home. The anesthesia is very unpredictable.
This. I'm in a similar predicament, probably for different reasons: upper GI (endoscopy) every three, colonoscopy every five. Prep is no fun, but 'day of' though a write-off is no biggie. Good to go next day.

Good advice re. the drive home. Up here (Canada>Ontario) they actually won't do the procedure unless you have someone to drive you home or otherwise get you out of the hospital.
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Old 08-28-19, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
This. I'm in a similar predicament, probably for different reasons: upper GI (endoscopy) every three, colonoscopy every five. Prep is no fun, but 'day of' though a write-off is no biggie. Good to go next day.

Good advice re. the drive home. Up here (Canada>Ontario) they actually won't do the procedure unless you have someone to drive you home or otherwise get you out of the hospital.
Oh, yeah. After my first colonoscopy, I woke up in the recovery room and said to the nurse, "I need to give you my friend's phone number, so you can call her for my ride home."

The nurse looked at me and said, "You gave me that number ten minutes ago."

I said, "Well, I guess this is why you don't want me driving a car."


A couple years later, at our weekly group ride, the doctor who performed the procedure rolled up for his first ride with us. As someone was going around making intros, they got to me, and I said "Oh, we know each other. He's been up my ass." There was a looong awkward pause until one of us mentioned the colonoscopy...Then a good laugh.
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Old 08-28-19, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
I don't recall any discomfort in the saddle area
I was a little raw from wiping after my first one, but that's it.
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Old 08-28-19, 01:22 PM
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I was a little raw from wiping after my first one, but that's it.
I've got the solution for that. the prep is annoying, but after the first few BMs it's gets clearer & cleaner. not to share to much but after ea. BM I used a nitrile glove & a dab of this stuff. insert finger 1/4" for good measure. went thru a few gloves, so what ...

Desitin Clear Diaper Rash Ointment

it's not the smelly white stuff they used to make. this looks like Vaseline & is odorless

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Old 08-28-19, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
insert finger 1/4" for good measure.
Thanks, but no.

And now I am thinking about the part from the film "Ted" about the fireman and the dog attack.
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Old 08-28-19, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Thanks, but no. And now I am thinking about the part from the film "Ted" about the fireman and the dog attack.
hmmm don't know the movie or clip. why do I quote The Wedding Crashers so much ...?

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Old 08-28-19, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
The anesthesia is very unpredictable.
Very true! I remember laying in the procedure room listening to CCR’s “Up around the bend,” when the next thing I know is I am in IHOP repacking my colon. Absolutely don’t remember anything in between.
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Old 08-29-19, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Up here (Canada>Ontario) they actually won't do the procedure unless you have someone to drive you home or otherwise get you out of the hospital.
Same here in Connecticut, I took an Uber to the out-patient clinic for mine. A good friend of mine picked me up in his 1959 Cadillac Ambulance.
We are both retired firefighters and were on the same ambulance crew 35 years ago.



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Same here in Connecticut, I took an Uber to the out-patient clinic for mine. A good friend of mine picked me up in his 1959 Cadillac Ambulance.
We are both retired firefighters and were on the same ambulance crew 35 years ago.1958 Cadillac Ambulance
awesome!
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Wifey & I have a pact, we request 1st apt of the day, se we don't get bumped by delays with other ppl. also, you get to eat earlier. then afterward, go out for breakfast.
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Old 08-29-19, 06:21 PM
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I ride the day after my procedures without any issue.
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Old 08-30-19, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
For one thing, it's not for people with certain risk factors.
+1. No substitute for actually detecting and removing polyps, which, if ignored will eventually become malignant.
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Old 09-05-19, 06:44 PM
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Had two of them done, and both times 2 polyps were removed. Examination of the tissue determined they were the bad kind and I have to go in every 5 years now. Sucks, but beats colon cancer. Each time I rode the next day. Tell you what, the knock out juice they administer is very effective and I slept nearly the rest of the day one I got home. It was really good, deep sleep, which I rarely get anymore. Felt good to sleep like that.
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Old 09-13-19, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
Tell you what, the knock out juice they administer is very effective and I slept nearly the rest of the day one I got home. It was really good, deep sleep, which I rarely get anymore. Felt good to sleep like that.
I think most use propofol, at least that's what I was given. Good stuff, no recollection of the procedure, but I was fully altert within about an hour. It is one of medications in the cocktail of drugs that Micheal Jackson died from.

Worst part of the whole procedure was paying the many bills that came afterward.
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Old 09-14-19, 12:04 PM
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After this last one, I'd sure be interested in getting a good fecal sample and having it replanted after the procedure. The prep or whatever totally knocked out my intestinal flora. I'll be a long time getting them back, and I eat yogurt, take probiotics, all that stuff, but they're not MINE. I have 5 years to plan . . .
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