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Title: Bottoms up!
Post by: gliderjohn on June 12, 2019, 03:11:58 PM
Oh the joy! Just started drinking the good stuff to clean me out for tomorrow's colonoscopy. Getting hungry too.
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Lannis on June 12, 2019, 03:14:18 PM
Oh the joy! Just started drinking the good stuff to clean me out for tomorrow's colonoscopy. Getting hungry too.
GliderJohn

Have a ratchet strap ready to hold you down to the hopper once that stuff gets its work in ....
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: nc43bsa on June 12, 2019, 03:23:43 PM
By this time tomorrow, you'll be clean as a whistle inside. 

Meanwhile, enjoy the Jello.
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Tom on June 12, 2019, 03:24:26 PM
Good luck!
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Gusable on June 12, 2019, 04:10:57 PM
I just went through this 2 weeks ago.  Iím 47 and did mine early due to my mother dying from colorectal cancer last December.  I had 15 polyps!! Some were ď pre cancerousĒ meaning they could be if not addressed.  So out they all went.  I stopped drinking alcohol because of this.  I used have 2-3-4 beers at night.  The drinking puts me at 50% more risk for the colon cancer.  Big wake up call for me.  For those that really want to shy away from the colonoscopy... GO.  Itís easy peasy
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Ncdan on June 12, 2019, 04:30:18 PM
I had my second on last year, every 10 years, and there was a change last time. Instead of putting me in  Twilight sleep, they put me under all the way. Iím glad because I felt some discomfort the first time but couldnít respond.
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Shorty on June 12, 2019, 04:33:08 PM
Good for the quick loss of a few pounds.... :wink:
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Guzzistajohn on June 12, 2019, 04:38:52 PM
Last one I had they called the next day to check on my well being. I got really serious and told them I had a question. The nurse rather gingerly asked ďok what can I help you with??Ē I replied, ďcan you explain exactly how I got this big hickey on my neck???Ē The silence on the phone was hilarious!
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Shorty on June 12, 2019, 05:42:22 PM
Last one I had they called the next day to check on my well being. I got really serious and told them I had a question. The nurse rather gingerly asked ďok what can I help you with??Ē I replied, ďcan you explain exactly how I got this big hickey on my neck???Ē The silence on the phone was hilarious!

 :grin:
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: LowRyter on June 12, 2019, 05:42:33 PM
BTDT many times, best of luck, drinking it is worse than expelling it.
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Turin on June 12, 2019, 06:39:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beqdxDlNnVs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beqdxDlNnVs)
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: MiLD GRiSO on June 12, 2019, 07:07:38 PM
Always look on the bright side. People won't be able to say you are full of it.
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: ken farr on June 12, 2019, 08:25:19 PM
BTDT many times, best of luck, drinking it is worse than expelling it.

Drinking that stuff is worse than most anything else I have experienced.
That is NASTY tasting stuff.
Other than that, it's an easy procedure.
I had mine while under, so I took a nap and when I woke up, your all done....

kjf
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: LowRyter on June 12, 2019, 08:29:07 PM
the first one I did was outpatient, meaning wide awake and very, very unforgettable. 

very very   :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: TOMB on June 12, 2019, 08:30:06 PM
I had my colonoscopy and January one polyp, all good for another 5 years, by the way after you drink that crap to get prepped, don't bend over walls are hard to clean.
TOMB
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Lannis on June 12, 2019, 08:31:30 PM
I just went through this 2 weeks ago.  Iím 47 and did mine early due to my mother dying from colorectal cancer last December.  I had 15 polyps!! Some were ď pre cancerousĒ meaning they could be if not addressed.  So out they all went.  I stopped drinking alcohol because of this.  I used have 2-3-4 beers at night.  The drinking puts me at 50% more risk for the colon cancer.  Big wake up call for me.  For those that really want to shy away from the colonoscopy... GO.  Itís easy peasy

It can get better over time.   At age 55, they found 3 polyps, so I went on a 3-year repeat cycle.   At 58, they found two more, at 61 they just found one,  and my last one at 64 they found none, so I'm back on a 5-year plan.

For anyone who's risking a pretty horrible death because they're scared of it, quit worrying.   They knock you out and you don't know a thing.   Not a problem even for the worst cases of white-coat syndrome!

Lannis
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Guzzistajohn on June 12, 2019, 08:47:09 PM
My brother thought you had to drink the whole jug. Instructions are to drink until you pass clear.  :weiner:
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: LowRyter on June 12, 2019, 09:10:09 PM
My brother thought you had to drink the whole jug. Instructions are to drink until you pass clear.  :weiner:

That's what they tell you to do.............it's about 5 gallons worth.  Wait till you expel bottom side and top side at the same time.
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Lannis on June 12, 2019, 09:12:40 PM
My brother thought you had to drink the whole jug. Instructions are to drink until you pass clear.  :weiner:

That's never been my instructions, and I've done it a bunch.   

"FINISH IT AND NO FOOLING AROUND" is the summary of the instructions.   Although it does seem like the last gallon or so is overkill ....

Lannis
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Gusable on June 12, 2019, 09:24:23 PM
My flush was easy! 64oz Gatorade. Big bottle of micro lax power to mix in the gator juice and like 4 small ex lax type pills.  Went to the can like 5 times that evening! Lol.  Doc said my prep was great.  Spotless clean
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Guzzistajohn on June 12, 2019, 09:28:28 PM
But you guys are full of it
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: John Ulrich on June 12, 2019, 10:29:34 PM
The flush stuff gets better each time I go!   My wife had no polyps for a change and I had a couple for the first time.... so I go back again in a few years.
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: nc43bsa on June 12, 2019, 11:10:10 PM
My doctor for my first colonoscopy found no polyps, but he did find that wad of chewing gum I swallowed in first grade art class.
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Texas Turnip on June 13, 2019, 06:10:09 AM
I had my last one at the VA in Dallas. Wide awake and the Doc explained what he was seeing.

Thank goodness for indoor plumbing and no longer deciding on using the Sears or Monkey Wards catalog. Good ole days. BS.

Tex
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: JJ on June 13, 2019, 07:16:16 AM
Oh the joy! Just started drinking the good stuff to clean me out for tomorrow's colonoscopy. Getting hungry too.
GliderJohn

aka..."Movie-Prep!!" - - like the instructions state:

"Stay very close to the toilet!!"  :shocked: :rolleyes: :laugh: :grin: :wink: - - "Dooooohhhhh!!!"
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: drdwb on June 13, 2019, 09:46:02 AM
Have you guys ever heard of H2O High Colonics, some states donít allow it, some states like Iowa have private practices that do this with gravity flow tanks, takes about 1 1/2 hour to let a couple gallons go up the intestines to the stomach, than gently vacuumed out,you can watch all the stuff thatís been stuck in there just flow out. It actually feels great and you feel much lighter for days afterword. You can get kits off amazon to do yourself at home,but itís much easier at a state certified establishment. I started this practice about 35 years ago after reading ďThe Bowel Book ď you got to keep the plumbing cleaned, this method is like maintenance of periodic bleeding brakes. What you guys are doing is equivalent to Rotorooter. 
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Two Checks on June 13, 2019, 09:53:04 AM
Dr. Ho....please pick up the brown phone...Dr. Ho...brown phone....
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Lannis on June 13, 2019, 09:55:40 AM
Have you guys ever heard of H2O High Colonics, some states donít allow it, some states like Iowa have private practices that do this with gravity flow tanks, takes about 1 1/2 hour to let a couple gallons go up the intestines to the stomach, than gently vacuumed out,you can watch all the stuff thatís been stuck in there just flow out. It actually feels great and you feel much lighter for days afterword. You can get kits off amazon to do yourself at home,but itís much easier at a state certified establishment. I started this practice about 35 years ago after reading ďThe Bowel Book ď you got to keep the plumbing cleaned, this method is like maintenance of periodic bleeding brakes. What you guys are doing is equivalent to Rotorooter.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/General/i-VR3md2Q/0/e86a1324/O/WeBeAmazed.jpg) (https://lannisselz.smugmug.com/General/i-VR3md2Q/A)
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Tom on June 13, 2019, 01:18:23 PM
 :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: gliderjohn on June 13, 2019, 01:41:19 PM
Thanks for all the support here, at least from some of you. :grin:
Back home. Only found one polyp. Didn't care for the long wait of about 1 1/2 hours in the prep room. Otherwise went as smooth as one can expect. Nice to be able to eat and drink again. That fasting thing didn't bring me any spiritual or otherwise supposed benefits, just made me sort of grouchy. Trying to summon the energy to go mow the jungle that was just a freshly cut yard a week ago.
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: LowRyter on June 13, 2019, 01:48:51 PM
The knockout stuff has improved as well.  I remember going home and going straight to bed waking up the next day.  Last time, I straight woke up and went for steak and eggs, and had the rest of the day.

It's still better than doing it without anesthesia.   :sad:
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: gliderjohn on June 13, 2019, 01:55:34 PM
From LowRyter:
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It's still better than doing it without anesthesia.
You got that right. Been there done that and almost kept me from consenting to any further ones when my first one was done without anything.
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 14, 2019, 09:29:00 AM
From LowRyter:You got that right. Been there done that and almost kept me from consenting to any further ones when my first one was done without anything.
GliderJohn

Oh, yeah. BTDT too. I was shaking with pain.. :shocked:
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Lannis on June 14, 2019, 09:36:34 AM
Oh, yeah. BTDT too. I was shaking with pain.. :shocked:

My first one was done with no anaesthesia.    Uncomfortable but no acute pain.   My guy must have been steering better than yours!

Knocked out or not, a day's hassle is better than a lifetime changing colostomy bags.

Lannis
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Texas Turnip on June 14, 2019, 02:42:39 PM
I said while you are working on me, might as well do a vasectomy too. Walked out of the Docs office and kick started my ole pan head and road 42 miles home. The last 20 was washboard gravel. :sad:

A little bs on a Friday
Tex
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 14, 2019, 07:48:21 PM
Everything the Turnip Farmer says is the unvarnished truth.. :grin:
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: ohiorider on June 14, 2019, 07:58:04 PM
Next one will be # 3 or 4 for me.  Only slightly overdue (Apr of this year.)  I totally agree with one of the previous posters.  Don't put it off, especially the first time, because of the unknown.  Just do it.  If you think it's bad for you, just imagine the doc on the other end of the procedure.  But of course, he's making some $$ for performing this RotoRotor procedure.

Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Turin on June 14, 2019, 08:09:09 PM
Anyone try the Cologuard kit? Ive seen the commercials.

It comes in the mail, you poop in the box, and send it back.

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Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Gusable on June 14, 2019, 08:14:14 PM
My family doc wanted me to do the home kit but bottom doc said no no no! Doesnít get the polyps you donít know you have and isnít accurate.  The PA I trust.. all the girls in office concurred.
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Tom on June 14, 2019, 08:50:49 PM
Morgan Spurlock of Supersize Me documentary fame goes to Thailand for a number of medical procedures.  Included in what is done is an remote a$$cam colonoscopy.  You swallow it.  You don't have to be awake or asleep while someone is playing Roto Rooter.  :shocked:  In the trailer, you'll see the size of the cam and him taking it.  Brings new meaning to a "vacation in Bangkok".  :grin:

https://skift.com/2015/01/30/cnn-documentary-shows-medical-tourism-in-thailand-is-a-serious-business/
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Howard R on June 15, 2019, 08:40:48 AM
A little light reading for your amusement.  Apparently from a British bicycle forum, in their "off topic" section from 2007.  Scan through for the victi ...err... original poster blu-tone for the "condensed" version.

http://singletrackworld.com/2009/02/the-picolax-thread-returns

Howard
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 16, 2019, 09:09:25 AM
A little light reading for your amusement.  Apparently from a British bicycle forum, in their "off topic" section from 2007.  Scan through for the victi ...err... original poster blu-tone for the "condensed" version.

http://singletrackworld.com/2009/02/the-picolax-thread-returns

Howard

I just re read this from the original thread in 07. I'm crying again. Dorcia asked why I was laughing.. and she remembered, too.   :grin:
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: Guzzistajohn on June 16, 2019, 09:17:24 AM

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 Dang you Glider John! You're the cause of this! Just opening my stack of mail and found THIS!!!
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: nc43bsa on June 16, 2019, 07:27:14 PM

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 Dang you Glider John! You're the cause of this! Just opening my stack of mail and found THIS!!!

"I" before "E" except after "C."    :grin:
Title: Re: Bottoms up!
Post by: gliderjohn on June 16, 2019, 07:39:36 PM
From Guzzistajohn:
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Dang you Glider John! You're the cause of this! Just opening my stack of mail and found THIS!!!
All I can say is "bottoms up!" :evil:
GliderJohn