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post #91 of 98
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I agree with Skier_J. My **** don't stink. :

Nice topic here, and all the better to know we all get our marching orders in due time. I became aware that Kaiser doesn't pay for anesthesia or conscious sedation. If that happens to be your insurance company, for heaven's sake insist on proper care, or pay for it yourself. This should be a painless and unmemorable procedure if its done right, other than the inconvenience of fasting.

Oh, and 4-pages for a colonoscopy thread...that might be a record.

[homer voice]mmmm, conscious sedation[/homer voice]



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There is one side effect I had not counted on.

3 days hence and I cannot clear a room yet. Guess I have not grown any good 'smell enhancers' if you take my meaning!:
post #92 of 98
The colonoscopy is a scam. They knocked me out, and I woke up a half hour later with a bill in my hand. I guess it's all about getting to the bottom of things.

Now, the PSA blood test is a different matter. Just another blood test, and it found my prostate cancer 4 years ago. Dr. Hackenslash removed the prostate, my PSA tests have been zero since then, and life is good. The PSA test, ultrasound, and a biopsy found the cancer as it was entering the aggressive stage. Yearly PSA tests for me will tell if there are still cancer cells circulating in my body look for a place to land and begin growing again. If the cancer is there and starts growing again, Dr. Glowendark will do radiation.
post #93 of 98
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Originally Posted by SoftSnowGuy View Post
The colonoscopy is a scam. They knocked me out, and I woke up a half hour later with a bill in my hand. I guess it's all about getting to the bottom of things.

Now, the PSA blood test is a different matter. Just another blood test, and it found my prostate cancer 4 years ago. Dr. Hackenslash removed the prostate, my PSA tests have been zero since then, and life is good. The PSA test, ultrasound, and a biopsy found the cancer as it was entering the aggressive stage. Yearly PSA tests for me will tell if there are still cancer cells circulating in my body look for a place to land and begin growing again. If the cancer is there and starts growing again, Dr. Glowendark will do radiation.

Nice doc names! Question: did they do a tactile prostate test after the PSA results?

My colonoscopy guy told me I had to do all three as a precaution: PSA blood test, tactile prostate check, and pancreas sonogram.

What you think?
post #94 of 98

joined to say a few things on this topic,  i am now 26 and going to have a colonoscopy this Friday the 19  for the i dunno witch time.  i have crohns and have been having colonoscopys since i was high school,  there is nothing to it, like the others have said. 2 things i like about it is when you get meds to relax, and at the end pushing out all that air.  i found out i had crohns  when i was still in middle school and i have yet to have a prob with a colonoscopy.

post #95 of 98

Well, Twizzy, welcome to EpicSki.  You picked a fine topic to chime in on.  We don't just talk ski 24/7 here.  Only during ski season.....

 

Thanks for bumping this to the top so I could read some humor today.  I have been avoiding this for a couple of months.  I got my physical done this year at 49.9 years old just so my doc will have to hunt me down later.

post #96 of 98
For those getting a digital prostate check, just make sure you check out the doc's hands first.  You do not want dr. sausage fingers.
post #97 of 98
My Doc does not even buy me dinner first!
post #98 of 98
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Oh, and 4-pages for a colonoscopy thread...that might be a record.

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