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  • #16
    Well Said, Thankz Yall For Answering My ??? I Will Let Them Know That I Want 2 Be Completely Out Be4 I Sign Any Release Form.

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    • #17
      Let us know how it goes!
      *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
      *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
      *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

      Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

      04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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      • #18
        Janie,
        I have never seen a nurse place a foley for a colonoscopy. Colonoscopies are considered dirty procedures and things like surgeries, incision and drainage procdures, and placement of a PICC line. Also, colonoscopies usually take a minimum amount of time and it actually takes longer to put a catheter in, start the IV and give sedation that it does to look at your nether regions. I hope I answered your question and if I can answer anymore let me know.

        Hugs,
        Barb
        (Babs passed away in April 2009. We honor her memory and remember her fondly. - Jill O. ICN President & Founder)

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        RSD 7/94 :headbang:
        Endometriosis 9/98 :toilet:
        Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome 9/99
        Kidney stones--too many to count
        Factor V Leiden mutation 10/02
        IC 6/03 :evilsmile
        Deep Venous Thrombosis and Cellulitis 12/05 :loco: DVT and Greenfield Placed 3/14/08
        "Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all of life"--Maya Angelou
        "Ohana means family--no one gets left behind or forgotten." Stitch[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]

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        • #19
          Please Help Me.

          I Started My Prep 2day At 5-p.m. Drinking This Very Very Very Nasty PINAPPLE Solution, I Drank About 1 Litre Total Only, I Have 3more Litres 2 Go, How Much Of This Stuff Do I Really Need 2 Drink. As Of Rite Now Every Sip I Take I Want 2 Throw Up. HAVING ACID REFLUX WITH CONSTANT BELCHING MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT 2 TAKE IN. Also My Bowels Are All Liquid Already, Is That Possible For An Individual 2 Drink All 4liters, What Would Happen If I Dont Complete The Jug??? Please Help Me..
          Last edited by GEMINI; 02-28-2007, 04:26 PM.

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          • #20
            They told me to get two bottle of this fleet stuff to drink and I was only able to drink one. I kept throwing up the other bottle. Then they told me try to take it every 15 minutes and see what happens. Still I threw up. I have acid reflux too and I think that is why I could not take the two bottles. I told them about it but they still was able to do the test. The one bottle did clean me out.

            Just do your best and let them decide what they can do. That is the only thing you can do.

            Hope all goes well,
            Sending hugs, Trishann

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            • #21
              I would try to continue if all possible, but if your stomach won't let you, I think you will be ok if when you go it is all clear water.

              Trishann

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              • #22
                This Is The Worst.

                Thankz For That Advice, Im Still Trying 2 Drink It Up, Im Down 2 The 2liter Mark Now, Im Gonna Stop At 12am 4 Sure. I Hit Loo About 15times Already And Still Counting. I Know Now What Peepz R Talking About How The Prep Is The Worst Part. Hopefully All Goes Well 2morrow At 11am. Ill Update With The Results.

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                • #23
                  You are so right the Prep is the worst part of the whole thing. I think you will do just fine tomorrow.

                  Sending hugs, Trishann

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                  • #24
                    wuttup Trishan And Everyone Else Who Posted, My Colonscopy Is Finally Done And Over With. My Day Went Like This. Checked In Hospital, Got Asked About General Health ???, And Got Into My Gown. Was Given A Iv Put In My Right Wrist, Jus The Connection Of Iv Base. Next I Was Transmitted To The Second Floor Where They Connected Some Type Of Fluid First Then Came The Moderate Sedation. ALSO HAD SOME PAIN FLUID INJECTED IN THE IV 2. ABOUT 4 LITTLE SYRINGES. I Kept Stressing My Gastro-specialist Assistant That I Want 2 Be Completely Out More Than 1 Time Because Of My Urinary Problem, Which I Explained 2 Her That My Urinary Problem(ic) Is Very Complicated. I Brought My Self Catheters And Mentioned That I Have Somewhat Of A Urge 2 Go Pee. She Told Me, If U Go 2 The Restroom Right Now, We Are Going 2 Work On The Next Patient. We Kept Bickering Back And Forth, But She Didnt Seem To Want To Take The Time 2 Understand. F-in Lady. (i Should Have Never Apologized 2 Her When My Colonoscopy Was Done.) So, I Didnt Use The Restroom And Went On With The Procedure. I Was Fully Awake,saw Everything,felt Everything And Remember Everything. I Was Completely Awake During The Whole Process. The Most Uncomfortable Part 2 Me Is When They Filled My Colon Up With Air And When They Keep Sliding That Tube Up And Down MY Colon, Where It Feels Like There In The Same Spot Only The Whole Time. Once Done, I Was Wheeled 2 This Empty Room Like 15 Feet Way. I Sat Down Straight On The Bed And Was Ready 2 Go. As I Sat There For Five Mins, I Told Some Other Lady Walking By Im Ready 2 Leave. I Took All These Patches Off My Chest, The Lady Pulled The Iv From My Arm And I Got Dressed And Took Off For The Hall Way. I Eventually Returned Back 2 The Same Room Because I Needed 2 Use The Phone And I Saw My Gastro Specialist With His Lunch And He Explained That My Colon Looks Ok And That There Is A Little Narrowing And Was Given 2 Take 2 Different Medz. He Mentioned I Could Have I.b.s And 2 Come See Him In A Month. He Also Mentioned That I Was Not Supposed 2 Leave That Soon And Told Me 2 Have A Seat. While He Was Eating In Another Room, I Waited For About 3 More Mins And Left, I Waited Downstairs In The Lobby For My Lady 2 Get Me. The Prep Part Was The Hardest...
                    Last edited by GEMINI; 03-01-2007, 12:51 PM.

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                    • #25
                      Wow, I can't believe you endured that awake and they were so mean. Jeepers! You're right, the prep is the worst! I have had it and it is nasty! I have had to drink a gallon every time. Yuck! I am glad it is over for you though.

                      Hugs,
                      Barb
                      (Babs passed away in April 2009. We honor her memory and remember her fondly. - Jill O. ICN President & Founder)

                      [SIZE="1"]Proud mama of a gift named Lindsey who taught me through her autism what is important in life:angel:
                      :angel: IC Angel Volunteer Coordinator :angel:
                      :) Contact me via PM or e-mail if you would like to help
                      I have learned all about life in 3 words: It goes on! :D--Robert Frost
                      PCOS 7/85
                      RSD 7/94 :headbang:
                      Endometriosis 9/98 :toilet:
                      Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome 9/99
                      Kidney stones--too many to count
                      Factor V Leiden mutation 10/02
                      IC 6/03 :evilsmile
                      Deep Venous Thrombosis and Cellulitis 12/05 :loco: DVT and Greenfield Placed 3/14/08
                      "Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all of life"--Maya Angelou
                      "Ohana means family--no one gets left behind or forgotten." Stitch[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]

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                      • #26
                        Gemini, I can't believe they kept you awake enough to feel all of this. I am sure glad it is over for you. Hope you start feeling better. I guess doctors do things different. If you ever have to do it again, I would check and see exactly how they go about it.

                        Sounds like it was alittle rough but now it is over, I hope you can rest some.

                        Just sending hugs, Trishann

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                        • #27
                          like I Mentioned Earlier, I Was Given 2 Different Types Of Medz. Im Wondering Have Any Of You Guys Tried Dicyclomine(generic Name). Its For An Anticholinergic Agent Used 2 Treat Bladder Or Bowel Spasms.THATS WHAT THE PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET MENTIONS. I Still Need To Pick Up The Other Type Med From The PharmaCY.

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                          • #28
                            colonoscopy

                            Hi, I'm new here, but after reading all this about the colonoscopy I feel the need to share with you all... I had a prolapse colon all my life, genetic defect, that I had surgery for around my 21st birthday. Part of my diagnosis was a colonoscopy. The prep was the worst part- you really do just become a hollow tube of a person! I felt so haggard and pale that next morning! But I took several Adovan to calm me down and the procedure was of course a little uncomfortable, but not too bad at all. It's interesting to see your insides all pink and so clean on the TV screen.

                            The worst part for me was when the Doctor first asked why I was a Women's Studies Minor in school- that very question was a red flag! And next, he tried to set me up on a date with his son! It's like guy- you're exploring my colon! Could I be more uncomfortable in more ways! HA!
                            I had major surgery for a genetic rectal prolapse in Aug.05 which I believe links directly to my new Dx of....PFD! March.08. I'm working with a great PT named Zelda- I think the world of her I have the same feelings for the team at the Kaiser Center for Pelvic Pain in SF- amazing people.

                            I've had a cystoscopy, 2 cat scans, falied a potassium test and have had about 50 clean UA's.
                            This is my hot water bottle- the fish. I love him!
                            I'm also a big fan of my "Electric Fish," the TENS unit. Very helpful in a flare!

                            **I'm getting Botox next week!**
                            I take:
                            Oxybutynin 10mg
                            Elmiron 100mg 3x day
                            Gabapentin 300mg 3x day
                            Antihistamine, CystaQ, Bc, & Thyroid (125mcg) nightly


                            I've also taken:
                            Detrol LA
                            Oxybutynin patch and lower dose pill
                            Amitryptiline and Nortryptiline

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