1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby ocstacy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:31 pm

So sorry about your dog, that is never easy. Good luck tomorrow, I'm praying everything will be good.

Thank you. It was actually my daddy's dog but I adopted her for him on Father's day 13 years ago. We may adopt a doggie soon or a kitty. I can't lose another dog.. the hurt just hurts.. getting ready to jug another 8 oz of Colyte solution. :oops:
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 78, dx 5/09/17 because of me!! :wink:
Rectal CA Stage 3 low-grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuvant start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
11/1 hospitalized abscess/hernia - home 11/06/17 antibiotics
NO LYMPHS INVOLVED! NEAR PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE! YAY! :shock:
Took her last chemo med 05/10/18! Ileo reversal 07/24/18
1st BM after reversal 07/25/18 Anal Fissure 8/15/18
Me:1st Colonoscopy age 38. 08/17 Benign polp.

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby ocstacy » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:10 am

It's 4:00 a.m. and I've been been pooping my brains out! Phew.. this prep thing is not the greatest but it's tolerable .. sort of.. :? I have one more liter to go!! I will keep you posted. Prayers please <3
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 78, dx 5/09/17 because of me!! :wink:
Rectal CA Stage 3 low-grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuvant start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
11/1 hospitalized abscess/hernia - home 11/06/17 antibiotics
NO LYMPHS INVOLVED! NEAR PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE! YAY! :shock:
Took her last chemo med 05/10/18! Ileo reversal 07/24/18
1st BM after reversal 07/25/18 Anal Fissure 8/15/18
Me:1st Colonoscopy age 38. 08/17 Benign polp.

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby ocstacy » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:09 am

As I sip my last yucky prep drink all I can say is it wasn't as bad as I thought but my butt is RAW and uncomfortable. I feel for all of you having to go through this. I have my procedure in less than 3 hours and I'm nervous as heck.

During this prep, only sleeping about 40 minutes in between drinking and pooping I was able to catch up with this crazy world that we live in! Holy cow!! The news is depressing as heck and everyone hates the west. I have realized that we live in a world of such hate/prejudice after reading more about the Barcelona Terror Attack, North Korea's craziness, ISIS, Trump's plans for the world, Racial Groups, and how scary Human Trafficking is becoming. Sad depressing news. I also learned that making your bed the minute you wake up will teach you discipline. I also pray for Natalie Holloway's family. I really hope that found her body this time. It was a depressing night watching the news, and reading articles online about Barcelona. I saw things I didn't want to see. I am pretty sure I saw things before the media caught it, to take it off the internet before everyone woke up! (not a good site!)
The highlight of my night was catching up with OC Housewives and Ellen Degeneres with my orange flavored Jello :D

I will post the results after today!! I can't wait to eat after my procedure! I'm salivating just thinking about it! Have a great day!! :D
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Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 78, dx 5/09/17 because of me!! :wink:
Rectal CA Stage 3 low-grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuvant start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
11/1 hospitalized abscess/hernia - home 11/06/17 antibiotics
NO LYMPHS INVOLVED! NEAR PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE! YAY! :shock:
Took her last chemo med 05/10/18! Ileo reversal 07/24/18
1st BM after reversal 07/25/18 Anal Fissure 8/15/18
Me:1st Colonoscopy age 38. 08/17 Benign polp.

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby Anxietysucks » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:34 pm

How did it go? I wish people who post would follow up.

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby jhocno197 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:42 pm

How did it go?
DH - dx Dec 2014, stage IV with bladder & peritoneal involvement - non-resectable
Colostomy
FOLFOX failed
FOLFIRI failed
Tumor actually distending pelvic skin
Not a candidate for last-ditch pelvic exenteration
Stivarga finally begun 2/19/16
Tumor growing/fungating
Lonsurf started 11/18/16
Died 3/10/17

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby JJH » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:00 pm

How did it go? Did you get a written report? Did it have pictures? What did it say? :?:
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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby Basil » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:17 pm

I hope the delay in a follow up post is due to a negative result and the OP is enjoying margaritas instead of worrying about cancer.
40 y/o male (now 43), kids 9 & 12
Dx 3/16/17, rectal cancer s3,t3,n1,m0
PROSPCT trial (FOLFOX in lieu of chemorad)
FOLFOX 4/5/17 - 6/26/17
LAR 7/31/17, temp ileo
pathological complete response
Adjuvant chemo cancelled (IDEA Study)
Ileo reversed 9/25/17
NED
1 year scans - clear
2 year scans - clear
3 year scans - clear

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby ocstacy » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:07 am

I hope the delay in a follow up post is due to a negative result and the OP is enjoying margaritas instead of worrying about cancer.

Hi all!

Sorry for the delay. We just got home from our daughter's preschool graduation. The colonoscopy went good! So glad I chose the Propofol approach. I think I was the only one that did it while the other's were still sleeping from their conscious sedation.

So good news, but still not out of the woods, just yet. GI Dr. found a 55mm polyp and sent it out for testing. The Dr. reassured me that he thinks I will be fine as in he didn't think it was malignant. I also have internal hemmy's and I can get them banded, has anyone done that? Overall, the prep was awful and I didn't get a wink of sleep, maybe 35 min. Colonoscopy was a breeze. I walked out quick, my dad drove me home and I enjoyed a nice lobster sandwich, steak fries, and 3 shirley temple's for lunch, I ate everything which I never do! I was hungry! :) I appreciate all of your support with my prep, and colonoscopy. I will post once I hear the final report. Now, it's time to take care of my mama bear. I wish her rectal pain from the radiation treatment will get better. Her last tx was on the 16th and she mentioned that the past two days were by far the worst pain she has experienced. I have suggested sitz bat but she refuses. Okay, have a good weekend guys. XX

Thank you
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 78, dx 5/09/17 because of me!! :wink:
Rectal CA Stage 3 low-grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuvant start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
11/1 hospitalized abscess/hernia - home 11/06/17 antibiotics
NO LYMPHS INVOLVED! NEAR PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE! YAY! :shock:
Took her last chemo med 05/10/18! Ileo reversal 07/24/18
1st BM after reversal 07/25/18 Anal Fissure 8/15/18
Me:1st Colonoscopy age 38. 08/17 Benign polp.

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby Basil » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:22 am

And that's a normal, typical result. Awesome you got it!
40 y/o male (now 43), kids 9 & 12
Dx 3/16/17, rectal cancer s3,t3,n1,m0
PROSPCT trial (FOLFOX in lieu of chemorad)
FOLFOX 4/5/17 - 6/26/17
LAR 7/31/17, temp ileo
pathological complete response
Adjuvant chemo cancelled (IDEA Study)
Ileo reversed 9/25/17
NED
1 year scans - clear
2 year scans - clear
3 year scans - clear

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby susie0915 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:27 am

So glad everything went fine.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/only scar tissue left
8/15 PET scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 C 4mm lung nod
10/17 pel/abd CT NED
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, CT pel/abd/lung NED
11/18 CEA .6
5/19 CT NED, CEA <.5
10/19 Clear colonscopy
11/19 CEA <.5

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby Anxietysucks » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:02 am

Good for you, hope you are relieved! I go in Tuesday for mine!

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby JJH » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:53 pm

ocstacy wrote:... So good news, but still not out of the woods, just yet. GI Dr. found a 55mm polyp and sent it out for testing...

Congratulations on completing your folonoscopy. When you meet with the doctor to discuss the results of your polypectomy , I think there are some issues that you will still need to clarify.

Of course you need to find out whether the polyp was non-cancerous, pre-cancerous, cancerous, or what. Then you need to find out what kind of polyp it was -- flat, tubular, etc., because it could make a difference, and find out where, exactly, it was located. You also need to find out the histological grade and the degree of dysplasia to see how aggressive or fast-growing it was. All of these things are important because they form part of your overall risk profile.

Then you need to find out when your next followup colonoscopy should be, i.e., the recommended screening interval for your particular risk level. This can be determined by the guidelines set forth in the documents below:
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https://www.mdanderson.org/content/dam/mdanderson/documents/for-physicians/algorithms/screening/screening-colorectal-web-algorithm.pdf
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https://gi.org/guideline/guidelines-for-colonoscopy-surveillance-after-screening-and-polypectomy-a-consensus-update-by-the-us-multi-society-task-force-on-colorectal-cancer/

Now that you were lucky enough to get approval for an early screening colonoscopy, you should take full advantage of the situation to get as much information as you can from your doctor.
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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby NHMike » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:08 pm

ocstacy wrote:
I hope the delay in a follow up post is due to a negative result and the OP is enjoying margaritas instead of worrying about cancer.

Hi all!

Sorry for the delay. We just got home from our daughter's preschool graduation. The colonoscopy went good! So glad I chose the Propofol approach. I think I was the only one that did it while the other's were still sleeping from their conscious sedation.

So good news, but still not out of the woods, just yet. GI Dr. found a 55mm polyp and sent it out for testing. The Dr. reassured me that he thinks I will be fine as in he didn't think it was malignant. I also have internal hemmy's and I can get them banded, has anyone done that? Overall, the prep was awful and I didn't get a wink of sleep, maybe 35 min. Colonoscopy was a breeze. I walked out quick, my dad drove me home and I enjoyed a nice lobster sandwich, steak fries, and 3 shirley temple's for lunch, I ate everything which I never do! I was hungry! :) I appreciate all of your support with my prep, and colonoscopy. I will post once I hear the final report. Now, it's time to take care of my mama bear. I wish her rectal pain from the radiation treatment will get better. Her last tx was on the 16th and she mentioned that the past two days were by far the worst pain she has experienced. I have suggested sitz bat but she refuses. Okay, have a good weekend guys. XX

Thank you


Sounds like a good and routine outcome. I went through the worry part as well the first time but the second time was easy as I knew what to expect. Now you're the expert for the next person that comes along having to do a colonoscopy.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
2/19: Clean CT

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:04 pm

I'm glad your colonoscopy went well!*hugs* I hope you don't have to wait long for results. I hope your mother feels better soon!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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Re: 1st colonoscopy this Friday, August 18th!

Postby Utwo » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:12 pm

Do they give a special badge for each colonoscopy?
:)
58 yo male at diagnosis: T1bN0M0, 0/15 nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed with kind of clear margins
05/2016 "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy - bleeding, leak, infection
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6
A lot of funny stuff discovered by CT scans in liver, kidney, lungs, arteries, gallbladder, lymph node, pancreas


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