sunflower007 wrote:Hello everyone,. . . .
II finally found one. The colonoscopy was scheduled for yesterday. To make an incredibly long story short. I did the prep perfectly. But I drank water before the procedure because my paperwork did NOT say I wasn't allowed to and I wasn't to have the colonoscopy. I was in my hospital gown and everything. I had to go back home. Needless to say this has been very upsetting because I was terrified of getting the colonoscopy the whole time only because I am scared to be put under. I am not going to lie, I was already having a little mistrust with the GI doctor that I choose, and this just sealed the deal. I don't understand how they cannot have stated on the instructions *not* to have anything to drink after midnight.
Now here I am, the next day. Not knowing what to do. I am going to cut this off now because I had no idea how long this was going to be. I also I am getting tired to write anymore. I won't be upset at all if no one reads or responds. It helps just getting it off my chest.
My questions are:
If the bleeds are from polyps, does that mean they are turning cancerous? And if so, since all of this started in June, 4 months ago, does that mean it is growing fast?
More background history: Have GERD for the last 5 years. Had thin stoles before but then would return to normal. Have on and off high blood pressure. Took Ib profin for years (NSAIDS). I am so mad at myself for that. I will never, ever take them again. Ever. Anyway, that's all I can think of right now. Thank you so much.
So sorry this happen to you. Sorry about the water incident. Food or water in your stomach can make you pretty sick when you wake up. In one of my preps, I was pucking from the prep solution. At 10 pm I called my surgeon (doing my scope early the next morn), that's when I learned about looking for a certain yellowish color in my output (permanent colostomy). Anyway prior to be putting out, surgeon asked how I was doing the next morn. Nausea as could be. I could puck on this table, guess they had some tube to stick down my throat if I did indeed puck on that table.
Anyway, please remember, "cancer" is just one possible reasons "OUT OF MANY" that could explain what is happening to you. The fact that you have GERD could be the reason why. Please follow up with that scope, butt during the mean time,try not to worry. Remember a scope will give you a true diagnoses, anything else is just a speculation.
For what it is worth, my years ago, my mother ended up in the ER serious rectal bleeding and stomach pain. Colonoscopy was done, no cancer, not even a polyp, just a bad case of divertriculosis. Change in diet, no more problems.
I had rectal cancer, no real symptoms. Had bleeding hemorrhoids. Every test that should have been a flag for cancer, came back negative or normal. that colonoscopy was my true diagnoses.
So try not to worry, keep us posting, and WELCOME!!
Edited to add, we actually have a few people around here who were NOT diagnosed with colon cancer, do NOT have any relatives dealing with colon/rectal cancer. They are here, like you because they were SCARED at one time in their life about this cancer!!
When all was said and one, they decided to stick around, so again, WELCOME, feel free to hang around!!