Scope is done. My surgeon says I need to have another one done.
In 3 years!! I will talk to my doc and see what she thinks. Seems a
bit long to me.
I had a couple of issues with the prep.
Yesterday afternoon I was absolutely famished by 5pm. Everything I looked at or did made me think of food.
So I went into the kitchen, opened a bag of chips, took out one chip and popped it in my mouth.
I chewed it, and chewed it, and chewed it until I had every molecule of flavor out of it and there
was about an 1/8 teaspoon of potato chip puree in my mouth and then I swallowed it.
Yes I, the rebellious risk taker, broke the no solid foods rule! And it felt good.
Also, I had a very hard time remembering not to flush the wipes. 3 or 4 went down, ooops.
The straw was a godsend (thank you peanut, it was your lava-slide picture that gave me the idea)
as it made it easier to get the prep down without tasting much of it. I’d suggest anyone doing a scope try using one.
The umbrella is optional.
I really wanted to see what it looked like where the large and small were reattached. For some reason the
anaesthesiologist bumped up the fentanyl part way through and I only got to see the last 10 cm coming out.
Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts and wishes. I really, really appreciate them.
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat
) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?