I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

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mobrouser
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I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Postby mobrouser » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:35 pm

.... They aren't on my normal shopping list, but I also bought this:

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and I have some questions.

1) Are there any restrictions on flying after a colonoscopy? Local radio station has a contest on right now - win tickets to see Guns n Roses in Hawaii December 8th - which I am determined to win. My colonoscopy is on the 7th, and it is a 12 hour flight from Toronto to Hawaii.

2) Is there an app that will listen to the radio and alert me as soon as a GnR song comes on so I can be the 7th caller in?

3) What is the "y" on the Bi-Peglyte package supposed to signify? It looks like a sperm to me, but I don't think that is what they had in mind.

8) mob
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 :wink: ) - Clear

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Re: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Postby peanut_8 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:55 pm

Hi mob,

I'm so sure that you're going to be the 7th caller that I found this. https://www.myganv.com/sites/default/fi ... COPY-4.pdf

Sounds like unless you have a large polyp removed, you're good to go. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

When you get there, have a lava slide for me.

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Not sure about your other ?????s
peanut
Terri aka peanut
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MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
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Re: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Postby Lee » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Good luck with your upcoming scope. Hope it's all good news.

Going to keep my fingers and toes crossed so that you can see Guns N Roses.

Let us know all it all come out. Maybe a pic of you in Hawaii with GNR in the background.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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mobrouser
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Re: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Postby mobrouser » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:26 pm

Well, I didn't win a trip to Hawaii :x

So now I'm preparing for tomorrow. Not that I need to, I have a nervous gut and get the runs any time I'm under stress.
But the bonus is at least for this scope I'm at home, not hooked up to an IV pole having to share a bathroom with the other patients in the room.
OMG though, I am so hungry all I can think about is food.


These worked quickly for me. Since I was home I thought I would drive the oldest mobster to work this afternoon, but soon changed my mind.
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Next up, mix the prep.
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I thought an Ocean Spray bottle was an appropriate choice.
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Add a WHMIS label ( https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/900860 )
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And let the party begin!!
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mob 8)
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 :wink: ) - Clear

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Re: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Postby Punky44 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:37 pm

Sending you good vibes! Cute umbrella.
Caregiver to my amazing mom (68)
10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17
MRI/CT/PET puts staging at T3N2M0
Trying total neoadjuvant therapy—chemo first, then short course radiation, then surgery
11/5/18 started Folfox—3 down, 5 to go!

Me: 34, first colonoscopy 11/16/18—normal! Come back in 5 years.

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Re: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Postby bitchslapped » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:42 pm

Love the labels on the Ocean spray bottles :lol: Got a chuckle out of me :mrgreen: :lol: I too, find multi purpose uses for masking tape. :D

I love this place :lol: 8) :mrgreen: :P

Hope colonoscopy goes smoothly & ALL CLEAR.

I was due in Sept (ruh roh). Most likely schedule closer to Spring now.

Best Wishes
BS
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Re: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Postby Koreysue » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:41 am

Mob,
I love your festive straw! Looks like a party :lol:
Korey
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 clear (cea rise a mystery for now, doc said maybe all the smoke in my town from forest fires)
CEA 11/2018: 3.8

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Re: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Postby WarriorSpouse » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:26 am

Great photos and the umbrella straw is a nice touch too! Haha:)
Good luck in winning the contest!
WS
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10/2014, Stage IV Metastatic CC
Lymph node involvement 12/15, w/ positive PET on para-aortic lymph nodes.
5 cm sigmoid tumor resection as well as positive Virchow lymph node.
KRAS mut, Highly Differentiated, Lynch Negative
Folfox and Avastin 1 YR (Oxi for 5 months) NED 05/2015
Zeloda and Avastin since 01/2016
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Re: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Postby mobrouser » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:17 pm

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.

mob 8)
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 :wink: ) - Clear

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Re: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Postby peanut_8 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:17 pm

Oops looks like I edited my imgur page prematurely. :oops:

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Congrats on the good scope, mob.

Probably about time for a post-colonoscopy drink.
peanut
Terri aka peanut
diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
permanent colostomy
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED


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