Just had my latest colonoscopy

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Ron50
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Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby Ron50 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:41 am

It was one of the better ones I've had. They used moviprep. Only had to drink 2 litres of the prep and another two litres of water. My colon was totally clear this time . No sign of any polyps , no diverticulitis and no colitis. Next scope in three years. I'm out to twenty one and a half years ex stage 3c but the scopes still make me feel a little anxious. Ron.
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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby AmyG » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:47 am

Moviprep!! That the name of the stuff they gave me. I thought it tasted horrendous but it got the job done.

Glad everything was clear for you, I know that's a huge relief.
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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby bitchslapped » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:08 am

Congratulations Ron. Sounds like you have a healthy colon. Healthier than mine & I'm not a cancer patient...yet. My 5-year scope coming up the last week of next month. This time around I'm prescribed Suprep. Oh Joy, from what I read.

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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby Maggie Nell » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:32 am

Great result, Ron.
Brass monkey weather down here, trust you're keeping warmer!
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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby CRguy » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:19 pm

Cheers and Harmony Ron

Thanks for sharing the good news and wishing you continued success !!!
You are our iron man, for sure

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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby weisssoccermom » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:23 pm

My 5 year scope is coming up in August and I'm already anxious about it.....and, of course, the prep.
They Rx'd me Preopik which hubs had a few years back BUT.....I am doing the Gatorade/Miralax/Dulcolax prep.
I figure that if places like Mass General, Cleveland Clinic, and MSKCC (to name just a few) use this prep (on the internet....all the directions), I'm just going to use it.
Funny....my friend was due for her scope last month and her doc Rx'd her the ever so horrid GoLytley (who ever thought of that ridiculous name???). I told her about the Gatorade/Miralax/Dulcolax prep but she was too scared to try it. She knew, from past experience, that she vomited with the GoLytely so she talked to her doc about an alternative. Guess what they told her to do??? The Miralax/Dulcolax protocol. If these docs know it is a viable solution....then for crying out loud....give that option to the patient.

Me, I'd rather spend the what....$15 on supplies for a more tolerable prep. I couldn't care less that my insurance covers the Rx'd prep at $0 cost to me. Results are the same!

Ron....should have put this at the top of my post....CONGRATULATIONS! You truly are an inspiration to all of us! :)
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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby Beckster » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:49 pm

weisssoccermom wrote:My 5 year scope is coming up in August and I'm already anxious about it.....and, of course, the prep.
They Rx'd me Preopik which hubs had a few years back BUT.....I am doing the Gatorade/Miralax/Dulcolax prep.


This is the prep that I do. Will be having my 3rd scope in the fall. I take 2 Dulcolax 2 nights before scope, and Miralax mixed with Crystal Light lemonade instead of Gatorade. I had the option of Gatorade, but went with the Crystal light. I make the miralax/crystal light mixture 2 days before scope in a pitcher and put it in the refigerator. Drinking it cold makes it easier to do down. I have had no problem with this....
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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby Punky44 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:17 am

Congrats!
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10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17 at diagnosis
MRI/CT/PET puts staging at T3N2M0
Total neoadjuvant therapy:
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Pathology report says yT2N0M0 with 0/38 nodes
CEA 4/23: 2.1; 7/24: 1.9
6/28/19 Reversal and port out

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

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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:16 am

Congratulations, that's wonderful news! :D
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby juliej » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:39 pm

Ron50 wrote:My colon was totally clear this time . No sign of any polyps , no diverticulitis and no colitis.

Excellent news, Ron!!! It's always a relief to get the "all clear". Hope you went out to celebrate!

weisssoccermom wrote:My 5 year scope is coming up in August and I'm already anxious about it.....and, of course, the prep.
They Rx'd me Preopik which hubs had a few years back BUT.....I am doing the Gatorade/Miralax/Dulcolax prep.
I figure that if places like Mass General, Cleveland Clinic, and MSKCC (to name just a few) use this prep (on the internet....all the directions), I'm just going to use it.
Funny....my friend was due for her scope last month and her doc Rx'd her the ever so horrid GoLytley (who ever thought of that ridiculous name???). I told her about the Gatorade/Miralax/Dulcolax prep but she was too scared to try it. She knew, from past experience, that she vomited with the GoLytely so she talked to her doc about an alternative. Guess what they told her to do??? The Miralax/Dulcolax protocol. If these docs know it is a viable solution....then for crying out loud....give that option to the patient.

I'm with you on this, Jaynee! Gatorade/Miralax/Dulcolax is inexpensive and does the job without worrying about any new expensive preps and their side-effects.
And, you're right, what marketing idiot named "GoLytely"?!!! :D :D :D

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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby wwroam » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:09 pm

Good news Ron.
My last prep was Plenvu, one of the newer preps.
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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby barbara jayne » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:24 pm

Great news Ron :) it’s always good to hear how you are doing.
Long may it continue.
We get Picolax over here in the UK ......it works. :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby Eleda » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:27 am

wwroam wrote:Good news Ron.
My last prep was Plenvu, one of the newer preps.

I'm due my first ( technically) colonoscopy on Aug 12th since my surgery 1.5 years ago and have asked my surgeons secretary to ask him to prescribe be plenu also instead of the usual moviprep :twisted:

ADELE X
SWF, 47
Mom to 3 sons 6/8/12
Dec4th 2017 colonoscopy for minor intermittent rectal bleeding during Summer
CEA 4.4
DX T3 L3C M0 2.5/3 cm above AV.
JAN 3RD started 1650mg Zelda 2xday, with 28 radiation
Did tagamet 800mg daily and 75mg IV VIT C WEEKLY UNTIL SURGERY and
Tumor reduce by 80% 1 LN still remaining
TATME May10th, temp illeostomy
10/07/2018 CEA 3
MMR INTACT
Began FOLFOX July 10th
24/08/2018 Allergic reaction so next infusion lucovorin and 5fu
CEA 4
Second attempt with oxi aug 12th

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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby Eleda » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:30 am

I'm 1.5 years out Ron so hopefully will follow in ur footsteps
Congrats ,,, long may it last

ADELE X
SWF, 47
Mom to 3 sons 6/8/12
Dec4th 2017 colonoscopy for minor intermittent rectal bleeding during Summer
CEA 4.4
DX T3 L3C M0 2.5/3 cm above AV.
JAN 3RD started 1650mg Zelda 2xday, with 28 radiation
Did tagamet 800mg daily and 75mg IV VIT C WEEKLY UNTIL SURGERY and
Tumor reduce by 80% 1 LN still remaining
TATME May10th, temp illeostomy
10/07/2018 CEA 3
MMR INTACT
Began FOLFOX July 10th
24/08/2018 Allergic reaction so next infusion lucovorin and 5fu
CEA 4
Second attempt with oxi aug 12th

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Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

Postby macpudd » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:14 pm

Eleda wrote:I'm 1.5 years out Ron so hopefully will follow in ur footsteps
Congrats ,,, long may it last

ADELE X

Good news Ron that a long time and very reassuring. Adele have sent some pms but i dont think they may have actully gone dont know what i am doing now.
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