Colonoscopy

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margiej
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Colonoscopy

Postby margiej » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:05 am

I had my 4 year colonoscopy on Friday (last colonoscopy was 3 years ago) and everything looked great. Mayo changed its instructions.. Low residue diet two days before and only clear liquids the day before. Previously a light breakfast and lunch were allowed the day before. So while I was really hungry, the prep was actually the easiest (miralax and Gatorade).. never felt sick to my stomach like I have in the past. Next colonoscopy in 5 years :)
Dx CC 12/2015, age 57 at Dx
Stage IIIb: T3N1b
Adenocarcinoma, sigmoid colon, 2.5 cm - low grade, moderately differentiated
3/6 positive lymph nodes
laparoscopic colectomy 1/20/2016
Capox started 3/4/16 - Six rounds
CT-suspicious lymph 2/22/16
PET scan 2/24/16 clear
CT 6/8/16 clear
Clear Colonoscopy 3/17
CT 10/3/17 clear
CT 10/17/18 clear
CEA 12/17 1.7
5/16 3.8
7/16 1.9
3/17 1.3
10/17 1.2
4/18 1.6
11/18 1.2

Lee
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Re: Colonoscopy

Postby Lee » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:14 pm

Congratulation on a good scope. I few be in your shoes in a few short weeks.

WOW :shock: you used to be able to eat a light meal the day before a prep. I'm coming up on 16 years since I was diagnosed and I don't ever remember being allow to eat the day before the scope.

Actually, I learned a long time ago to eat a light meal the day before i start prepping. eggs, cottege cheese, etc.

Again, congratulation.

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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juliej
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Re: Colonoscopy

Postby juliej » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:33 pm

I am a fan of the Miralax and Gatorade combo too. My GI doc also throws in a couple of Dulcolax.

I was never allowed to eat anything the day before (only clear liquids and non-red jello). I've learned it's smart to go low residue for a few days before though.

Congrats on a clear scan! :D Now go eat something delicious to celebrate!!!

Juliej
Stage IVb, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/2011
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/2011
Adjuvant Irinotecan + FUDR
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/2012
Adjuvant FUDR + Xeloda
VATS rt. lung 12/2012 - benign granuloma!
VATS left lung 11/2013
NED 11/22/13 to 12/18/2019, CEA<1

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CRguy
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Re: Colonoscopy

Postby CRguy » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:51 pm

Great news on the scopin' results :!:

Here's to 5 more years with no need for Preppin' and scopin' - Updated
reading the lyrics is optional ... BUTT well advised !!! :mrgreen:

Cheers and best wishes
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

margiej
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Re: Colonoscopy

Postby margiej » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:49 am

Love the lyrics.. Thanks for the laugh! And nothing is more true than "what goes in, must come out."
Margie
Dx CC 12/2015, age 57 at Dx
Stage IIIb: T3N1b
Adenocarcinoma, sigmoid colon, 2.5 cm - low grade, moderately differentiated
3/6 positive lymph nodes
laparoscopic colectomy 1/20/2016
Capox started 3/4/16 - Six rounds
CT-suspicious lymph 2/22/16
PET scan 2/24/16 clear
CT 6/8/16 clear
Clear Colonoscopy 3/17
CT 10/3/17 clear
CT 10/17/18 clear
CEA 12/17 1.7
5/16 3.8
7/16 1.9
3/17 1.3
10/17 1.2
4/18 1.6
11/18 1.2

DarknessEmbraced
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Colonoscopy

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:40 pm

Congratulations on having good results! :)
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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