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Offline cliffp

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2017, 07:44 AM »
@deepcreek, Twelve years ago I had a bad back that caused me to be off work for 4 months and taking NSAIDs was causing havoc with my stomach and I had to stop taking them. Initially the back pain was very bad but after a few days it went away. Hopefully the same will happen for you. Hope things improve for you...
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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2017, 09:07 AM »
@Holmz Amen to that!
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Offline HowardH

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2017, 06:33 PM »
So here I am reading this thread feeling a little sorry for myself since I have to get a colonoscopy tomorrow morning.  Let's just say I'm probably going to be interrupted a few times while I type this.  Like most people, I hate the day before, the prep is awful.  I should be cleaner than a hounds tooth by tomorrow morning but it's really nothing compared to what you guys have gone through.  My wife is ready to divorce me about all the complaining I have been doing, I'm reverting back to being a 6 year old, but I know it's for the best.  No more complaining!  I'm going to suck it up and power through this evening.. as I'm running to the bathroom... gotta go!!!   [scared] [scared] [scared]
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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2017, 08:00 PM »
So here I am reading this thread feeling a little sorry for myself since I have to get a colonoscopy tomorrow morning.  Let's just say I'm probably going to be interrupted a few times while I type this.  Like most people, I hate the day before, the prep is awful.  I should be cleaner than a hounds tooth by tomorrow morning but it's really nothing compared to what you guys have gone through.  My wife is ready to divorce me about all the complaining I have been doing, I'm reverting back to being a 6 year old, but I know it's for the best.  No more complaining!  I'm going to suck it up and power through this evening.. as I'm running to the bathroom... gotta go!!!   [scared] [scared] [scared]

@HowardH
My mother died from Bowel Cancer so I have a Colonoscopy every three years. So I share your feelings at this 'special time'  [big grin]. For tomorrow may I wish you all the best in hearing excellent results from your specialist.

Sounds like you have been through this before. Unlike 10 plus years ago when the products I used kept me up all night, I find the newer cleansing products allow some good sleep after 3-5 movements and before a few final movements in the morning. Anyway enjoy the sandwich and coffee afterwards!  [smile]
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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2017, 08:41 PM »
So here I am reading this thread feeling a little sorry for myself since I have to get a colonoscopy tomorrow morning.  Let's just say I'm probably going to be interrupted a few times while I type this.  Like most people, I hate the day before, the prep is awful.  I should be cleaner than a hounds tooth by tomorrow morning but it's really nothing compared to what you guys have gone through.  My wife is ready to divorce me about all the complaining I have been doing, I'm reverting back to being a 6 year old, but I know it's for the best.  No more complaining!  I'm going to suck it up and power through this evening.. as I'm running to the bathroom... gotta go!!!   [scared] [scared] [scared]

 Ok Howard,

 I've had a few colonoscopies and the prep is never pleasant. But take heart, it's a good diagnostic tool and it will be over before you know it. Just make sure your urologist doesn't send you a bouquet of roses the next day :o [scared] [blink] :-X. And noooooooooooooo, no flowers for me.
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Offline HowardH

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2017, 09:40 PM »
this is my third time, maybe fourth? I try to block out the unpleasant experiences in my life.  As soon as its over, I'm already dreading the 3-5 years that are going to go by when I will have to do it again.  My GE guy is bit archaic in his approach.  He doesn't like trying new prep methods that are a lot less problematic than trying to force down 4 liters of foulness.  After this, it's time to go find another doc who actually keeps up with the literature...
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Offline HowardH

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2017, 11:56 AM »
Well, just got back, got the ole feet up in the recliner and a snooze is in the offing!  No power tools today!  Got a few small polyps, nothing unexpected and he said he'll see me again in 5 years.  I've started the countdown clock..   [big grin]
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Offline deepcreek

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2017, 02:07 PM »
Glad to hear everything went well.
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Offline HowardH

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2017, 02:47 PM »
You too!  I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hijack the thread...  I should go by another Festool to celebrate!   ;D
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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2017, 06:00 PM »
Great outcome Howard!  I know those colonoscopies are a pain but the alternative can be a lot worse. (Experience talking)

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Offline HowardH

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2017, 06:37 PM »
Thanks.  This seems to be my month for seeing docs.   On the 29th of this month I go in for a L4-L5 laminectomy and fusion.  Got a great neurosurgeon and he said my golf swing will be good as new in 3-4 months.  I'm really lucky tho.  At 59, this will be the first time I have ever had to spend the night in a hospital. 
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