Had gastroscopy and sigmoidoscopy by my general physiciain last July and referred to GI who did my first colonoscopy ever a week later. They found a stricture in colon which looked cancerous. Put in hospital and CT Scan that same day and SBFT following day. Another sigmoidoscopy a week later before being released. (All biospsies negative). Put on Prednisone for one month, then another colonoscopy in August. Prednisone did not reduce inflammation so GI recommended surgery but was referred to specialist. He noticed something on the pathology report that he wanted to check, so another colonoscopy in February. Referred to colorectal surgeon who did sigmoidoscopy in May. Saw specialist last month and am starting Methotrexate next week. Was at the clinic today and another colonoscopy scheduled for December 23rd to see if methotrexate is working. If not, probably surgery. So if you count both ends, I have been scoped seven times in last year.
Have got the prep pretty well down pat by now if that's possible!