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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 11/2/2011 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, its been two years. *sigh* Unfortunately, it is THAT time again. *mumble* *grumble*
 
First scope years ago was w/NuLytely ... I swore I would KILL before I would swallow even one sip of that sewer water again.
 
For several years I did very well using Magnesium Citrate or PhosphoSoda. Then some sadist somewhere decided that they weren't "safe" enough. So two years ago I begrudgingly used (I think) HalfLytely and didn't do too bad tolerating it. I stretched it out taking twice as long each time to get it down.
 
HalfLytely requires you to down about 2000 millileters. (I wish they would use American measurements instead of Continental measurements - *sigh*). Suprep only requires something like 30 millileters or 300 millieters, I forget which. Either way one heck of a whole lot less than the HalfLytely. Even "I" understand the difference between 2000, 300 and 30!!!!
 
So - has anyone used the Suprep as well as the bisacodyl delayed-release tablets?
 
Has anyone used the HalfLytley and bisacodyl delayed-release tablets for another prep?
 
Which did you prefer? Well, that is poorly worded. Which prep was worse?
 
It isn't the cleaning out that does me in so badly as it is the volume and the cold temperature. I do better drinking even the HalfLytely at room temperature. Large volumes of cold chills me to the bone for hours afterwards AND makes me NAUSEOUS!!! Large volumes of liquid make me NAUSEOUS.
 
Suprep uses sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate and magnesium sulfate.
 
HalfLytely uses sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and postassium chloride.
 
Chloride makes me think of chlorine altho you usually think of bicarbonate as soothing an upset tummy or heartburn.
 
Which is the lesser of two evils in YOUR opinion??
 
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   Posted 11/2/2011 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I hate those "Lytely" preps. 2L is about 8 glasses of the stuff—too much!
I can't do them, because they made me throw up and obstruct. Last time I did the pico-salax, and had to drink only 2 glasses mixed with the fizzy powdery stuff and it worked well. I was supposed to take milk of mag, but I forgot and didn't need it.
I honestly don't get why someone with chronic "d" has to do those HUGE Lytely preps anyway.

Let us know how the scope goes. (((((c2)))))
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   Posted 11/2/2011 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm caught off guard again! We've been told no change in our health benefits - except despite that claim our copays have gone up, some meds are now off limits - and HalfLytely AND Suprep are both a $30 copay!!! Two years ago HalfLytely cost me ... next to nothing. And plain jane ole Magnesium Citrate is what?? Less than $10 for TWO bottles? Less than or right around $5 actually if I remember correctly.

Life "ain't" fair, Roni. Life "ain't" fair. Every gastro and prep medical developer should have to do a prep w/these products once a month until they come up w/something decent, don't you think?

Friday, the 11th is the "big day". I'll be snarkier than ole billy heck by then! Grrrrrrr.
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   Posted 11/2/2011 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
CToo, preps are unfortunately no different than our symptoms or what meds we need. Each one of us reacts differently. I'd rather slit my wrists than to ever take a Ducolax again. Years ago I had to take 2 for a prep to have some test done - not a scope tho. I was up all night with SEVERE abd cramping. I was absolutely miserable.
 
I've used a few different things over the years but almost everything I've had left me with D long after the test was completed and in my book, that's just not good. The only exception was when I used the gallon of golytlely. Sure, there's nothing "lyte" about it, but at least the D stops shortly after I stop drinking it.
 
Last week was the first time I used the magcit. I was told to take 4 ducolax and 2 bottles of magcit. I substituted colca & senna for the Ducolax but geeze, was I left hungover in the morning. I can't remember the last time I was so dehydrated and again, I still had D long after I got home after the scope.
 
I hope the Suprep works well for you and the scope is easy with a good report.
Keah, who still does not have Crohn's!!!

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   Posted 11/2/2011 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I did ok with drinking the Halflytly, but the Biscodyl tablet caused horrible cramping that lasted for several hours. I think you have to trust what you are comfortable with and talk to your doc. I don't have problems with a gag reflex like some of the other folks here, so I'd rather just buck it up and drink the miserable stuff than ever take one of those pills. When is you test? Good luck with it. I hope you get good results.

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 11/2/2011 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, as long as I'm clean my gastro hasn't a clue to what prep I really use. Which is okay be me. I'm interested in the least nauseating method for me. I'm the important one.
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   Posted 11/2/2011 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Why can't they knock me out and then take the shop vac to me ? Hey , its a wet dry vacuum . My vote is for the mag cit . Works just as well as all the other stuff less hassle and less drinking . Sorry you have to do this C2 .
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   Posted 11/3/2011 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you ever tried the Gatorade/Miralax prep? I find it the easiest to tolerate for me. And oh yes, I'll be using it on 12/4 for my scope on 12/5.

Sniper -- you'd think they could just clean us our after we're knocked out. Wouldn't that make more sense? Oh no, that would mean they would have to deal with our stinky BM -- never mind.

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 11/3/2011 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, w/the Suprep there's just 16 ozs of the Sewer Water to drink and then 4 - 8 oz glasses of water w/in the next hour the night before (for afternoon scope) and then another 16 ozs of Sewer Water to drink plus another 4 - 8 oz glasses of water w/in the next hour the next morning - being sure to finish 3 hours before scheduled scope time. I would stretch them out by starting an hour earlier than recommended times and take twice as long for each prep session.

W/the HalfLytely its drinking 32 oz of Sewer Water the evening before (for afternoon scope) and then another 32 oz of Sewer Water the morning before the scope. Clear liquids until 9 AM then NPO until after the scope.

That's 16 oz of Sewer Water vs 32 oz of Sewer Water twice. I can drink the extra 32 oz of water easier than 32 ozs of Sewer Water, thank you.

Of course, w/Magnesium Citrate it is only 10 oz of Mag Cit, if not diluted, plus lots of water evening and morning ..... the KEY w/Mag Cit is that you be sure to drink enough water after each dose. I think it is that "we" don't drink enough plain water after the Mag Cit or PhosphoSoda that causes the problems w/using them. Just my personal opinion, of course.
 
I'm thinking I'm going to give the Suprep a try ..... maybe.
 
This dang scope prep bit is going to consume me between now and the scope!!!! *grrrrrrrr* *mumble* *grumble*
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Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 11/3/2011 6:42:42 AM (GMT-6)


SomewhatAwake
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   Posted 11/6/2011 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
BIG A+ for SUPREP here.

It just so happens that I am going through the first part of the bowel prep this evening. Or I should say 'went' through it this evening. I drank the 16 ounces around 5pm CST (the 6 ounce bottle of SuPrep and 10 ounces of cold water to the fill line). I have to say, the taste was absolutely *wretched* the first few guzzles, and I thought there was NO way I'd ever make it through 16 ounces. I called my doctor (since it was still early in the evening) and the on call doctor called back within 10 minutes. They said plug your nose and use a straw. Place the straw near the back of your tongue (but not enough to gag yourself, obviously). I was thinking...what on this earth is a straw and nose plugging going to do?? It worked WONDERS (thank you on-call doctor).

a) Plug your nose, use a straw.
b) Gulp about 4 large gulps because the after taste is WAY worse than the taste of the actual mixture.
c) Chase each of the 4 gulps with ice cold water.

They recommend NOT USING ANY JUICE or GATORADE during the actual drinking and 'poopage' course. The reason being is that the acidic value of juices and sports drinks has been known to cause further upset stomach than need be. Stick with iced water.

I completed the first round at 5:20pm (and drank the two 16 ounce bottles of water very easily, they tasted awesome, and really cleared out the yucky taste).

At 5:45pm CST I had my first action in the toilet.

At 6:10pm CST I had the second.

At 7:00 I had the third.

Now it's 7:35 and already my 'movements' are yellowy-clear (which is an excellent sign since this is only the first half of the Suprep)

I haven't had a movement since 7pm, and as I stated, it started cleaning the pipes VERY quickly..without any pain!! =D

NO cramps
NO pain
NO burpage
NOTHING distressing or alarming.

I was quite 'chilled' feeling, and again called the on-call doc, who stated it was perfectly normal and it should dissipate within a couple of hours.

...I am warming up marvelously after having a cup of Celestial Seasonings natural (approved by the on-call)...just don't add any milk or creamer, obviously.

I have to say that this is my FIRST colonoscopy....and I've been hearing horror stories about the prep for months.

SuPrep (in my opinion) is a breeze. I had no adverse effects at all except feeling quite chilly/cold (but that went away after having some hot tea). :')

Blessings to you, and I do pray your scope goes well.

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   Posted 11/6/2011 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
(I forgot to mention, I drank refrigerated bottled water non stop while doing this)....I think that helped immensely. The on-call doc said I could drink as much water as I wanted. :)

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   Posted 11/6/2011 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing, Somewhat.

I"m already in the grumpy, don't even breathe the same air I do, mode. Hubby and the animals are all treading carefully around me and keeping company in the opposite end of the house when possible. Wise decisions on their part!

No matter what I drink I am a sipper not a gulper. I have a slight swallowing problem and swallow air far too easily. My tummy does not hold a large volume of water or any liquid well. Nor does it handle really cold or iced water or liquid of any kind well. Either situation causes nausea. And even gagging sometimes. Which is why I've learned that I have to double the time to do a prep. And fortunately, doubling the time doing the prep works for me - other than it does NOTHING for my ugly mood and disposition.

Thanks for reminding me about the straws. I'll have to dig to find them. I haven't needed them since the prep 2 years ago. Did I mention I hate the whole world and everyone in it right now?? *weak smile*
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   Posted 11/6/2011 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Keah, Sniper, Gumby, Lambs - thank you. I apologize if I'm not particularly gracious right now. I'm in HATE mode!!! Grrrrrr. Snarl. Mumble, Grumble. You don't want a hug from me right now because I just might get carried away and try to strangle you just because.
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   Posted 11/6/2011 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Keah, Sniper ..... do you remember several years ago when we all discussed those of us having fairly firm BMs holding a "longest one piece poop" contest?? 'Cept the idea fizzled out 'cause none of us could think of an "acceptable" way to collect and measure the long ones.

I was just trying to think of some humor to see if I could improve my ugly disposition at least a little. I don't know why else that popped into my beady brain tonight.
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   Posted 11/6/2011 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Aww. Well I don't know anyone here, I'm a first timer. But, I can say that I will definitely have you in my prayers, Chrohnie. I'm sorry you have such a rough time with liquids; that is certainly going to make it a lot more difficult on you than it would someone else (I tend to never deny something when it's staring me in the face). Sooo...I won't bother attempting to road-apple you. Suffice it to say that regardless of the prep you choose/chose, I hope in all sincerity that it will go smoothly for you, (pardon the pun). It's 8:40pm and thus far I still haven't had any more 'movements'...which is odd isn't it? I was told by "previous preppers" I would be on the toilet all evening. I think I may just try to get some sleep. I have round 2 of the SuPrep at 5am. The taste is definitely grosser than gross, but the straw really did help. And, I hate anything that has a 'fake berry' taste, so chances are it wouldn't have been that bad had it been lemon-lime or some such.

I would say 'keep your chin up', or 'you'll get through it' or some other such wordage of peace, understanding, hope and encouragement, but if you're anything like me that would just add to the "HATE mode". (I don't do well with words of encouragement especially when those who are issuing them know they're full of poopy (pardon the pun again).

Be well!!

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   Posted 11/6/2011 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel for you C2. I'll be talking with my GI about getting my next scope soon too. For me, the prep is worse than the scope. Not looking forward to it.
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   Posted 11/6/2011 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a question and I forgot to ask it.

I'm supposed to drink 8 ounces of water every hour during prep period, which they said was from 5pm tonight, until whenever my last movement is from the dose tomorrow morning...which I imagine will be around 8am.

However, if I'm reading that correctly, it would seem to me that I'm expected to set my alarm clock for every single hour, drink 8 ounces of water, which will result in waking up again 20 minutes later to pee...taking at least another 20 minutes to fall asleep again, and then 20 minutes later repeat the whole process....over...and over...and over.

Please tell me I'm reading too much into it and I can sleep through the night??

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   Posted 11/6/2011 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
The important thing is to drink AT LEAST the amount of liquid they instruct you to drink. The timing isn't all that important - except, of course, you do NOT want it to be too close to "travel time" for getting to the procedure facility.

Here's what my prep sheet stays for the morning scope:

Day before appointment at 6 PM empty the contents of the first 6 oz bottle of Suprep into mixing container proveded. Fill up the rest of the container w/water to the fill line. Consume the entire container.

Drink 2 additional containers of water over the next hour.

On the day of your procedure at 6 AM empty the contents of the second 6 oz bottle of Suprep into the mixing container. Fill up the rest of the container w/water to the fill line. Consue the entire container.

Drink 2 additional containers of water over the next hour.

You must drink all the required solution and water.

You may consume clear liquids until midnight for a morning appointment.

These are the printed instructions from my gastro's office, not any instructions from the Suprep kit.
 
IF you are done "running" then go ahead and go to bed and get some rest. (((hugs))) to you, may tomorrow go well for you!
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   Posted 11/7/2011 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Well it's 4:50am and I'm relaxing for my last 10 minutes before I have to start Round 2.

As far as the Suprep goes, I did feel it was mentionable that last night around midnight I was woken up to my heart having a party in my throat. In other words...had some pretty heavy PVCs happening. I do have a history of those, especially when anxiety is running amoc in my body, or under times of extreme stress. So...I'm not sure if it had something to do with the cleanse itself or if it was because of an underlying 'freak out' session, courtesy of my emotional side.

Either way if you have a history of PVCs...be prepared for midnight parties in your throat.

[Update] I have no idea why, but the second dose is so much more difficult than the first one was. :( First dose was a breeze, and I found it to be quite easy.

Second dose....misery. I can barely get a swallow down.

Is it just me or does the phrase "I want my mom" enter other people's heads during these times?

I'm also scared the doctor is going to mess up and do more harm than good.

My colonoscopy is this afternoon.

[Update] I'm done with the second prep, and still running to the br. What concerns me is that my information sheet from my doctor says I'm supposed to be having 'clear poopage'...but it's not clear, it's light yellow. I'm sorry if I seem 'newbie', but it's because I AM a newbie (and a scared one at that).

...sorry for being graphic, but there are no 'bits' at all in my poopage, it's just liquid, but it's not clear, it's yellow. I don't understand why it's not clear by now. *cries a little* I swear if I get there and they say I'm not cleaned out I'm going to chuck a fit. I've done everything exactly as noted, drank everything exactly as prescribed, and I stopped eating solid foods Friday morning. So...since Friday around 10am, through Saturday, and through Sunday all I've had is white grape juice, lemon ice pops, and chicken broth.

So excuse me for flipping out...but WHY is my poop not clear!?!

Post Edited (SomewhatAwake) : 11/7/2011 5:39:58 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 11/7/2011 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Running yellow is running clear. Its any bits and pieces that could interfere w/the scope and even they, if small enough, can be suctioned up and out by the scope. You are doing great!

I think the second batch of the prep sewer water is worse and harder to get down for all of us - or at least most all of us. *sigh* Its like our mind and gut KNOW what's in store and is just waiting to rebel or at least complain more loudly.

Great. I was just Dx'd w/A fib late last summer, early fall and have been doing great on a beta blocker and anti-rhythmic. Now this prep crap just might test the effectiveness of these two meds, eh? Ah well. C'est le vie. Its always something.

Hey!!! THE WORST IS BEHIND YOU!!! Honest injun. It really is! Well, other than what is expected to be found by this scope and what you hope is found. It isn't the scope that's scarey its the answers it does or doesn't provide.

Soon you will be off to la-la land and no cares or worries for a half hour or so. Enjoy the snooze and rest whilst you can. I'm assuming since your gastro is still doing scopes he/she hasn't killed anyone yet so your odds are darn good that you are going to come thru this w/flying colors. Really, there is very little risk to having a colonoscopy. If it weren't for the darn prep I wouldn't mind them at all. In fact, other than the prep I actually look forward to my colonoscopies we do w/o sedation. I've agreed to sedation this time because we do have some difficulties and it can be "uncomfortable" making our way thru the ICV to get a good look at the TI and we haven't had a good look at the TI in 4 years so a good thorough look-see is due. *sigh*

I'm not wild about this outpatient facility tho as they cheated last time and only videoed the monitor on withdrawal rather than from start to finish. The entry is much slower than the exit and she withdraws the scope too fast for me to get as good a look as I would like. And that bugs me too because according to the literature it is on withdrawal that they pay most attention and catch most abnormalities. Doesn't do anything to instill confidence in just how much they really do see and catch.

I sure wish I could do a camera endoscopy. But we tried the disolvable pill and it didn't pass so no PCE for me. *sigh* *sob*

Good luck!!! The worst is behind you!!! Let us know how things go tonight or tomorrow.
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   Posted 11/7/2011 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the support Chrohnie...it is appreciated. I guess I'm just fed up with all this testing, and every single one thus far is coming back A-Okay. Most people would find that good news, I don't. I just want it to be blaringly obvious so they can fix me. :(

And yes, I'll update tonight.

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   Posted 11/7/2011 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
4:45 PM here in MI. Dr Conrad Murray has been found guilty and remanded to LA County Jail.

And your scope is hopefully over with, Somewhat, and you are perhaps snoozing, catching up on some missed rest and enjoying the last remnants of the la-la juice. I understand wanting the validity of what this disease has been doing to you - but keep in mind, we have some 20 feet of small intestine so the scope is not the be all and end all of answers to what is going in there if it doesn't. (((hugs)))
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   Posted 11/7/2011 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm back home already. The procedure was at 3pm and lasted 30 minutes.

No polyps, no ulcers (ahem), and nothing was removed or biopsied.

I do *not* have Crohn's. The blood tests and previous exams had them 'for sure', but it was a definitive NO after the colonoscopy, and once again they don't know what's wrong with me (yet).

In other words..I'm FINE 'inside', which is a far cry from what my doctors said they'd probably find in there. They found NOTHING except 1 very small, and very shallow, diverticulosis thingy.

I do have diverticulosis but he said the pocket was shallow, and nothing to be worried about. I already knew I would have that, because loads of family members have diveriticulitis. He said if take a fiber supplement every day, and watched my diet and fatty food intake, there's a high possibility it will never turn into diverticulitis, and it's also possible I can go through my life not having any problems with it. He said it's when people don't take care of their diverticulosis that it turns to diverticulitis. :(

(and what was the first thing I did after my colonoscopy? I ate a cheeseburger from McDonalds....STUPID yes, but I was starving, and it won't happen again) I also bought a bunch of greek yogurt, asparagus, carrots, and broccoli from the grocery store.

I don't even know what a high fiber diet includes...but I'll google it after the update. He wants me on a fiber supplement like Metamucil...yuck.

As far as my extreme left abdomen pain...

The nurse suggested I get a bit more aggressive with my ob/gyn in regard to endometriosis extending to my large bowel...which isn't viewable in a colonoscopy. She said simply because nothing was detected on the inside, doesn't mean you don't have something rampaging on the outside...unseen to the scope. I have severe PCOS, and extensive endometrial hyperplasia (currently being treated by nothing more than birth control pills until January when I get more ultrasounds).

I have a mammogram on the 10th as well as a breast ultrasound due to what my ob/gyn is safely calling fibrocystic change as not to alarm me yet.

.....still no news as to why my white blood cell count is off the charts, or why all my lymph nodes are ridiculously large. There's no infection in my intestines (which is why she said the white count was probably high). I have no infections anywhere (bacterial anyway). Candida overgrowth was negative as well.

She asked if I'd had a laparoscopy before and I said no...she was surprised. She said I needed to talk to my ob/gyn and be more aggressive in my conversation o.O

So that's it....I don't have Crohn's. =/ So I guess I won't be back on this board because I don't want to intrude on something that doesn't involve me like they thought it would. Which is good, and bad at the same time because I really like CrohnieToo :'( That..and I still don't know what the HECK is wrong with my innards *squawk*.

Thank you for all your support. :'')

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   Posted 11/7/2011 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
..and I hate to be 'nosey, Crohnie, but I've been waiting for you to say when your c scope is and I can't see that you have said. I would really like to know so I can be sure to pray extra hard that day. :')

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   Posted 11/7/2011 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Ach! This Friday, 11 Nov. A veteran colonoscopy prep victim having yet another colonoscopy, this time on Veteran's Day. *sigh* My gastro found my first polyp on 07 Dec 2001. Not that I"m superstitious or anything ....

Have you ever had a barium small bowel follow thru to check out the small intestine? Some of these gastros are so hung up on Crohn's USUALLY showing up first at the terminal ileum if they can't find it by colonoscopy you don't have Crohn's. But my Crohn's started in the mid-ileum and didn't "hit" the TI close enough to be seen by the colonoscope until 23 years AFTER my Crohn's first struck.

IF I were you I would insist on a pill camera endoscopy BEFORE I would agree to a laparscopic exploratory. Your PCOS and/or endometrial hyperplasia could well be causing your symptoms ... but there's some reason they suspected Crohn's as the cause of your pain, etc. first. I'd push and push hard for the PCE before I'd push my ob/gyn for the time being.

As far as the fibrocystic change in the breast(s) .... both my mom and older sister had to have biopsies for what turned out to be thankfully benign. All three of us are pretty well endowed but mom and sister moreso than me. And thankfully I've escaped the need for cyst biopspy. knock, Knock, KNOCK.

Don't be so quick to write us off here in the forum just yet. Stick w/us a while yet, get that PCE or at least a SBFT if you haven't had one yet tho the PCE would be the better more definitive choice. Keep us informed of how you are doing. (((hugs))) We're hoping you find definitive answers to what the cause of your problems is and that it is hopefully something more easily and successfully treated than Crohn's but just in case and until .... Keah, actually is in a rather similar boat to you and she still hangs w/us and we love her for it.
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