Questions about colonoscopy

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badbaggirl
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   Posted 1/12/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having a colonoscopy Friday and have a few questions. Since I wear a two piece system now, can I keep the flange on for the procedure and just bring a new bag to put on afterwards? I remember some of you said it was a little easier through the stoma that it was the other way, but I am still a little nervous. My doctor who would normally do it is going to be out having surgery so another doctor will do it. No one has told me anything to expect having an ostomy. I just got the 'normal' paperwork and instructions. i just hop they sedate me to the point I won't remember it!
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


pepperann27
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a scope through my stoma before, not a big deal, and they did leave my wafer on, and they did sedate me so I don't remember it at all. Good luck to you!
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.

If you want to know more, just ask me!


Teebs
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   Posted 1/14/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I had more colonoscopy's the "regular" way than I can count. I've had one through the stoma and it was so easy.  No prep except to stop eating and yes I did leave my wafer on.  They did sedate me also.  With everything else you've probably been through this will be easy.
Good luck.
UC diagnosed in 2004
total collectomy in 2008
awaiting reconnection


badbaggirl
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   Posted 1/15/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel better now - thanks everyone!!!! My doctor has an ostomy and he prescribed the prep! Sooooo ... that's what I am doing today - fun ...
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


badbaggirl
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   Posted 1/16/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, it's OVER! I did it! It was just fine except for the prep which I ended up throwing it up. I brought an extra bag with me and he even did it through the opening of the bag I had on. Lots more comfortable than the rear entrance ... Thanks for your support!
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


vette guy
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   Posted 1/16/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
badbaggirl said...
Well, it's OVER! I did it! It was just fine except for the prep which I ended up throwing it up. I brought an extra bag with me and he even did it through the opening of the bag I had on. Lots more comfortable than the rear entrance ... Thanks for your support!

Nothing here to add, except when I looked at the signature on your post....I haven't had a good pickle since I moved from New York 3 years ago!!! Oh, the humanity!!!
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