Today----(and tomorrow)---I need some hand holding......

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hopeisreal
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   Posted 11/15/2007 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
sad    Today, I am 'preparing' for the colonoscopy/endo I am having tomorrow.  I cannot eat any food----strictly clear liquids ALL DAY!  Then, tonight....I get to 'clean myself out' with a healthy dose of laxatives----OY!    Of course, I am nervous---and scared about this whole thing!
 
I keep telling myself that I am my health advocate, I have been waiting for this test for a while now----and everything will be alright! I also tell myself that I HAVE to do these tests b/c my father died of colon cancer, and we are lucky we live in a time that they have tests to catch these things early!  
 
Then, I think the "what ifs....."  What if they do find something wrong with me?  What if it's serious?  What if they find nothing---but, I am still experiencing the pains in my upper right quadrant (and have been for 6 months now).....then what?  SIGH!? 
 
Health Anxiety sucks (hope that's OK to say here)! sad eyes
 
I also have a lot of running around to do-----
 
So, today, you may see me 'whining' alot on the MB!  Sorry in advance!
 
Laurel

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/15/2007 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Laurel
Whine all ya want
You are now whining to a person who has so many colonoscopy's done I think it is just another ...day......With me...lol .......kiddding ....C'Mon smile

I find for me the prep is the worst but I have constant D anyways so I dont need to make sure I drink the whole container...but you have to MAKE sure you are totally cleaned out or it will not work
I have used citro mag and numerous others

I do feel for you hun and I will be thinking about you I promise

From someone who has been there so many times ........I am a holding your hand hun k

No thoughts not negative plz ............
Post when you can and let us know how things went

With you hun in spirit .......

I stayed awake during procedure but I am sure you will be out like a babe ..........
Luvs
LYN
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   Posted 11/15/2007 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Laurel...

I know this is a freaky moment for you. Just relax, and know we are all here thinking about you.

All will go well,and when you are able, be sure to post and let us know how you are doing!

I am holding your hand too!

Hugs to you sweetie!
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   Posted 11/15/2007 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Worrying never solved a single problem. I have a note above my computer thats says "Get the information - then make an informed decision". You don't have the info yet & if you need more - you can get it. Try to not escalate & the procedure is a piece of cake. They will tell you immediately if there is anything to concern yourself with.

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   Posted 11/15/2007 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cary
Welcome
I have had numerous colonscopy's due to crohns and I have yet to be told immediately what they find but it still does help not to worry to much

Hard for someone with Health Anxiety though not to worry.........we are here for you Laurel

Welcome again Cary.......LYN
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   Posted 11/15/2007 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
We are certainly here for you Laurel!!!! Always thinking of you!
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   Posted 11/15/2007 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Laurel,

Hey there, good morning it is Kitt and guess what today is my birthday so while your running around all day just keep singing Happy Birthday to me  lol.  That should make people look at your funny. yeah

You vent away sweetie and know that it is normal to worry about the  outcome.  I agree with Lyn, the final results are not always available expecially if they do biopsies.  My Gastroenterologist will usually tell me what she saw but won't give me final dx until results are in and then she sends out a very nice dictated letter with exactly what the results were along with how to proceed. I have never had a bad result.

She also always calls everyone of her patient's at home the evening of the scope to check and see how they are doing..................I have a great Doc in that lady.

She is my hubbies physician for his Crohn's too. :-)

Please know we care and are thinking of you.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 
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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Aww, thanks Tammy, Lyn, Kitt, and Cary!! You all did make me smile! :) Kitt---I will sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU---to keep me busy and b/c it IS your birthday!

Lyn---ya' know.... I do have a somewhat "sarcastic" sense of humor---so, when you posted about it being 'another day'----that made me laugh! Thanks!

I went out and bought a few magazines to help me 'pass the time'-----LOL---big thick magazines, like In Style, Real Simple, "O", and Family Fun!

DH is coming home from a business trip tonight----by 5 pm---so, he will be taking care of the kids for the evening----My DS (who is 7)----made me a card yesterday---- he drew a happy face on the front and wrote, "MOM, I hope you get all of your poopies out! I love you!" He stuck it on the seat of my car----and I didn't see it until I was running errands! I laughed, and cried! He is such a sweet kid!

I am getting hungry (it's lunch time)---but, I just made some tea----and next will be chicken broth! ;)

Thanks to everyone here! I don't know what I would do without you! CYBER HUGS!!!!!

Laurel

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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Laurel,

Sing louder, I can't hear you.........LOL.  I will have chicken broth in your honor.  No one should have to diet alone :)

Good vibes coming your way...........whoo hoooooo.

Hugs

Kitt


 
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hopeisreal
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   Posted 11/15/2007 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks Kitt! I am sure the chicken broth will make me "go", even before I have to drink the "potion"!!!! OY! ;)

HAPPY BBBBIIIIRRRTHHHHDAAAYYY TOO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

HHHHAPPPPPPYYY BBBBIIIIIIRRRRTTTTTHHHHHDDDAAAYYYY TOOOOO YOUUUUUUUUUUUU

HHHAAAAAPPPPPYYYYY BBBBIIIIRRRRRTTTTTHHHDDDDDAAYYY DDDDEEEEEARRRRR KIIIIIIITTTTTTTT!

HHHHHHHAAAAAPPPPPYYYYYY BBBBBIIIIIIIRRRRRRTTTTTHHHHHDDDAAAAYYYY TOOOOO YOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

LOL!

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   Posted 11/17/2007 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Wondering how you made out .....lol.....
Love your son so cute .........

Hoping you wqill let us know how things went hun and know even though I was in a flare n feeling like C*** all day yesterday I was a still thinking bout you .......Luvs
LYN

Big sis

Happy Belated birthday ........Hoping to talk to you this week I am having probs with B/P being at 160 ...not good and sure makes head ache and for not great moods lol....... NOT at all ....

Hoping your special day was spent spoiling self and others spoiling you too .....
Happy Thanksgiving sis n all ....Safe ....Good Food and lotsa love......
Luvs
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