I am happy to report a clean colon!! What a relief! My meds were changed from Bentyl to Pamine Forte. He did this when I explained that a couple of imodiums every three or four days, along with Caltrate and Bentyl kept me pretty much symptom free. He said the Pamine Forte would perform the same function as the Bentyl, but would also "firm things up" like the imodium. Has anyone else ever heard of this medication? Used it?
I also wanted to address the young lady who was afraid of having a colonoscopy done. I spoke with a nurse today who told me that so many first time patients (like myself) come in not afraid of the procedure itself, but of the God awful news that could possibly follow. He said that when it's over and the patient (like me again!) hears that all is well - you can visibly see the stress leaving their bodies. I cannot begin to tell you the peace of mind I received simply by hearing "no colon cancer." However, the ONLY way I would have this peace of mind is through the procedure I went through today. I truly hope that "Scaredy" reconsiders. I haven't followed that post too much since I started my prep, but I am living proof that it is absolutely, positively worth it. Especially if you want to rid yourself of the anxiety of "What if?" You'll find out what the problem is and begin your road to feeling better and proper treatment. Anyways, I wasn't sure if I should post this over there or not and I thought that I would let the moderators decide if it would be helpful to that particular poster.
Anyways, thanks to all of you who posted responses during my lovely "prep time."
Thanks and be well to you!