Posted 5/27/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -6)
Hippimom--
I don't know if I'll catch you but try to get Miralax instead of the cheap-o gallon of burning junk they often give out. I believe it's covered, but many docs don't think to write for it. I can't even take the other stuff, it scalded me inside and out and I guess it left me not only irritated inside, but didn't work well. The miralax is more comfortable.

You won't care what they do to you, if you do remain sort of awake. I laugh and joke and talk with them and I don't remember a thing.

The worst part is the prep, with the laxative. If you can get through that, the drugs will make the rest smooth sailing.

I had to laugh hard at Rosie's post, because it is so so so so true. The miralax is better, and when you get your jug of joy, you might ask if it is the miralax because if it isn't, the pharmacy may be able to get it switched. If you already have it, then you may not have the trouble I had, but my mom and others have recounted similar tales with the cheap stuff.

Well, I hope everything is fine and don't worry, I get em all the time. will be wishing you the best.
Love, Marji
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Posted 5/27/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)
Marji . . . . mine was $66 !!!!! I had to pay $30. My insurance paid the rest!! AKKKKKK!!!! What a scam!! I'm going for the miralax and gatorade cocktail next time. They can keep the Go-Lytely and Half-Lytly !!!

"Cheap-o gallon of burning junk!!" . . . still laughing!!!!

Blessings!

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Posted 5/28/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -6)
Had one three years ago. The prep is worse than the procedure. You get to sleep through the procedure. I wish I could've slept through the prep. Don't fret, the procedure is completely painless, and you get to start fresh with a clean colon afterwords. My GI problems turned out to be lupus caused. I had a lot of inflamation. After the procedure, all the problems I was having were gone.
 
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Posted 5/28/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -6)
Hey Hippie, long time to talk ;-)

I had 2 done and they are a pc of cake. The prep is the worst part, BUT, also the best part.
Cleaning out the system like that makes you feel great. Takes all the toxins out of the colon.
I felt GREAT for weeks after.

As for the test itself, it's so quick and you're so out of it, you won't even remember it.

You're a tough cookie, you'll do FINE

Hug

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Posted 5/28/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -6)
Hi Hippiemom! You are going to do great! The drink and the IV was the worst part for me. I think next time I will take the pills instead of the drink. The doctor said that I was able to tell him where the pain was when he got there but I dont remember a thing hahaha! Oh and the best part was that it made my back pain go away for about 20ish hours!! Good luck to you! Oh dont forget to bring something warm for afterwards(i got cold). 
Posted 5/28/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -6)
Hippi,

I'm sorry you're dreading the procedure so much. Don't worry, you'll do just fine and you won't remember a thing. Be sure to tell the anesthesiologist your fears. If I learned that I was to have one this week I wouldn't worry about it at all. I'll be thinking about you tomorrow and hope you'll let us know how it went.

(((((Hugs)))))

Pat
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Posted 5/28/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -6)
Thank you so much - you have all helped to calm my nerves. I'm in the "I just want to get it over with" phase. Luckily I don't have to drink the "gallon of crud". My husband was supposed to have one last week and did the gallon of crud and all it did was made him sick to his stomach but it didn't start cleaning him out until the next morning so they had to cancel his procedure and I'm not sure he'll do it again after that experience. I have to use the Fleet phospho soda with 8oz of whatever clear fluid I want and then an hour later I take 4 dulcolax pills. I repeat the phospho soda at 5am again. I'm also supposed to drink 8oz of clear fluid every hour up until midnight. I'm relieved I don't do the gallon of yuck stuff.

I'm SO hungry right now - I will really look forward to being able to eat tomorrow. Well, I'll start my prep in about an hour or so, so I probably won't be back online much. I'll let you know how it went when I have recovered. Thanks again for the encouragment.
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Posted 5/28/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -6)
I hope the phospho goes smoothly. Just remember next time to get the miralax if you have problems. It is totally painless and works great, huge improvement. The dulcolax will help.

Rosie, that's what its called Go Lytely! Yeah, that's the junk! I'm LOL, and you had to pay for it? I know medicaid and medicare weren't paying for the miralax, but since now its over the counter, maybe that's why they started paying for it, because last time medicare covered the whole thing of miralax for me, I had to pay a little, but it wasn't a whole bunch I don't think.

Yeah Go Lytely, that's a joke! well it will have you hoppin' and skippin' to the bathroom, sore as all get out! Everyone here is right, you do feel great afterwards because you're all cleaned out. And remember to have someone help you in and out of the car and up any stairs so you don't fall if you are still drowsy afterwards. They kicked me out like "don't let the door hit you" and I was still out of it at home. But I guess thats the way they do it now.

Will be wishing the best for you. And tell your husband, the miralax and gatorade is much better and doesn't hurt at all and I'm very sensitive to this stuff and that I have not one bit of abdominal pain or burning with miralax and I was better able to control things. So there is a better solution for him rather than the Go-lytely. It is quite traumatizing, and I was terrified to do another until they promised me I could do miralax. I could've cared less about the scope, the prep was so bad for me. But it's important to get it done. I had an adenoma.
Love, Marji
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Posted 5/28/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)
Yeah!! The phospho soda was the one I did more easily.

You won't be hungry once you start the prep . . . . LOL !!

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you right now and I hope you are managing ok Hippie.

Post after your procedure, when you are up to it. And . . . enjoy the sleepy meds!!

Blessings!

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Posted 5/28/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -6)
Quite a sodey pop, eh Rosie? ;)
Love, Marji
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Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn

Posted 5/28/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -6)
(((((Hippi))))) I'll be thinking of you! Hopefully, it will be over with before you know it.
~ Bee

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Posted 5/29/2008 12:49 AM (GMT -6)
I gagged on the fleets stuff- then again I had to get the generic and the taste was horrid. Though all by itself the phosphosoda cleaned me out fast.
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Posted 5/29/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -6)
Hippi, thinking of you. I hope it all went well today. Than I hope you were able to eat a HUGE MEAL! All I remember about the proceedure was how much it tasted like I was swolling salt water. YUCKO. I'm sure they have changed since than. It sounds like yu got a good cocktail there!
Let us know when you can
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