Colonoscopy Follow-Up

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2146
   Posted 4/24/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Guys!
Just wanted to let everyone know what happened at the follow up visit with the gi doc yesterday. Very uneventful...biopsies were all clear!! YIPPEEEEE!!! Things are looking up since starting the new med and keeping that fiber pill in my tummy! The IBS symptoms are still with me, but not as harsh as they were just a few weeks ago. I did mention my probs swallowing to the doc. She seemed pretty interested; took plenty of notes. The probs i'm referring to are what i've posted here before. Foods getting lodged in my throat..HURTS!!! So she felt this needed to be looked and set up an appt for this Fri morn to have that done. I'll post back to let u know how it goes.
Co-Moderator, MS Forum
*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~*

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 4/24/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad they didn't find any thing of course now you still have questions. Good luck on your other test! You know it is probably just neurological!hahaha

Take care friend,

Things ruled out- TIA's, Lyme, Lupus, Crones, Narcolepsy, CFS, Fibro, Parkinson's, arthritis, and brain tumors.
Still nobody has answers.

Started my journey 1/06

When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 329
   Posted 4/24/2007 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear that Rhonda! Hang in there!
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
  Author: Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), 28th U.S. President

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3571
   Posted 4/24/2007 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Rhonda,

I am a little frustrated that you haven't mentioned the problem you have with worms to this doc.  Does she know??????  You need to be completely honest so you can get this all sorted out. 

Love you, mean it.  Good luck on Friday, I will be praying for you as always.  Stay cool, stud!

Love and prayers,


diagnosed: MS  July 2006
Treatment: copaxone, prayer, laughter, and positive thinking

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 896
   Posted 4/24/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rhonda,
I'm glad all the biopsies are clear, what a relief. I hope the swallowing thing is nothing, I have trouble with liquids, especially water but it has been going on for several years. My brother-in-laws both have trouble swallowing food and they get their esophogus dialated to help with that. Take care, glad you are cancer, bug free!
Michelle ><>
Co-Moderator MS forum

Ever stop to think, and forget to start again???

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2135
   Posted 4/24/2007 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news that it's not cancer.  I hope your meds continue to help you.  As for the swallowing problems, you could be experiencing esophageal spasms.  They can be very painful. We've talked about this here on this list before, I think.  Eating slowly, chewing well, eating with lots of fluids, NOT eating and talking at the same time -- all those things are what I have to do, in order to not experience that.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 299
   Posted 4/25/2007 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   

That's great Rhonda!  I love hearing good news :-) I'm glad things are looking up for you.


Diagnosed with MS April 2006
Longstanding anxiety and depression
Currently on Betaseron

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2146
   Posted 4/25/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Everyone!

Thanks for u'r sweet words. I too am so glad nothing serious was discovered. As it appears, IBS was the culprit. Since adding the fiber and the Levbid, things are better. My grandfather died as a result of colon cancer, so u can understand my concerns...beyond just the harsh symptoms i was experiencing. I haven't, however, thought to bring up the worm issue. It seems the worms have clouded my memory and i keep forgetting. I'm sure SOMEONE here will remind me. Maybe a stud??
Co-Moderator, MS Forum
*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~*

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:59 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,004,990 posts in 329,186 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161755 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, SwollenColon93.
228 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
paul_t, mordant