HA HA HA!!! I got some great mail yesterday!

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   Posted 1/10/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I got a letter yesterday from my old GI office yesterday, that said they had seen me in the past for a colonoscopy and it was time for me to come back.  I had gotten a letter fromthem about that last year too.  Well this letter said, You are much greater risk for cancer and you really need to have this proceducre to save your life"  then it said if you choose not to have this procedure please call us.
So i am dying laughing reading this, and i tell my DH and he starts laughing too, and i am like, if they wanna look at it they are more than welcome to go dig through the trash for it!  LOL!
So i call the office to tell them i wont be having the scope, obviously.  And they put me through to the girl who schedules the surgeries, i think they thought i was canceling one.  And i start telling her that i dont have a colon and she says, "How do you, you know, function?"  and i had to explain it to her!
Now how on earth does a woman work in a GI office, scheduling surgeries and stuff like that and not now what an ileo is?

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   Posted 1/10/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
That girl needs some extensive training! Was she a recent hire? LOL

I got an interesting letter from my insurance company, suggesting I have a colonosocopy, etc., etc. This was ~after~ I had my procedure last August, and ~after~ they refused to pay for it, because I no longer fall into the routine screening group. Cancer survivors are no longer in that group, or so I was told. My GI doc reduced my bill though, about half what it would have been. But still, I had to pay close to $1,000 for this procedure. Then I get that letter from United Health Care, saying this procedure is vital to my health and all that bla-bla-bla. Yes it is but I no longer allow any doctor to just order tests for me, willy nilly, like the old days (when we had Choice Care and almost all were covered by our insurance!).....

Had a laugh at when you said they can dig thru the trash for it. Or possibly a shelf in a jar? There's a thread here saying they keep colons in jars? I thought it must be a joke but apparently not.

I'm existing without my sigmoid, wonder where it is! LOL It did have cancer so it's probably long gone, along with 15 inches of my colon to boot.......
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!

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   Posted 1/11/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I know one thing, I will NEVER get colon cancer!
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!

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   Posted 1/11/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
i know pepperann and that's such a plus, lol.

i read that jar thread after i posted this and i got this picture of them going and getting it out and giving it a scope!
And someone said theykept it for litigation purposes, and i thought, iwonder if they would bring it in to testify! LOL
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