I was asked to bring my slides when I went to Mayo for my pre-surgery workup. I forgot to ask specifically for them when I got everything else (xrays, CT's, scope photos, etc.) so they weren't in the big bunch of medical stuff that I took with me. I went to my local hospital and got all my records (that's where my doc records are kept) and just spaced getting the slides. I almost wish I hadn't forgotten because I had to get a flex sig so they could get some samples for pathology. So - short answer - Yes, I could have and was supposed to get them along with all my other records that I took with me. I think that they are more of a checkout and return situation since they can't recreate the samples.
Ducridr - 36 - female
Diagnosed w/ severe pancolitis 11/20/2007
Asacol - 6 (400mg) 2x/day, Xifaxin 2 (200mg) 2x/day, Prednisone 15 mg (started at 40mg Nov 08 - off June 09), multi-vitamin, calcium and vit d supplement, potassium supplement, B-12 supplement, Junel FE (BCP),metamucil capsule (1/day) Coumadin (for blood clot) 5mg/day, 1st Remicade treatment 2/4/2009, 2nd - 2/18/09. Currently getting Remicade every 4 weeks.
J-Pouch surgery #1 of 3 on 8/21/2009!!!
Surgery #2 on 1/4/2010
Surgery #3 on 3/23/2010