Posted 1/25/2017 1:37 PM (GMT -7)
MTM, I can't exactly address your concerns, but my open surgery was 8/2015 and I had my first ever colonoscopy this past December @ 53 years old (16 months later), but mainly because I was putting it off as I was 'surgeried out' after my RRP, as well as rotator cuff repair a couple years earlier. I didn't have any problems with anything related to the prep or procedure.
One thing I'll add, and I have no way to know if this is standard, but my local gastro practice doesn't require an initial consultation for a standard screening colonoscopy if you're not picky over the doc performing the procedure, but once I mentioned the 'c-word' I had to go in for a consult visit prior to. Once I did though, the doc told me it wasn't necessary after all, since I had no more prostate!
Contrary to my negative thoughts, no polyps, so I'm good for 10 years!!!