I'm having my first colonscopy in April and here's a clip of what I'm expecting (this is along a similar vein as the empathetic doctor cartoon that I posted earlier). I'm paying out of pocket and obviously expect more bang for the buck.
Follow the link, click on 'View It'...enjoy!
Rio, 31 yr old male - diagnosed with UC in 07/2006.
Alternative therapies for several months (SCD, ayurvedic treatment, VSL#3): didn't work and became anaemic. Canasa, 2 daily: remission for a month then flared-up.
07/07-11/07: 4800mg Asacol (6 x 400mg, twice a day) & Aloe Elite.
Completed first (6 week) tapered course of Pred in 10/07, flaring up since coming off it.
11/07: Switched from Asacol to 12 x 750mg Colazal (3 weeks on it and symptoms got worse)
12/07: Asacol 4800 mg, Started Azathioprene 175mg, Prednisone 60mg - taper.
Post Edited (Rio in Maryland) : 2/14/2008 1:54:55 PM (GMT-7)