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Red_34
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   Posted 9/5/2007 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
How'd the scope go? Did you watch?  Whats the verdict?
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quincy
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   Posted 9/5/2007 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL...thanks for asking...I didn't have the energy to post it last night. Yes, I had my scope...here are the sordid details.....

The clean-out went fine. I used GoLytely. I originally got CoLyte from my pharmacy but noticed it was labeled "flavoured" and took it back. not wanting to drink a gallon of a flavour, I'd be nauseated for sure. The pharmacist checked as to what was available and said they were all flavoured.
OK. then I was totally ticked.
I called the Clinic pharmacy where my GI's office is..and they had the GoLytely that wasn't flavoured..whew!
I use a straw to drink each glassful quickly..works very effectively. Couldn't do the last half a glass and threw it out defiantly..haha !

I felt fine after all the prep, was there Tuesday 9:00 AM .. prepped and in the procedure room by 10:00.

The nurse administered Fentanyl and Versed into the IV (he told her 25/100 from what I heard..don't know which is for which...I do remember having some discomfort during the procedure..going around the bends and the air/gas..and remember watching the monitor and him taking the biopsies.

I did see some mucus (as he said was normal from the prep). I don't remember how many biopsies, but the nurses said 5. I remember more being taken, but I'll find out when I have the follow-up October 15. He said all looks great except 5cm inflammation in the rectum. Could be from the prep..but I'll do the Salofalk nightly for a week and then taper from there again.

I had a nice dozing recovery and then a long sit on the toilet expelling blood and gas. I was out of there and picked-up by 11:15.

My husband and I went for breakfast then went home so that I could expel more (wouldn't dare fart) and didn't have the energy to go out afterward. I fell asleep in my chair by 4:00 and woke-up at 7:30. I made a toasted tomato sandwich , peanut butter/honey on toast and had a nectarine for desert.

I was still expelling some gas/blood...and had slight discomfort throughout probably from the gas and biopsies during the evening.

I was feeling a bit agitated and ticked that I don't remember a lot about watching the monitor. I think it's that the meds make it all seem to go very fast when looking back. I don't know if I actually dozed a bit or did watch the monitor but don't remember everything. I did ask a few questions and remember the doc "highlighting" out a few things for me to look at and my commenting. Given the fact it's been a really stressful week after falling on the stairs (went to the hospital but didn't break anything thankfully) and with discomfort of my shoulder..especially while getting ready to go out...I think I just took advantage of the meds and relaxed a bit too much. sigh.
I'm going to tell him I don't want the versed next time.......but will talk about it to him at the follow-up.

So, it all went well regardless. I'm happy it's done...but now slightly anxious a bit regarding the results. For the last few c-scope results, I've had very very slight inflammation throughout (which could be from the prep)...but just that fact has me hoping all will be fine and not increased (on a microscopic level). Since I do have PSC (or PBC), the incidence for cancer is a bit higher.

I feel better today, had a fairly normal bm, no blood or discomfort.

I think my attitude will improve as the day continues..lol!

All done for another 3 years unless there's precancer or cancer in the biopsies. Will definitely post the results then.

quincy xx
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Red_34
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   Posted 9/5/2007 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad that everything went well! You are too funny sometimes. I still don't know how you can stand to watch *shudder!* ;) I will keep my fingers crossed and hope the biopsies come out clean (please let me/us know ok?) I had my 3 year scope last April so I'm good to go for another 2 years and 7 months (yes the scary countdown has begun already!)

I didn't know you fell on stairs! I'm happy that you didn't do any serious damage to yourself. Goes to show you how unexpected things can happen huh?

Take care XX
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Left sided Uc since '92 - meds - Colazal, Canasa (when needed), 6MP (50-75mgs), Forvia, Biotin (IN REMISSION - sort of!)
Secondary Raynauds Syndrome '04  - meds - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia '06 - no meds
Severe seasonal allergies - meds - Allegra 
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quincy
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   Posted 9/5/2007 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
My attitude is much better today as well as my shoulder. I had my husband drive me around today so that I didn't have to shift...
Home accidents...way too easy to happen when the body is going one way and the mind in another. Must get them to work together!!

Watching the monitor is the highlight!!....and I'm still ticked I don't remember much. sigh...I hope he took good pictures to show me at least.

Hey, we can count-down the years together..lol!

I couldn't, however, imagine to do it yearly...hope that time never arrives.

Thanks for the query and good wishes.
It's been a tough week..but one with renewed optimism (believe it or not).

H xx
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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