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Maristar210
01-29-2007, 10:31 PM
.......and the rubber glove inspection:(

"Um........ Your gonna do what?"

"oOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooppp"

"Ooooowwwww"

"eeeeeRRRRRRr"


"Looks good"


Hate to see if further inspection was required. Must be a like a quick Prison sentence:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Hoosier Bob
01-29-2007, 10:38 PM
I can't say I am gonna be looking forward to that one Ole' Timer!8p

milkmania
01-29-2007, 10:40 PM
.......and the rubber glove inspection:(

"Um........ Your gonna do what?"

"oOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooppp"

"Ooooowwwww"

"eeeeeRRRRRRr"


"Looks good"


Hate to see if further inspection was required. Must be a like a quick Prison sentence:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

here ya go
http://www.disgruntledhousewife.com/products/images/kleenex.gif

Maristar210
01-29-2007, 10:42 PM
here ya go
http://www.disgruntledhousewife.com/products/images/kleenex.gif


Dude you know it:rolleyes:

I case some of you ever wondered.

It was not cool and I feel "violated" and sore....


Sorry if that may be too graphic but good gravy mable?

Maristar210
01-29-2007, 10:42 PM
here ya go
http://www.disgruntledhousewife.com/products/images/kleenex.gif


Dude you know it:rolleyes:

I case some of you ever wondered.

It was not cool and I feel "violated" and sore....


Sorry if that may be too graphic but good gravy mable?

milkmania
01-29-2007, 10:43 PM
you can say that again!:D

TMCNo1
01-29-2007, 10:45 PM
Remember, at 50 and beyond on orders from your doctor or not, get a Colonoscopy. At 53 and no colonoscopy yet, I was found to have Colorectal Cancer, that could have killed me anytime in my sleep. It can save your life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They found something wrong when I went to the ER with a Kidney Stone and they found it for sure the next week. Nothing to it, they put you to sleep. I've had 6 Colonoscopies.

Leroy
01-29-2007, 10:46 PM
I really do not like that exam one bit! Then the wife goes...oh that's nothing....

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-29-2007, 10:47 PM
Gee Thanks Steve. What the he11 did I do wrong today to deserve this thread?:confused:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-29-2007, 10:55 PM
I can't say I am gonna be looking forward to that one Ole' Timer!8p
Ol' timer? OL timer? You forget how to do math Hoosier?:confused: Or have you lost your math skills tonite, only to regain them some time tomarrow.....?

Leroy
01-29-2007, 11:00 PM
Weeee weeee weeee ........ok enough.....

trickskier
01-29-2007, 11:06 PM
NOT something I look forward to every year. Welcome to the CLUB! :o

RexDog1
01-29-2007, 11:07 PM
Come on, it is not that bad,,,,,I like it when both Drís hands are on my shoulders:eek3:

Maristar210
01-29-2007, 11:11 PM
Come on, it is not that bad,,,,,I like it when both Drís hands are on my shoulders:eek3:


I knew you would come up with the plunging explanation.....


That's some funny **** right there

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-29-2007, 11:24 PM
Rex, you really need to look into better health insurance companies.

milkmania
01-29-2007, 11:24 PM
thanks a lot guys......

going to Dr. tomorrow

numb pinky and ring finger on both hands, but primarily left hand... 24/7

doing a little research tonight...... not looking so good in the c7 t1 region:(

http://www.medschool.northwestern.edu/bin/v/r/C8-T1.JPG

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-29-2007, 11:26 PM
Good Luck Milk!:)

Oh yea, side note: Dont go to Rexdog's doctor.

Hoosier Bob
01-29-2007, 11:36 PM
Sorry to hear Milky! According to the chart your lips and breasts appear to be OK! Work on your spine and we'll talk later!:o

jmac197
01-29-2007, 11:38 PM
thanks a lot guys......

going to Dr. tomorrow

numb pinky and ring finger on both hands, but primarily left hand... 24/7

doing a little research tonight...... not looking so good in the c7 t1 region:(

http://www.medschool.northwestern.edu/bin/v/r/C8-T1.JPG
Sounds like an ulnar impingment....that's the nerve that feeds those two fingers. I'm currently under "observation" for it. It's a lot loke carpal tunnel, in fact the other term is Ulnar tunnel. It's also the nerve that gets pinged when you hit your funny bone.

Right now we at the wait and see time. If things don't improve they'll go in and basically move the nerve under some muscle to protect it, then wait for the nerve to heal. My SIL is having the same done on Thursday.
Recoup period is as long as it takes for the incision to heal.

Kepp us informed!!!

milkmania
01-29-2007, 11:47 PM
Sounds like an ulnar impingment....that's the nerve that feeds those two fingers. I'm currently under "observation" for it. It's a lot loke carpal tunnel, in fact the other term is Ulnar tunnel. It's also the nerve that gets pinged when you hit your funny bone.

Right now we at the wait and see time. If things don't improve they'll go in and basically move the nerve under some muscle to protect it, then wait for the nerve to heal. My SIL is having the same done on Thursday.
Recoup period is as long as it takes for the incision to heal.

Kepp us informed!!!

intense burning sensation on my back about where C7-T1 are.
already have 2 ruptured disks on lower back:(

thanks for the heads up

Leroy
01-29-2007, 11:55 PM
Good luck Milk, hope there is something they can do. THe back is always so tricky.

JimN
01-29-2007, 11:56 PM
"Hey you guys over 40! You did not warn me about the Annual Physical"

Ya didn't ask.

Hoosier Bob
01-29-2007, 11:56 PM
HEY YOU GUYS OVER 40! YOU'RE OLD!8p

JimN
01-30-2007, 12:01 AM
"HEY YOU GUYS OVER 40! YOU'RE OLD!"

Yeah, well let's see if we let you live this long.

milkmania
01-30-2007, 12:05 AM
Good luck Milk, hope there is something they can do. THe back is always so tricky.


boy, you're telling me!
now I gotta pick my nose with my right hand!http://oklahomaforums.com/Smileys/default/24.gif

Hoosier Bob
01-30-2007, 12:05 AM
Don't want to! Being around here and listening the the crying why would I? I am paying for the service you guys get now during an annual (maybe an extra n and u there) physical!:o

Hoosier Bob
01-30-2007, 12:08 AM
I am thinking we can save some time if we would combine the two threads regarding this matter!

Repacking a Traditional Stuffing Box! I do not know if this is the proper medical term but it works for me!:D

milkmania
01-30-2007, 12:09 AM
25 SIGNS YOU HAVE GROWN UP
1. Your houseplants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.
2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
5. You hear your favorite song in an elevator.
6. You watch the Weather Channel.
7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of "hook up" and "break up."
8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."
10. You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won't turn down the stereo.
11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's leftovers.
15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
16. You take naps.
17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, Rather than settle, your stomach.
19. You go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.
20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good sh!t."
21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
22. "I just can't drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm never going to drink that much again."
23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.

25. When you find out your friend is pregnant you congratulate
them instead of asking "Oh **** what the hell happened?" sorry, but at my age it would STILLL be what the hell happened!

Bonus:
26: You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you and can't find one to save your sorry old ***. Then you forward it to a bunch of old friends 'cause you know they'll enjoy it too

Hoosier Bob
01-30-2007, 12:10 AM
Sorry Steve but the only thing going in or on my arse is my favorite "Ban Rod" avatar!:D :D

Maristar210
01-30-2007, 12:14 AM
You wait..... You'll see

11:11PM

Nighty Night All:D :D :D

east tx skier
01-30-2007, 12:16 AM
I know it's in the mail for most of us. But until then, I'm sure this picture will haunt you.

http://www.practicaltool.com/photos/494.jpg

Workin' 4 Toys
01-30-2007, 12:47 AM
"Hey you guys over 40! You did not warn me about the Annual Physical"

Ya didn't ask.
He wasn't afraid to ask about having his "junk sawed on", might as well have both done at the same time at Rex's Dr. office...:rolleyes:

captain planet
01-30-2007, 09:50 AM
.......and the rubber glove inspection

"Um........ Your gonna do what?"

"oOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooppp"

"Ooooowwwww"

"eeeeeRRRRRRr"


"Looks good"


Hate to see if further inspection was required. Must be a like a quick Prison sentence
Uh, they didn't do that because your over 40. They did it because your a michigan fan!!!!!!!:D :D :D

Sorry man, I couldn't resist.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-30-2007, 10:00 AM
Uh, they didn't do that because your over 40. They did it because your a michigan fan!!!!!!!:D :D :D

Sorry man, I couldn't resist.
Maybe the Doctor thought he was cute?:uglyhamme

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-30-2007, 10:02 AM
I know it's in the mail for most of us. But until then, I'm sure this picture will haunt you.

http://www.practicaltool.com/photos/494.jpg
Uh yea East.....there are those of us that are afraid of that exam, and then there are those of us that are afraid of the exam AND the fact you have that picture.

bcampbe7
01-30-2007, 10:11 AM
Remember, at 50 and beyond on orders from your doctor or not, get a Colonoscopy. At 53 and no colonoscopy yet I was found to have Colorectal Cancer, that could have killed me anytime in my sleep. It can save your life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They found something wrong when I went to the ER with a Kidney Stone and they found it for sure the next week. Nothing to it, I've had 6 of them.


Had my 1st at 25! Doctor said everything was fine but I had a cracked filling! :D

Long family history of colorectal cancer so I get the "privilege" of having a colonoscopy every 5 years. This year is my year, baby!

The exam itself was easy. The prep was the bad part. Baby wipes are the secret! :uglyhamme

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-30-2007, 10:13 AM
Had my 1st at 25! Doctor said everything was fine but I had a cracked filling! :D

Long family history of colorectal cancer so I get the "privilege" of having a colonoscopy every 5 years. This year is my year, baby!

The exam itself was easy. The prep was the bad part. Baby wipes are the secret! :uglyhamme
Sounds like your Doctor really likes you Beau! ;)

SkiDog
01-30-2007, 10:14 AM
Yea, Dog gets the ole finger on Feb. 7. Same here, history of family cancer. I just hope its me that gets to break that chain!:(

bcampbe7
01-30-2007, 10:16 AM
Sounds like your Doctor really likes you Beau! ;)


She is pretty hot!

bcampbe7
01-30-2007, 10:17 AM
Y...I just hope its me that gets to break that chain!:(


No doubt!

My grandfather did not have the procedure done until it was too late.

Maristar210
01-30-2007, 10:40 AM
Still "tender" this morning:rolleyes: :mad: :confused: :o

trickskier
01-30-2007, 10:46 AM
Still "tender" this morning:rolleyes :confused: :o
WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION. He must have REALLY LIKED YOU.........:eek3:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-30-2007, 10:58 AM
WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION. He must have REALLY LIKED YOU.........:eek3:
well, what steve dont know is the actual EXAM part was only supposed to last about 10 to 20 seconds.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-30-2007, 11:00 AM
She is pretty hot!
Oh dont try to pull THAT one on ME Beau! I may have been born at night, but not LAST night! We know........we know.

jimmer2880
01-30-2007, 12:01 PM
Had my first at "rubber glove" exam at 30. No family history. Not really sure why, but at every physical - out comes the glove.

Haven't had a scope yet - but probably should. I had Diverticulitus last year at 34.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-30-2007, 12:15 PM
I had Diverticulitus last year at 34.
Diverticulitus ?- Is that a disease you get from scuba diving?:confused: I told you to clean your regulator!

M-Funf
01-30-2007, 12:27 PM
.......and the rubber glove inspection:(

I haven't had that one yet...I've been to two docs in the past 5 years, and neither of them has recommended anything in that...errrr..."arena" yet. :o

I think I am going to start pushing for colonoscopy, digital prostate exam, and psa tests...just to be sure. It's not that I want to, but I probably should...

trickskier
01-30-2007, 12:37 PM
I haven't had that one yet...I've been to two docs in the past 5 years, and neither of them has recommended anything in that...errrr..."arena" yet. :o

I think I am going to start pushing for colonoscopy, digital prostate exam, and psa tests...just to be sure. It's not that I want to, but I probably should...
I get a complete physical every year. Once a year is not so bad, and it gives you some peace of mind for at least another year.

Archimedes
01-30-2007, 01:21 PM
We've got familial polyposis in my family so I had to have my first sigmoidoscopy at the tender age of 13. Awake the whole time. Fun stuff.

Chief
01-30-2007, 01:26 PM
If the "female" is hot what the hell.

jimmer2880
01-30-2007, 01:36 PM
Diverticulitus ?- Is that a disease you get from scuba diving?:confused: I told you to clean your regulator!

Close to a scuba diving disease. You need Scuba gear to diagnose it :(

It's an infection in the GI tract. Usually people only get it in their 50's & 60's. Not at 34. Had to switch to high fiber diet & cut back on the Atkins style.

So - be warned - all of you with "Manly Men" style food consumption (For me - If it's not Meat, Potatoes or Pizza it's not food), it will catch up with you in a way that will make you feel more like a woman than you ever cared to :eek:

jimmer2880
01-30-2007, 01:37 PM
Close to a scuba diving disease. You need Scuba gear to diagnose it :(

It's an infection in the GI tract. Usually people only get it in their 50's & 60's. Not at 34. Had to switch to high fiber diet & cut back on the Atkins style.

So - be warned - all of you with "Manly Men" style food consumption (For me - If it's not Meat, Potatoes or Pizza it's not food), it will catch up with you in a way that will make you feel more like a woman than you ever cared to :eek:

Thinking back on this... I wonder if a strong Stout beer can be considered high fiber?

Bruce
02-02-2007, 06:23 PM
I know it's in the mail for most of us. But until then, I'm sure this picture will haunt you.

http://www.practicaltool.com/photos/494.jpg
Where does the battery go?

Mag_Red
02-02-2007, 06:41 PM
I haven't had that one yet...I've been to two docs in the past 5 years, and neither of them has recommended anything in that...errrr..."arena" yet. :o

I think I am going to start pushing for colonoscopy, digital prostate exam, and psa tests...just to be sure. It's not that I want to, but I probably should...I'm in the same boat at 51. In fact, I was just at the Doctors for inability to urinate, and when I could, it felt like the wee wee was on FIRE!:cry: Long story short.........no urinary tract infection, swollen prostrate ( diagnosed by the DRE), took anti-biotic for a week, finally back in the flow of things.....so to speak. Still wonder why he never recommended the PSA or the colonoscopy:confused: (Guess I should ask) Got a new problem now..........got wacked in the fore arm with a ceiling fan( don't ask)........drew blood and left a nasty knot on my arm. Come to realize I can't bend my left arm down:confused: Guess it's off to the ER for some X-Rays

Leroy
02-02-2007, 06:41 PM
Jimmer......Diverticulitus ouch! Yet another disease I did not need to know about!

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/diverticulosis/

Mag_Red
02-02-2007, 06:42 PM
PS.............sucks getting old!8p

trickskier
02-02-2007, 07:37 PM
PS.............sucks getting old!8p
Right there with you Mag.........8p

milkmania
02-02-2007, 07:52 PM
PS.............sucks getting old!8p


what, no chandolier, so.....

you had her swinging from the ceiling fan???


http://oklahomaforums.com/Smileys/default/24.gif

trickskier
02-02-2007, 07:54 PM
what, no chandolier, so.....

you had her swinging from the ceiling fan???


http://oklahomaforums.com/Smileys/default/24.gif
It Rotates........:D

milkmania
02-02-2007, 07:55 PM
It Rotates........:D

http://oklahomaforums.com/Smileys/default/39.gif

Mag_Red
02-02-2007, 08:56 PM
http://oklahomaforums.com/Smileys/default/39.gifJust keep thinking..............it'll come to you:D

Update: Just returned from the Emergency room, nothing broken or fractured:dance: Ice 6x a day and lots of ibuprophen.

bcampbe7
02-02-2007, 09:10 PM
Still wonder why he never recommended the PSA or the colonoscopy:confused:


You should probably ask Mag, just to be safe.

Mag_Red
02-02-2007, 09:13 PM
You should probably ask Mag, just to be safe.Probably right Beau:)

TMCNo1
02-02-2007, 09:14 PM
Probably right Beau:)


Mag, see my post 7.

Leroy
02-02-2007, 09:19 PM
I don't know that I would get too smart with the Doc! I mean if you needed it he would have done it right? ;)

Probably right Beau:)

milkmania
02-02-2007, 09:25 PM
Just keep thinking..............it'll come to you:D



but, how do you keep their heels tucked behind their ears?:confused:

roddydog
02-02-2007, 09:40 PM
I just say "NOT TWO FINGERS THIS TIME"!!!!!!!!!!!

trickskier
02-02-2007, 09:52 PM
but, how do you keep their heels tucked behind their ears?:confused:
Milk I'm still laughing after your post.......I'm walking through the house and just burst out laughing........My wife say's WHAT????? and I start laughing again.......:worthy:

trickskier
02-02-2007, 09:55 PM
Just keep thinking..............it'll come to you:D

Update: Just returned from the Emergency room, nothing broken or fractured:dance: Ice 6x a day and lots of ibuprophen.

Mag....Glad to hear nothing's broken....:D

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-03-2007, 10:36 AM
Whacked in the arm with a ceiling fan ??????:confused:


OK, Um..... I have to know Mag. I just have to know. If you cant post it here, then PM me. Thats just too wacky! Talk to me brutha Mag!:)

Thats almost as graceful as driving over your own foot with a car. 8p

Doug G
02-03-2007, 11:30 AM
"Hey you guys over 40! You did not warn me about the Annual Physical"

Ya didn't ask.


Not that we would have told you anyway... Why spoil the surprise

X-45
02-03-2007, 12:20 PM
People been telling me at 50 they use a garden hose.:eek:

trickskier
02-04-2007, 08:11 AM
People been telling me at 50 they use a garden hose.:eek:
Is that considered a ROYAL FLUSH????? :D

Upper Michigan Prostar190
09-07-2007, 02:32 PM
Hey Staristar! January is coming soon..... time for that health checkup again. :D

chudson
09-07-2007, 03:11 PM
Should be OK as long as you don't hear banjo's and this guy isn't your Doctor!!!
27206

Maristar210
09-07-2007, 03:17 PM
Slow day beins the finance manager eh?

Chas
09-07-2007, 03:33 PM
I've been told to make the appointment for the big exam. Not looking forward to it - I'm not afraid of the discomfort, but I absolutely hate waking up from general anesthesia.

M-Funf
09-07-2007, 03:38 PM
I've been told to make the appointment for the big exam. Not looking forward to it - I'm not afraid of the discomfort, but I absolutely hate waking up from general anesthesia.

general anesthesia? For a colonoscopy? unlikely. Lay on yer side, pull yer knees up to yer chest and relax :eek:

TMCNo1
09-07-2007, 03:47 PM
I've been told to make the appointment for the big exam. Not looking forward to it - I'm not afraid of the discomfort, but I absolutely hate waking up from general anesthesia.


No, you have an IV and while the Dr. is talking to you about trivial stuff after you have turned on your side, your out like a light and when you wake up it's over. It will be the only time in your life when a woman (nurse) will tell you to cut wind, so enjoy it, there is alot of it. But, don't go out immediately after it is over and eat a big meal, you'll pay for it dearly!:D
The worst part is the bowel prep (cleansing) prior to the precedure and not eating anything but non-red Jello, broth and non-red popcicles for 2 days.

03 35th Anniversary
09-07-2007, 03:51 PM
Somebody please remind me in about 14 years before I turn 40....... To shoot myself so I don't have go through this pain. Reading this thread has made me dizzy.

TMCNo1
09-07-2007, 03:53 PM
Somebody please remind me in about 14 years before I turn 40....... To shoot myself so I don't have go through this pain. Reading this thread has made me dizzy.
There is no pain! That is unless they find Colon Cancer and do surgery to save your life. Consider the alternative!

bcampbe7
09-07-2007, 03:55 PM
There is no pain!

What about that prep the day before.

Just be glad you don't have colon cancer in the family. I had my 1st procedure at 25! Next one should be soon. :eek3:

03 35th Anniversary
09-07-2007, 03:56 PM
There is no pain!


It doesn't sound that away........

I feel like a little kid listening to stories about the boogie man.......

jss101
09-07-2007, 03:58 PM
Don'tcha just love their bedside manner?

"Now this may feel a little uncomfortable...":eek:

TMCNo1
09-07-2007, 04:02 PM
It doesn't sound that away........

I feel like a little kid listening to stories about the boogie man.......
Earlier in this thread I had 6, since them, 2 more for a total of 8 in 7 years. I was clean of any poloyps last year, so it will be 3 years before my next one!

TMCNo1
09-07-2007, 04:03 PM
What about that prep the day before.
Just be glad you don't have colon cancer in the family. I had my 1st procedure at 25! Next one should be soon. :eek3:


I had edited my post!

03 35th Anniversary
09-07-2007, 04:05 PM
Earlier in this thread I had 6, since them, 2 more for a total of 8 in 7 years. I was clean of any poloyps last year, so it will be 3 years before my next one!
I think I am going to passout..............:eek:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
09-07-2007, 04:08 PM
It doesn't sound that away........

I feel like a little kid listening to stories about the boogie man.......
I agree 35th.

I will be 35 this fall, and given some family history, I unfortunatley will have to start getting and annual physical and the "Moon river test" earlier than 40 like most guys do. It cant be fun, but its a necessary evil given the alternative. I gave steve some razzing about this, but its a reality we all must face.

tex
09-07-2007, 04:12 PM
I need to get back to see my doctor soon. Here is a picture of her right before my last check up!

bcampbe7
09-07-2007, 04:14 PM
I had edited my post!


I saw the edit and agree.

This simple test sure does beat the alternative!

Upper Michigan Prostar190
09-07-2007, 04:24 PM
I need to get back to see my doctor soon. Here is a picture of her right before my last check up!
Far out! Its a good thing my health insurance co works in your state too Tex. PM at ya for her number!:cool:

TMCNo1
09-07-2007, 04:32 PM
I need to get back to see my doctor soon. Here is a picture of her right before my last check up!


Now that procedure will make you gasp for some air and make sweat beads pop out on your nose for sure! On one of those exams, I swore I tasted latex!

bigmac
09-07-2007, 07:04 PM
Oh for crissake, people.... get a grip. By far the most common words the doctor hears are "you mean it's done"?

If your colonoscopy hurts, next time find a competent doctor.

Maristar210
09-07-2007, 07:17 PM
BigMac

This is UMP digging up old threads about me. It's original intent was to kind of say I had no idea I was going to get the finger treatment. I thought I was there for the physical I was used to in my thirties.

Moreover it was about the fact that somehow through the whole process he kept his hands in plain view:o

TX.X-30 fan
09-07-2007, 07:21 PM
When I had my hysterectomy I mean vasectomy my doctor asked about family history and stuff, and said he would do a prostate exam when I was 50. I am missing out on some fun here guys? :confused:

Seriously though, is he waiting too long?

Sodar
09-07-2007, 07:25 PM
When I had my hysterectomy....

Hmmmmmmmmmm.....

JDK
09-07-2007, 07:34 PM
The worst part is the bowel prep (cleansing) prior to the precedure and not eating anything but non-red Jello, broth and non-red popcicles for 2 days.

http://www.pico-salax.ca/eng_home.html
This is the answer to the bowel prep.
By faaaaaarrrrrr the best way to get cleaned up.

Chas
09-07-2007, 07:37 PM
In talking it over with the spousal unit - she had one done a couple of years ago - she said she would forgo the anesthesia next time. She didn't like being all drugged the rest of the day, and I'm the same way.

Guess until now I hadn't realized it was an option?

Do doctors give references -

of folks who have been 'scoped by them recently?

Leroy
09-07-2007, 07:46 PM
Women can take anything they are used to it......

bigmac
09-07-2007, 07:54 PM
Probably the most commonly-used prep these days is based on a couple of quarts of Gatorade and some Miralax. It's unlikely a patient would ever be allowed to choose their own bowel prep for a colonoscopy other than from two or three options used by that doctor.

Sedation...I wouldn't advise colonoscopy without it, and most doctors wouldn't do it that way without the patient at least agreeing to it's use if things get too uncomfortable.

Age 40 is too early for people to start getting screening colonoscopy unless there's a family history of colon cancer. Age 50 is too late to begin screening for prostate cancer, either by serum PSA (blood test) or the magic finger, most likely both if maximum diagnostic accuracy is desired.

No, a doctor giving references would be unusual. For one thing, it's illegal.

TX.X-30 fan
09-07-2007, 07:54 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmm.....




So when do you go in for the "body shaping" and peck implants? :confused: :D :D

TMCNo1
09-07-2007, 09:16 PM
Oh for crissake, people.... get a grip. By far the most common words the doctor hears are "you mean it's done"?

If your colonoscopy hurts, next time find a competent doctor.


Thanks Bigmac, that's what I been trying to get across, but I hope for their sake, someday it won't be, "How long have I got to live" instead of "Nothing to It", bunch-a-wimps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hoosier Bob
09-07-2007, 09:19 PM
The problem with Stari is he pushes back! You are not supposed to do that Steve!8p BigMac

This is UMP digging up old threads about me. It's original intent was to kind of say I had no idea I was going to get the finger treatment. I thought I was there for the physical I was used to in my thirties.

Moreover it was about the fact that somehow through the whole process he kept his hands in plain view:o

Chas
09-07-2007, 09:25 PM
Now I've got this topic on the brain -

I keep scanning posts and I see "Prostate" instead of "Prostar"

Sheesh.

Maristar210
09-07-2007, 09:25 PM
Pushback?

You mean BrokeBack, don't you?

Hoosier Bob
09-07-2007, 09:27 PM
It is an exam! Nobody is supposed to enjoy an exam! Nice to see this post has virtually eliminated all ProStar inquiries!:o Pushback?

You mean BrokeBack, don't you?

Maristar210
09-07-2007, 09:28 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/646521-R1-054-25A_019.jpg

Maristar210
09-07-2007, 09:29 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/646521-R1-052-24A_018.jpg

Hoosier Bob
09-07-2007, 09:30 PM
These pipes are cleeeeaaaan!8p

Hoosier Bob
09-07-2007, 09:31 PM
Is my head really that shape? Weird!:o http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/646521-R1-052-24A_018.jpg

TMCNo1
09-07-2007, 09:31 PM
Probably the most commonly-used prep these days is based on a couple of quarts of Gatorade and some Miralax. It's unlikely a patient would ever be allowed to choose their own bowel prep for a colonoscopy other than from two or three options used by that doctor.

Sedation...I wouldn't advise colonoscopy without it, and most doctors wouldn't do it that way without the patient at least agreeing to it's use if things get too uncomfortable.

Age 40 is too early for people to start getting screening colonoscopy unless there's a family history of colon cancer. Age 50 is too late to begin screening for prostate cancer, either by serum PSA (blood test) or the magic finger, most likely both if maximum diagnostic accuracy is desired.

No, a doctor giving references would be unusual. For one thing, it's illegal.


I will say this, drinking a gallon of Go-Lightly/Co-Lightly over 3 hours is for the birds, but it does do the job and Fleet Phospho Soda does not cleanse as well according to my doctor, but he has recommended both at different times over the years, this Pico Salax is interesting. I would not dare use it without consulting him first, asking for a rain check for a Colonoscopy because you weren't clean and went against his orders wouldn't be a good thing!

2RLAKE
09-07-2007, 10:49 PM
did you ask him to check again?

bigmac
09-07-2007, 10:54 PM
The Gatorade/Miralax (http://www.google.com/search?q=gatorade+miralax&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a) prep is only 2 quarts (better than a gallon). Fleets PhosphaSoda works just as well and is only a few ounces, but there have been a number of reports of phosphate-induced renal failure and the FDA has issued an advisory (http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/OSP_solution/default.htm) on it. The lawyers are circling, and very few places are using it anymore.

TMCNo1
09-08-2007, 07:06 AM
The Gatorade/Miralax (http://www.google.com/search?q=gatorade+miralax&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a) prep is only 2 quarts (better than a gallon). Fleets PhosphaSoda works just as well and is only a few ounces, but there have been a number of reports of phosphate-induced renal failure and the FDA has issued an advisory (http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/OSP_solution/default.htm) on it. The lawyers are circling, and very few places are using it anymore.


Great, I don't like the doc recommending it, then saying I wasn't clean, his bad!

03 35th Anniversary
09-08-2007, 07:11 AM
Oh God not this thread again............Its 5:10 in the morning. Wheres the happy stuff????????????

TX.X-30 fan
09-08-2007, 12:41 PM
[QUOTE=bigmac]
Age 40 is too early for people to start getting screening colonoscopy unless there's a family history of colon cancer. Age 50 is too late to begin screening for prostate cancer, either by serum PSA (blood test) or the magic finger, most likely both if maximum diagnostic accuracy is desired.

Thanks bigmac, not what I wanted to hear but had a sneaking suspicion that's what I would hear.

87MCProstar
09-08-2007, 02:15 PM
shouldn't the guys who barefoot backwards be okay without drinking that stuff...i'm in no rush to get to 40 i have another decade...but just curious...i'll even start doing backdeeps with a loose wetsuit, as long as it helps

TMCNo1
09-08-2007, 06:24 PM
shouldn't the guys who barefoot backwards be okay without drinking that stuff...i'm in no rush to get to 40 i have another decade...but just curious...i'll even start doing backdeeps with a loose wetsuit, as long as it helps
Mark my word, you WILL remember these words, but when you get to 60 or so, you'll say dayum, I was just 23 yesterday, What Happened!:D

TMCNo1
09-09-2007, 09:36 AM
The Gatorade/Miralax (http://www.google.com/search?q=gatorade+miralax&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a) prep is only 2 quarts (better than a gallon). Fleets PhosphaSoda works just as well and is only a few ounces, but there have been a number of reports of phosphate-induced renal failure and the FDA has issued an advisory (http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/OSP_solution/default.htm) on it. The lawyers are circling, and very few places are using it anymore.
Bigmac, FYI, I have signs of early renal damage (proteins??) and have to limit my intake of potassium (some/most high potassium content fresh fruits and veggies, etc.) and I am on meds for it. I see my new Nephrologist Wednesday and have copied off the advisory you posted for her to review, just in case it may apply to me and to get it in my records. Any advise?

TMCNo1
09-09-2007, 09:37 AM
The Gatorade/Miralax (http://www.google.com/search?q=gatorade+miralax&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a) prep is only 2 quarts (better than a gallon). Fleets PhosphaSoda works just as well and is only a few ounces, but there have been a number of reports of phosphate-induced renal failure and the FDA has issued an advisory (http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/OSP_solution/default.htm) on it. The lawyers are circling, and very few places are using it anymore.
Bigmac, FYI, I have signs of early renal damage (proteins??) and have to limit my intake of potassium (some/most high potassium content fresh fruits and veggies, etc.) and I am on meds for it. I see my new Nephrologist Wednesday and have copied off the advisory you posted for her to review, just in case it may apply to me and to get it in my records. Any advise? It doesn't hurt to stay informed!

bigmac
09-09-2007, 09:50 AM
Bigmac, FYI, I have signs of early renal damage (proteins??) and have to limit my intake of potassium (some/most high potassium content fresh fruits and veggies, etc.) and I am on meds for it. I see my new Nephrologist Wednesday and have copied off the advisory you posted for her to review, just in case it may apply to me and to get it in my records. Any advise? It doesn't hurt to stay informed!Familiarize yourself with the issue by looking here... (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=FJ1&q=phosphosoda+induced+renal+failure&btnG=Search).You'll want this nephrologist to be aware that you've taken an oral sodium phosphate prep for colonoscopies. Also go get copies of your medical records from each colonoscopy. And don't forget to look here (http://www.martinsirlaw.com/fleet.jsp) too...

TMCNo1
09-09-2007, 10:13 AM
Familiarize yourself with the issue by looking here... (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=FJ1&q=phosphosoda+induced+renal+failure&btnG=Search).You'll want this nephrologist to be aware that you've taken an oral sodium phosphate prep for colonoscopies. Also go get copies of your medical records from each colonoscopy. And don't forget to look here (http://www.martinsirlaw.com/fleet.jsp) too...


Thank you, Bigmac!

bigmac
09-09-2007, 10:44 AM
Thank you, Bigmac!There can be multiple reasons for chronic renal failure, but you've had several colonoscopies and several Fleets PhosphoSoda preps. Not necessarily a smoking gun, but definitely worth noting, especially if you have no other reasons for chronic renal failure.

TMCNo1
09-09-2007, 11:27 AM
There can be multiple reasons for chronic renal failure, but you've had several colonoscopies and several Fleets PhosphoSoda preps. Not necessarily a smoking gun, but definitely worth noting, especially if you have no other reasons for chronic renal failure.


Right, and I've never been one to just stand around and say "What If"!
Just like the night I went to the Emergency Room with what I thought was a Kidney Stone, that they said I didn't have after 6 hours of fluids and X-Rays, but passed the next day. I kept telling them something was wrong and a Hemmoglobin (sp) test showed I was 8.1 and was passing blood, which I had never seen! The next Friday the cancer was found 7"-8" in! Well, OK!
I owe you a cold drink or more for your help, some day I hope to shake your hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bigmac
09-09-2007, 11:45 AM
Harold, your observations on screening colonoscopy are dead on. Your experience is a classic reason why periodic screening colonoscopies are now recommended for people beginning at age 50. I can't tell you how many times I've seen your exact situation. I remove several adenomatous (pre-cancerous) polyps every week. I'll bet I've removed more than 10,000 such polyps in the course of my career. Each one of those represents a potential colon cancer. Remove it, and the risk of it becoming a colon cancer disappears. By far, the best weapon for curing any cancer is early detection and treatment - the earlier the better. Removing something before it becomes a cancer is the best treatment of all.

TMCNo1
09-09-2007, 12:08 PM
1 year after my surgery and treatments, a colonoscopy was performed and 3 ployps were removed, 2 small and one larger and those sites along with the area of my colon where the mass was removed had been monitored for problems, formatiom of additional polyps and none have been found for 6 years, so it was recommended I see him in three years. Believe it or not, I'm quite apprehensive about that, because of the "What If" factor, but if I see, feel or have anything unusual going on, you can bet your donkey, I'll be calling for a appointment!

bigmac
09-09-2007, 12:19 PM
After a colon cancer, usual recommendation is indeed yearly colonoscopy for 5 years, then every three years.