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    #16
    Diandra did I miss it somehow? Prolly lol. How did it go? I hope well. Guess I been gone awhile too. Too much mentally going on and throw in trying to keep my pain at a tolerable level 6 keeps me busy lol.

    I hope you are doing well Diandra.

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      #17
      Originally posted by houghchrst View Post
      Diandra did I miss it somehow? Prolly lol. How did it go? I hope well. Guess I been gone awhile too. Too much mentally going on and throw in trying to keep my pain at a tolerable level 6 keeps me busy lol.

      I hope you are doing well Diandra.
      No, you didn't miss anything...this is just an older post. I had the colonoscopy almost 6 months ago and they did give me anesthesia and it went fine. Thanks for asking though. Hope you are doing Ok.
      Diandra
      P.S. Love the pumpkin!

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        #18
        Interestingly, I always request that some pain meds be given, but very little or no versed. I want to be awake during the procedure so I can watch the monitor and see what's going on. I have a great doc, that usually does whatever I want. Now when it comes to EGDs, I don't want to know, or remember any of it!

        Diagnosed with stomach/esophageal CA in 10/99. Surgery opening abdomen and chest to remove stomach, esophagus, and spleen. Surgery about 10 days later for with lung infection. Was given about a year to live. 5 more surgeries in as many years, for hernias and adhesions, including removing about half of the colon. Thoracic problems from radiation, upper left abdominal pain from adhesions. Pump implanted in 2000. Shiny new pump in 2011. Oldest son diagnosed with stomach CA in 9/2000. Died 9/22/2001

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          #19
          Brion, you are a brave guy. I find the colonoscopies painful so I was glad when they gave me anesthesia.
          What is an EGD?
          Take care....it is so great you are back.
          Diandra

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            #20
            After deciding to try and not use any kind of sedation for things because it is very hard on my body and it takes me forever to recover, my pulmo wants to do another bronch. There is no way I can do that awake so he is going to sedate me. I really dislike it and wish I could be tough enough to go without one. But he promised me he'd go through the mouth instead of the nose which freaks me out.
            Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.

            Dx: Cancer(stage 3 Melanoma), Sarcoidosis, Chronic Kidney Stones, Endometriosis(post hysterectomy), DDD, Fibromyalgia Raynards, Hypermobility Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Hypothyroidism, TMJ, Neuromas, PTSD, Coccydynia

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              #21
              Diandra - If you are a chronic pain patient and need any type of benzodiazepine, Alazapram.Lorazapam ( Xanax or Ativan or Valium, be aware that Versed is a benzo's derivative. when I went to Mexico to get my teeth, (whole nother adventure, It took a full barrel of versed. which had no effect. I had been honest with my Anesthesiologist, Hospital certified, I checked, and he could not believe I was not at least sedated - I wasn't - He then gave me another half barrel, sorry I don, know the dosages, but he then gave me a full barrel of Fentanyl, looked at me expecting me to be out. Nope I just looked at him and said, what's up doc? so he gave me another Full barrel of Fentanyl. - still nothing after 1.5 barrels of Versed, 2 barrels of Fentanyl and the he started the THIRD barrel of Fentanyl when I finally went out. I woke up but it took over TWO hours and change to fully wake up to where they could hustle me out of the Office. I am glad the receptionist was a big guy as walking the streets of Mexico at night is not a good idea unescorted. He got me to custums where the (expletive deleted) worker, asked me what I had to declare - this with me bloody as hell - I just dumped my stuff , including the drug store on his counter and motioned I could not speak - he just looked like an (expletive deleted) and told me to get. I made it to the US where the rudest people I have ever met would not let me use their cell phone to call my partner (Expletive Deleted) who did find me. Mexico is not for the faint of heart. Anyway, the lesson here, no offense, is that if you have a condition, such as PM, or anxiety, read up on the drugs you are taking and LET the anesthieolagist know. I am anemic, which did not help as in I bleed easy. You have every right to a pan free procedure, My partner had a colonoscopy, the doctor was, mean. we should have sued. nuff said. anyway, Sorry I digressed, but assert yourself, push for enough Juice so that you are out - no juice, no procedure and complain to your insurance plan about the lack of cooperation
              Good Luck
              Alex44
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              Last edited by alex44; 02-14-2016, 06:01 PM.

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                #22
                I almost lost the last post as I was told I had to log in again - is that what happens if I take too long to finish a thoughtful post?
                Alex44
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                Last edited by alex44; 06-26-2016, 06:21 PM.

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                  #23
                  Short note - It almost happened to me (post lost) - I was told I had to log in again - thank god it did not lose my post or I would have been upset - is that what I get for writing a thoughtful post?
                  Alex44
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                  Last edited by alex44; 06-26-2016, 06:19 PM.

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                    #24
                    im 62 and never had a colonoscopy

                    i dont believe in this kind of "medicine"

                    doctors are just out for money
                    "Here's an unpopular opinion: I'm actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations. Sorry. If some innocent men's reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price I am absolutely willing to pay." Teen Vogue writer Emily Lindin

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                      #25
                      My 2 cents - My Late partner , Cynthia, had one and she told me afterwards that she felt as she was being raped anally. the doc was aware of her meds (diludid 4MG. TID and when she complained, she was told "I can take it out and start all over again. Fast forward to the now. She went to the hospital for a swollen abdomen and left foot. She was put on diuretics and sent home. Then her WHOLE body swole up like the goodyear blimp guy and I took her to the E.R. where they said she needed a endoscopy and they needed to look at her bowel. She was transferred Friday night, to a hospital 50 miles away. she was supposed to have the endoscopic exam or a colonoscopy Saturday Morning, it did not happen. Monday, She passed to Spirit due to Gangrene in the middle intestine due to blockage they would have found IF they had done their job. yes, she had a living will, I overrode it for one test.
                      Last edited by alex44; 12-14-2020, 08:36 PM. Reason: Spelling

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                        #26
                        End Game - She passed June 12,2017 Due to ... My heart is Still broken today and ...
                        Blessings
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