Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Night Before My Colonoscopy - Wordless Wednesday

Scrabble moves in between my runs to the WC...........

Finally, too weak to move..... and very HUNGRRRRY..........

56 comments:

  1. Colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). He uses a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope to look at the colon.

    A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. During a colonoscopy, tissue samples can be collected (biopsy) and abnormal growths can be taken out.

    Colonoscopy can also be used as a screening test to check for cancer or precancerous growths in the colon or rectum (polyps).

    The colonoscope is a thin, flexible tube that ranges from 48 in. to 72 in. long. A small video camera is attached to the colonoscope so that your doctor can take pictures or video of the large colon. The colonoscope can be used to look at the whole colon and the lower part of the small colon. A test called sigmoidoscopy shows only the rectum and the lower part of the colon.

    Before this test, I need to clean out my colon (colon prep). Colon prep takes 1 to 2 days depending on which type of prep your doctor recommends. Mine has to be taken the evening before the test. For many people, the prep for a colonoscopy is more trying than the actual test.

    I have to stay home during my prep time since I need to use the bathroom often. The colon prep causes loose, frequent stools and diarrhea so that my colon will be empty for the test. The colon prep may be uncomfortable and I felt very hungry on the clear liquid diet.

    If you need to drink a special solution as part of your prep, be sure to have clear fruit juices or soft drinks to drink after the prep because the solution tastes salty.

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  2. wow, I hope that everything went well? Thanks for sharing that and all the info! Happy WW.

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  3. ellen b,
    ... and you passed with a clean bill of health! Congrats!

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  4. tegdirb92,
    I hope it will go well. My colonoscopy is scheduled at 9.30am Singapore time.

    Happy WW!

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  5. lb,
    What would you need the wheelchair for? Give it to me!!!

    *grabs the wheelchair and piak piak lb on the back of his head*

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  6. I hope everything will be well..Take Care!

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  7. Oh no, say it ain't so. But at least all went well??

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  8. Aiyoh, khor lian... haha.. oops... wrong reaction :D

    Wishing you a clean bill of health! But still hv to pay the bill lor... hehe...

    *hugs*

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  9. Haven't done that yet, but I'm sure it's coming...Sounds like no fun.

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  10. I can imagine how tiring the preparation has been. I hope everything goes well tomorrow.

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  11. Me don't like all these tests....sigh. But for health's sake...what to do! :(

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  12. Eastcoast,have had a colonoscopy and yes the prep is the worst of it. I go for another a week from Friday. I wish you the best "tomorrow" morning. I'm sure everything will come out all right. Ha!

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  13. Ewwwwwwwwww, I don't envy you. I had one, and vowed to never go through that again. Good luck with all the results.

    My W W is posted.

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  14. Ahh!!! Teacher ECL is getting her dose of karma for the fast one she pulled on her class the other day.

    I'll spare you the details and just say the sooner you get in, the sooner you can get out!

    Run Teacher run!!!

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  15. Oh, I do wish you good luck with that - and the END results!!!

    I've always thought that it sounds so scary to go through that. I've done a gastroscopy and they had to put me to sleep to do it. It was no fun. Left me with wounds in the throat. I think it's better to be awake, then they have to be more careful...

    Yes, it sure is scary, so maybe you could make it as your "Share Your Scare" post for the Thursday Lifecruiser cyber cruise.... *giggles*

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  16. hmm..going on your own accord or inspired by cocka?

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  17. Sorry about how you felt before it but I'm sure it was for the good. Hope everything went well with your test.

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  18. interesting! is that a routine thing?
    take care, and hope the results will be favorable!
    happy WW

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  19. Good luck with this. My grandmother died early from an unwillingness to do this kind of a procedure because she didn't want a black man looking up her bum. The joys of ingrained racism. Sad but true.

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  20. Yuck--my husband just had to have one--no fun at all.

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  21. You'll be fine :)
    Do rest more after your colonoscopy, alright? :)

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  22. OMG, i know how hard it is, just saw my mother last week, she underwent Endoscopy.hope you Ok now.God bless!

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  23. got a phobia in the hospital already.hope you're ok now. get well!

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  24. This blog is hilarious!
    First timer here, i'll be back!

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  25. Colonoscopy are horrible but beneficial. I hope everything comes out alright. Great shots...very funny!! Happy WW.

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  26. good lar! get rid of all the toxins and bad stuff!! wakakakakakka. :P

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  27. Eeeewwwk..!! scary leh..!! But you are still so funny.. so you must be alright..?

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  28. I hope everything goes well..and so is the result. Or are you done with the test? God be with you.

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  29. Poor thing ! I had it once too, but it's not that terrible ! After that you can eat like a horse ! Have a nice meal !

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  30. Sounds painful (for not been able to eat). Hope you're all well now.

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  31. Are you ok then.. hope everything ok.. take care..

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  32. Hope everything went well with the colonoscopy! Speaking of scrabulous, how come I lost when I had more points that you?

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  33. *cringes*

    one day...it will be my turn.

    *gulps*

    *tabik*!

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  34. Hi Eastcoastlife, hope this comment finds you in good health.

    My grandma, I remember has to go for colonoscopy, and she had to drink a lot of liquid to prepare for the test.

    Take care meantime.

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  35. Welcome to the club!
    So now how? Behind also no more virgin liao? Kakakakakaka!!

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  36. gdidnt cocka have his colon cleanse too the other day? hahaha!! hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! *looks for sk*

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  37. Never had one done but I've heard that they can be miserable. I hope everything went well!

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  38. Hahahahaha....I can laugh now cos I know the outcome. I am glad I didn't come earlier cos I would only feel too sorry for you.

    No wonder you are not winning on Scrabulous this once! Looks like you are more hooked than I am. :)

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  39. Hey: In the second pic: have you eaten up your puter?

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  40. isnt it nice to have someont to take such photos!!

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