My Colonoscopy

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  2. Like the PITA it is.
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    About Davey Do, ADN, ASN, CNA, LPN, RN, EMT-B, EMT-I Guide

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  10. by   GrumpyRN
    Love it Davey, brought back soooooo many memories!!!!

    Just one question; you got propofol??
    When I got my colonoscopy I got a bit of wood (no leather straps - BSE don'tcha know) to bite on.

    Seriously, how far up do you guys go? I was working on the day, went along had the procedure and after a suitable time went back to work.

    Hope everything was OK and nothing found.
  11. by   Davey Do
    Quote from GrumpyRN
    Just one question; you got propofol??
    When I got my colonoscopy I got a bit of wood (no leather straps - BSE don'tcha know) to bite on.
    Reminds me of a time when no comfort meds were used with colonoscopies:
    Quote from Davey Do
    Back in 1986, an extremely hard-of-hearing elderly Patient was to undergo a Colonoscopy. We were in a closed room, so I felt comfortable SPEAKING VERY LOUDLY!

    I explained every portion of the procedure in minute detail. The Patient would reply now and then with "uh huh" indicating understanding. FIRST, THE DOCTOR WILL SPREAD YOUR CHEEKS ! "uh huh" THEN THE DOCTOR WILL APPLY THE LUBRICANT! "uh huh" THEN THE DOCTOR WILL INSERT THE SCOPE! "uh huh". Through the entire explanation of the Procedure.

    Silently, the stone faced Doctor walked into the room and without a word, sat down, spread the Patient's cheeks, applied lubricant, and readied the scope for insertion.

    HERE IT COMES! I yelled.

    The Doctor lost it, laughing.
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  12. by   sallyrnrrt
    Unless you had a marginal past study, or family history.....it is now recommend every 10 years,

    Since I was adopted as newborn, and at the time had no " gene pool history" they recommended the every five year schedule, which I think I missed 2015....... Ooooops
  13. by   sallyrnrrt
    Quote from GrumpyRN
    Love it Davey, brought back soooooo many memories!!!!

    Just one question; you got propofol??
    When I got my colonoscopy I got a bit of wood (no leather straps - BSE don'tcha know) to bite on.

    Seriously, how far up do you guys go? I was




    Hope everything was OK and nothing found.
    All the way with the flexible fiber optic scope
  14. by   Leader25
    If dying is like this ,it is a piece of cake.
  15. by   djh123
    My all-time favorite 'prep' name, which I've only heard of once, in the 90's, when a friend had to take it, was 'Evacu-quick'. Kinda leaves nothing to the imagination...

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