If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speeds up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?
“Colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine camera.gif (rectum and colon). He or she uses a thin’ yeah right’, flexible tube called a colonoscopy to look at the colon. A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon 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).”
I would ‘speed up’ the clean out time before having a colonoscopy by about 99%. With all the new technology today in cameras. The cleanout necessary for a colonoscopy should not have to be so vigorous. Anyone who has ever drunk a gallon jug full of Epsom Salts water or whatever laxative it is preparing for their colonoscopy will tell you. It borders on torture, scenes from dark dungeons, it is inhumane treatment. No human body should have to endure it. I have sat on the toilet drinking my gallon of juice most of one night. It is an experience that you will never forget. There has to be a newer, better product that can be used, without having to drink a gallon of liquid. One 8oz glass every hour until you want to puke!
This is a problem that should be taken very seriously, many people will take the option of not having a colonoscopy done just because of the sheer torture that is involved in getting yourself cleaned out, squeaky clean from top to bottom. Many of these people who make the decision not to have the colonoscopy will end up with cancer-killing them. That is a complete waste of life. Colonoscopy cleanout requirements must be changed by a better cleanout agent. Newer and better camera equipment could take pictures through some poop if the large intestine and colon are not spotless. Many lives will be saved if this becomes a part of our new breakthroughs in modern medicine.
Speed up the colonoscopy clean out time, slow down the trip to Mars by an hour.
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I have had at least 7 and no. 8 would be due, but I feel fine, all my values are OK according to the last long term sugar test and I just don’t get it. We make so much progress in medicine. In the days gone buy you drank some barium and it illuminated your digestice passage on the x-ray which had to be done every hour or so to trace the progress of the liquid. Today you can see the action on the camera and how they remove what they have to remove, but the day before you go through the worst possible experience and the only room you see in the toilet until you are hollow from top to bottom. One of the reasons why I now avoid it when I can. Is there no other way to deal with it? Family history says to have it done, althpugh they have never found anything malign, just something that could turn malign. I see you come to the same conclusion as me. Do it in a friendlier way and we will all be happy to have it done.
You might see me hitching down there after our election is over
Ha sometimes politicians make us laugh more than comedians do.
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I have re-blogged this on my page for other fellow sufferers
If Trump is elected, do we get a two gallon jug?
I do believe the people that are involved in that testing and scope operating have to be a breed by themselves. They must get off, on others suffering, humiliating, embarrassing and just plain making people feel like some type of a test animal. After my (last) colonoscopy they had me walk across the hallway where the waiting room door was open. It was full of people watching television. When they do that test they also pump you full of air until your eyes bulge out. I farted constantly, all the way across the hall, sounded like a damn old gas propelled two wheeler putting along, thought I was going to die. The waiting room was full of laughter, don’t think it was from the TV show.
I just said “Hell NO” that’s it. I’ve had as many parts of me removed and/or replaced as is going to happen in this lifetime. So what are they going to do if they DO find something? I’m finished with this stuff. And yes. It is definitely torture. I’m sure if the inquisition had thought of it, they’d have used it. Without the toilet paper.
I do believe you are correct.
I should have had the following in that post I do believe the people that are involved in that testing and scope operating have to be a breed by themselves. They must get off, on others suffering, humiliating, embarrassing and just plain making people feel like some type of a test animal. After my (last) colonoscopy they had me walk across the hallway where the waiting room door was open. It was full of people watching television. When they do that test they also pump you full of air until your eyes bulge out. I farted constantly, all the way across the hall, sounded like a damn old gas propelled two wheeler putting along, thought I was going to die. The waiting room was full of laughter, don’t think it was from the TV show.
Wow what a subject to start the weekend, Pat.
It gives me shivers just to read this.
Smile please Pat! I have had 4 now with my cancer to be sure it hasn’t spread THERE and have enjoyed them all. The prep they use is called Picolax and if you down the whole lot in one go around 10 pm and starve until the procedure any time next morning your loo time is only some 10-15 mins and you are as empty as a beer glass at closing time. It may just be my anatomy, I’m anomalous in every other way ☺ but it does leave me free to enjoy the film on the monitor as the scope films my innards. I even have autographed colour pics! Wonderful topic! Ciao. Anton
Thanks, glad to hear of a new prep drink.