Have You Had a Colonoscopy?

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  1. gjohnson441496

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    Why don't you just do Cologuard? I've had 2 colonoscopy's. Last year my doctor ordered the Cologuard for me. You do your duty in a little plastic toilet, use a little dipstick to get a stool sample, place that in a container and ship it off. My insurance took care of it, but my doctor told me (6 years ago) that it would cost $200 if my insurance wouldn't cover it.
     
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    I didn’t get any sedatives. Why? Because I’m not convinced they are safe...

    Sure, it was plenty uncomfortable, but afterwards I didn’t have to “come out of it” in the “recovery room”, although it was a little bizarre watching a room full of groggy people with that “what just happened... oh yeah” look on their faces.

    The main downside was that they didn’t particularly care about me afterwards (since I didn’t take anything) but I couldn’t just leave either. I have to say that it was a little disturbing to witness how concerned they were about the others though.

    In other words, it certainly seems like there’s a definite level of risk that comes with being knocked out with whatever they used - and they obviously knew it!

    Anyway, I’ll take the relatively short amount of discomfort myself...



     
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    The stuff they make you drink.... that's punishment enough.
    I "let go of" a crayon I ate in the first grade.
     
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    That was my experience as well. They put me under, when I woke up it was all over. 30 minutes later I felt totally normal.
     
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    Go for the fentanyl. I've had it for broken bones. It's not THAT bad. I don't think you want the 'true experience' if you know what I mean. I was not going to get one at all, but if they give you fentanyl, that's a different story. You may have saved my life, bro, thanks.
     
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    Here's the issue: I have to be able to drive away after it's done. I can't do that if I have sedation. So I guess it will have to be cold-turkey.
     
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    One of the few modern luxuries I embrace is general anesthetic. This is a perfect application for it.
     
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    They are safely used on millions of people through the world every year.
     
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    I wouldn't do it without. Had a few. Had an event where a biopsy was being performed; a simple invasion. Couldn't handle it. I love sedation. Why not use it if it's there? Part of the procedure is to pump a lot of air into you. That can be distressing if you're not sedated. Good luck anyway.
     
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    None the less, they don't let you leave by yourself after using it and you spend the rest of the day "recovering".

    But, suit yourself - you're free to inhale, ingest or be injected with whatever legal pharmaceutical you wish...
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    That hasn't been my experience. I've felt totally normal (maybe a little drowsy) within an hour after the procedure.
     
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    Uber? Lyft? Cab?
     
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    Ironically, I just had my first a few weeks ago.

    It really was fine. The prep is kind of annoying because you have to set aside a full day to never be farther than six feet from a bathroom.

    The colonoscopy itself was simple and painless. I had five or six polyps removed that were benign--which means I have to had another colonoscopy in three years--so be prepared for that possibility.

    The only weird thing for me is that I actually woke up just as they were finishing up snipping the last polyp. So, I opened my eyes and found myself face to face with the scope's giant monitor showing my colon and the polyp being snipped.

    That was the weirdest TV show I've seen since Twin Peaks.

    Having said that, it turns out I have a lovely colon. It may be my best feature.
     
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    I have had one, and I was out completely under general anesthetic - but not sure which drug they used to get me there. Whatever it was, it worked! I am sure the approach will be the same when I go for my next one. As everyone says, the prep is the worst part. I had both upper and lower GI. I remember them rolling me to my side and asking me to count backwards, and then being wheeled back to the room for recovery - nothing in between. Afterwards, it took a day or two for my system to get back to full normalcy. Sorry I could not answer your question about which drug specifically was used.
     
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    The wife has had a couple and she was knocked out and highly recommends that.
    I've never had one but should; I'm a firm believer in a better life thru chemistry so knock me out completely if/when I get one.
     
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