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colonoscopy day

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. Joe

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    Just started drinking the mixture and in the 5 years since I had the last one, I must admit they've improved the taste a lot.:thumbsup:

    If you're age 50+, I urge you to get one!:poke:

    And it's not just the guys. In 2009, the most recent stats available, 51,848 people died from colon rectal cancer. 26,806 men and 25,042 women.

    Ok Dr. Joe is done with his lecture, gotta run!:wink2:
     
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  2. ardee

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    Good luck, Joe.

    I'm sure you'll receive a clean bill of health. :wink2:
     
  3. gongoman

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    Well I had my 1st this past summer..I'm 49 and thought why wait till 50..I drank the lemon-lime mixture and thought wow this isn't that bad..Well kapow I didn't realize until last glass how hard it was to finish as I was so bloated..lol

    Good thing is no polyps in the colon were found and after tellin Sister Blue Hair (Mine was done a Hospital owned by Nuns) that her hair looked great (As i was coming out of anesthesia) My Doc said ur good for 10 years so hooray:beer:
     
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    Welcome the night of 10,000 waterfalls.
     
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    Ha funny :beer:
     
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    wife just had one about a month back before having another procedure. She mixed the mixture with gatorade and said it was pretty bad but the gatorade covered alot of it up. Good luck!!
     
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    Good luck Joe.

    This is one gamble (our health) that none of us should take.
     
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    Joe, I hope you are a perfect a**hole! (A little colonoscopy humor :))
     
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    I hope you have a lot of reading material for tonight, while you're "busy."
     
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    Best wishes for a clean bill of health.

    Two good friends were diagnosed with colon cancer within a week of each other, both were 45. One fought it successfully, the other succumbed after a 6 year fight.
     
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    Happy trails Joe.... er good luck!

    there are some free video poker apps for iphone & android to keep you busy while you "prepare"
     
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    45...horrible.

    I am 41 and it makes me want to get one soon.

    I was going to wait until 50.

    I wonder if eating oatmeal reduces the chance of cc. I eat a good half cup every other day.
    Not to mention, 2 bowls of Cheerios often.
     
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    At age 41, your insurance company may not pay for it unless there is family history or if there are symptoms. I got scoped shortly after hearing the news about my two buddies. Probably time for me to go again. Here is a classic skit by Damon Wayans, funny sh*t.

    [YOUTUBE]QI1go72c5H8[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    I cannot think of a more appropriate smilie for this thread.

    Hope you get a clean bill of health.
     
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    Hope all goes well, Joe.
    Say "hello" to Doctor Jelly Finger !
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    I think it was a scene from "Fletch" w/ Chevy Chase ?:evillaugh
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    Good luck, Joe!
     
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    I posted this before. The colonoscopy is now 100% covered under preventative care unless...they find something, like a polyp. If they do, then it goes from being preventative, to diagnostic and all your deductibles apply. Another loophole the insurance companies created.

    This is my 3rd one in 15 years. In the first two they found pre-cancerous polyps, so I'm assuming they will again this time.

    We buy our own insurance and carry high deductibles ($5,000).

    I will post back in a month or so after the bills grind their way through the system, what my out of pocket costs turn out to be. Maybe I'll get lucky this time and they won't find any.:thumbsup:
     
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    Funny:thumbsup:
     
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    I usually equate it to swallowing a fire hose.:beer:
     
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    Good luck Joe
     
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