Friday, September 09, 2005

Colonoscopy

I survived. I hurt now but hopefully not for too long. Nothing exciting found yet. A biopsy of something that might be a polyp, might be scar tissue, might be some sort of appendectomy leftover. They think they want me to do a camera study? Anyone do this where you swallow a tiny camera for 8 hours? But for now, wait for the biopsy and take my imuran.





5 comments:

kerry said...

I'm glad you survived the test - did they find areas of UC?

Yes, I've had the capsule endoscopy:

http://www.webgrits.net/archives/2003_09.php#000090

TW said...

Yes, they found "numerous" areas of UC, far from normal colon (I just wanted to say to her duh.) but nothing that looked particularly bad and much better than my first colonoscopy which seems like it was years ago. She also mentioned nasty hemmorrhoids internally but that seems like a weird thing to mention, I mean doesn't EVERYONE have hemmorrhoid issues after the colonoscopy prep? She seemed very preoccupied with the mystery polypish thing but I think they saw and decided not to biopsy this during my last colonoscopy so who knows.

Thanks for the capsule endoscopy link, I will go read.

Emsxiety said...

I was supposed to have it done and cancelled. Now I regret cancelling it.

TW said...

Now reschedule. The darn prep is sucky but it is good to know what is going on...

Emsxiety said...

I meant both the colonoscopy and the pill endoscopy. Hmm.. I guess I should huh. I see the doctor Oct. 7 for my physical, I will ask then. I promise!
Im just glad you made out well today and the sucky prep part is over!
How often do you have to have them now?