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Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Postby Ikoma » Tue May 11, 2021 5:41 pm

I know... I know... I need to make an appointment with my doctor. I'm almost 51 and haven't experienced this right of 'passage' yet.
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Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Postby McNutcase » Tue May 11, 2021 5:50 pm

tombombodil wrote:
BottledViolence wrote:
McNutcase wrote:Colonoscopy prep SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS. Last time I felt this bad, I ended up in a psych ward.

Not looking forward to that experience. :sick:


the prep seems infinitely worse than the procedure itself.

I wonder if CT scans will ever get precise enough that we don't need to use a scope at all.

Definitely the prep is far worse. The procedure itself, they had me strip, started an IV, and I was so bloody exhausted I was falling asleep once they'd rolled me in, before they actually started the drugs. The prep was an all-nighter of forcing down huge quantities of disgusting liquid, followed by painful toilet sessions and/or projectile vomiting.

CT is garbage. No use for diagnostics, it completely missed that a friend's gall bladder was not only full of stones but so infected it was starting to disintegrate. MRI is much more useful for soft tissue imaging, but ultimately there isn't a good substitute for sticking a camera in and looking. But I am going to be oversharing with my gastroenterologist on the followup, because I'm not sure I can put myself through that knowing what it's like.
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Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Postby clintmemo » Fri May 14, 2021 10:03 am

McNutcase wrote:the prep seems infinitely worse than the procedure itself.
... and/or projectile vomiting.



I'm pretty sure that's not supposed to be a thing. Next time, tell them and they may give you different liquid. I know there are at least 2 different liquids to drink.

McNutcase wrote:CT is garbage. No use for diagnostics, it completely missed that a friend's gall bladder was not only full of stones but so infected it was starting to disintegrate. MRI is much more useful for soft tissue imaging, but ultimately there isn't a good substitute for sticking a camera in and looking. But I am going to be oversharing with my gastroenterologist on the followup, because I'm not sure I can put myself through that knowing what it's like.


I think CT and MRI get co-mangled as terms.
People usually mean "that thing that is cooler than just x-rays."
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Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Postby McNutcase » Fri May 14, 2021 5:17 pm

clintmemo wrote:
McNutcase wrote:the prep seems infinitely worse than the procedure itself.
... and/or projectile vomiting.



I'm pretty sure that's not supposed to be a thing. Next time, tell them and they may give you different liquid. I know there are at least 2 different liquids to drink.

McNutcase wrote:CT is garbage. No use for diagnostics, it completely missed that a friend's gall bladder was not only full of stones but so infected it was starting to disintegrate. MRI is much more useful for soft tissue imaging, but ultimately there isn't a good substitute for sticking a camera in and looking. But I am going to be oversharing with my gastroenterologist on the followup, because I'm not sure I can put myself through that knowing what it's like.


I think CT and MRI get co-mangled as terms.
People usually mean "that thing that is cooler than just x-rays."

Yeah, I have the followup appointment on Monday and I'm gonna be politely but firmly insisting that my extremely poor reaction to the prep I got given be noted in my chart so I've got evidence if the insurance wants to kick up a fuss about my insistence next time that I not get that particular stuff.
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Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Postby McNutcase » Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:50 pm

Whee. The medical hits just keep on coming. My ass may be cancer-free, but who has two thumbs and diabetes? This schmuck!

They're fine waiting a couple weeks for me to see them about it, so it's not the drop-dead-if-you-mess-up kind, but argh. Apparently I hit 40 and all the systems just blew their gaskets.
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Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Postby Lord Foul » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:29 pm

Whoa! Sorry to hear that, Silas. You seem to get all the breaks. :(
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Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Postby McNutcase » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:38 pm

Lord Foul wrote:Whoa! Sorry to hear that, Silas. You seem to get all the breaks. :(

It is, at least, a diagnosis I can live with, and one I can use to belabour the doctors until they give me proper knee supports and actual painkillers.
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Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Postby BottledViolence » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:44 pm

McNutcase wrote:Whee. The medical hits just keep on coming. My ass may be cancer-free, but who has two thumbs and diabetes? This schmuck!

They're fine waiting a couple weeks for me to see them about it, so it's not the drop-dead-if-you-mess-up kind, but argh. Apparently I hit 40 and all the systems just blew their gaskets.


That sucks. It runs in my family and it looks like I may be closing in on it too. Along with high BP and cholesterol. Not great, but not terrible for my late 40's in spite of all my clean living. :lol: :beer:

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Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Postby McNutcase » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:46 pm

BottledViolence wrote:
McNutcase wrote:Whee. The medical hits just keep on coming. My ass may be cancer-free, but who has two thumbs and diabetes? This schmuck!

They're fine waiting a couple weeks for me to see them about it, so it's not the drop-dead-if-you-mess-up kind, but argh. Apparently I hit 40 and all the systems just blew their gaskets.


That sucks. It runs in my family and it looks like I may be closing in on it too. Along with high BP and cholesterol. Not great, but not terrible for my late 40's in spite of all my clean living. :lol: :beer:

I had the BP and cholesterol going already, my body just decided I needed the trifecta. Guess I'm developing new habits, because I'm damned if I let this kill me.
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