Colonoscopy awareness.....

“Hi!”

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#65 Jun 12, 2014
Emerald wrote:
<quoted text>A friend of my hub and I died of colon cancer about 6 years ago. It runs in his family. His father. brother and an uncle died from it. Our friend was strongly advised to get checked out too, but he never went, until it was too late. Sad, because it's likely his life could have been saved if he had been tested when his doctor advised him to. I do remember something about our friend that might not seem important, but his diet was not very healthy. He was a salesman for a beverage company and traveled. He loved hot dogs, burgers, fried foods and processed meats and ate them frequently. He wasn't obese or overweight at all, though. I think that habit alone and the fact that he already had a family history of colon cancer is what killed him. I believe his dietary habits helped the cancer to progress so quickly. Nitrites and nitrates in processed meats are not fit for human consumption imo. Also, frying or grilling meats at high temps is not considered safe either.
My hub had his first Colonoscopy last year. They found a polyp which is usually easy to removed, but his was flat and spread out. That had to do a resection and he was in the hospital for about 5 days. His doctor had told him that if he hadn't come in for his first test, the polyp would have probably turned cancerous. People, get tested. There's nothing to fear or be ashamed of. We all have one and if you want to be around to see your loved ones and family - if you enjoy life - then by all means, get it done.
My brother-in-law had loose bowel issues for 6 weeks. Refused to go to physician because he was embarrassed. Started to pass blood. Finally went to physician. Ended up with CA of colon and colostomy. He died at the age of 35. Now very funny now is it?

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#66 Jun 12, 2014
Brandiiiiiiii wrote:
<quoted text>My brother-in-law had loose bowel issues for 6 weeks. Refused to go to physician because he was embarrassed. Started to pass blood. Finally went to physician. Ended up with CA of colon and colostomy. He died at the age of 35. Now very funny now is it?
**** Not very funny

Spirit67_
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#68 Jun 12, 2014
Y'all keep it going because whether you know it or not, you are saving a life!

I have IBS and I watch what I eat and sometimes, I rather not eat than to go through a Cat 5 stomach ache on the road or something.....
I am weaning myself off of soda's and have been drinking more water and ice tea, with little sugar!

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#69 Jun 12, 2014
Emerald wrote:
<quoted text>35 is so young to die. Fear and embarrassment can be killers. My hub was afraid and embarrassed too, but he finally went and we're both glad that he did. You see children today with many types of cancers. Sure wish they could find a permanent cure all cancers. Maybe that isn't possible considering that viruses, bacteria, etc., are continuously mutating.
I believe it will be possible one day. But I also believe that a cure is not in the best interest of drug manufacturing companies. No profit in that.
Harrison Freebird

New Bern, NC

#70 Jun 12, 2014
As some might want to live another 100 years nature/mother time will always be the boss.
A flame charred rib eye about to go on yours truly grill..
Harrison Freebird

New Bern, NC

#71 Jun 12, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
Y'all keep it going because whether you know it or not, you are saving a life!
I have IBS and I watch what I eat and sometimes, I rather not eat than to go through a Cat 5 stomach ache on the road or something.....
I am weaning myself off of soda's and have been drinking more water and ice tea, with little sugar!
You must go through lots of toilet paper huh. Is there a brand which you might recommend as a good value plus the added bonus of comfort?

Petal Power

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#73 Jun 12, 2014
Emerald wrote:
Seems like I've offended a hot dog lover, lmao. Well iconer, hope you never ever have to worry about something so terrible as cancer. Oh well, I tried. Until then, keep enjoying your cancerous goodies and hope for the best. My friend wasn't so lucky.
Well..It is WHAT it is. YOU can step off the Curb.in your Diabetic New Shoes YOU finally bought for Yourself.. And GET HIT by a Car..and die..Cancerous Food is WHAT?? Temptation Foods THAT are NOT good for you!! Or anything in LIFE that may Shorten your Lifespan...

WE ALL are Responsible for maintaining OUR Bodies..for the Better..

BUT. Do we Listen?? Sometimes.. And NOT!!

I Loooove ICE CREAM..and I am Lactose In tolerant.. TASTES so GOOD..BUT..

The Dairy ingredients WREAK HAVOC on my inners... NO FUN!!

So..as ANYTHING in LIFE.. Listen to our BOD..if it ISN T working Properly.. CHECK UP TIME!!

Am sorry to HEAR about YOUR Friend's Condition..

BUT take this as a WARNING to Take Care Of YOU!!

;)

Spirit67_
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#75 Jun 12, 2014
Harrison Freebird wrote:
<quoted text>You must go through lots of toilet paper huh. Is there a brand which you might recommend as a good value plus the added bonus of comfort?
Not anymore, does this happen, because I watch what I eat!
Harrison Freebird

New Bern, NC

#77 Jun 12, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
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Not anymore, does this happen, because I watch what I eat!
I see. So you no longer have IBS right?

Spirit67_
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#78 Jun 12, 2014
Harrison Freebird wrote:
<quoted text>I see. So you no longer have IBS right?
I still have it, but it's not near as bad as it used to be!

I'm logging off I guess, I'm all alone for the next five days; my little guy is gone to his dad's!
Hopefully something good comes on tonight.....
Harrison Freebird

New Bern, NC

#79 Jun 12, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
<quoted text>
I still have it, but it's not near as bad as it used to be!
I'm logging off I guess, I'm all alone for the next five days; my little guy is gone to his dad's!
Hopefully something good comes on tonight.....
DSB and IBS can both be rough. Happy trails.......
Survey Sez

Owensboro, KY

#81 Jun 12, 2014
Fruits and vegetables provide fiber, which helps keep things moving through the colon and keeps you regular. They are also high in nutrients that may prevent inflammation and act as antioxidants, removing substances that can harm cells in your colon and throughout your body. Fiber may reduce your risk of developing colon cancer, and it could reduce your risk of diverticulitis

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/foods-good-he...
Guinness World Records

Richmond, TX

#83 Jun 12, 2014
Whoa, how big is your fat ass?
bill

Owensboro, KY

#84 Jun 12, 2014
Just TLC wrote:
Dork the icon queen has checked mine out everyday with her head.:D
How old are you? I'm an old guy but I have boyish good looks with my grey beard. You're sweet
bill

Owensboro, KY

#85 Jun 12, 2014
Probably get called a pedo with this comment

Spirit67_
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#86 Jun 13, 2014
Please don't turn this thread into a dating site!

“It's a secret”

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Or maybe I just forgot!!

#87 Jun 13, 2014
I do want to tell what I've experienced..

My dad had a colonoscopy...they found colon cancer and operated bringing his remaining colon out to his belly and gave him bags to catch his refuse....They then put him on radiation therapy..b4 it was through he was burned so bad they gave him silver nitrate to treat it..They also put him on chemo...first round wasn't bad..second round he quit eating..even the smell of any food made him sick and since he was a slim man(no extra weight) he withered away..
I took him to the emergency room because I was his only son..after a test or two..they realized that when the doctor oerated to bring his colon to his belly ...the doctor had accidentally cut his small intestine and it was leaking into his body cavity..so they operated again..the last thing he told M.E. was don't let them practice on me too much..

He died or rather starved at the hands of doctors..I hope ya'll take it to heart..when it's your time...your time is up!! And lastly..the doctors are the kids I went to school with..and like my dad said..they were only practicing..

Since: Feb 09

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#88 Jun 13, 2014
ugh - u guys are scaring me, think im gonna cancel my appt..
Harrison Freebird

New Bern, NC

#89 Jun 13, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
Please don't turn this thread into a dating site!
With all the sad stories posted on this thread I don't think you have to worry much. Would be like going to a singles bar and found everyone was sporting a hand held colostomy bag.
Like all threads end up doing this one might drift off into another direction other than bowel related conversation but chances are rather slim there will be any hook ups here.

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#90 Jun 13, 2014
I think the hardest part was explaining why I had shouted out "I love you Katie Couric" during twilight sleep...

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