It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Cancer: Colon Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-02-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: allen park, michigan, usa
Posts: 167
sudo59 HB User
Colonoscopy tomorrow, scared to death

Hi,

I am having a routine screening tomorrow, and I am a nervous wreck. What if they find that I have colon cancer, will they know that tomorrow?

What can I expect for today once I start drinking the stuff I need to drink?

I'm such a wimp when it comes to stuff like this.

What if they find polyps, does that mean I have colon cancer?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

 
Old 03-02-2010, 11:25 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 247
West Coast Girl HB User
Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow, scared to death

You need to ask your doctor these questions.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-02-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 318
younggranny HB User
Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow, scared to death

Sudo--Hi, A few months ago i had my first colonoscopy and i was real nervous also..I had to drink the golytely stuff, which really wasn't too bad..Was completely cleaned out by early evening and was able to sleep all night and had the procedure in the morning...You can have polyps without being cancerous...i'm not sure if they can tell if you have cancer right then and there or if they have to send the tissue away...I am wishing the best for you...and it will soon be over...let us know how it turned out...

 
Old 03-02-2010, 11:53 PM   #4
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,111
writeleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB User
Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow, scared to death

Sudo,

Honestly, the worst part is the anticipation. The procedure itself is quick and you wont remember a thing. Routine screening is the best thing you can do to protect yourself from any serious problems. When you are done, you will get a great peace of mind, knowing you are all clear.

If they should remove any polyps, it is good, because you will never let one get large enough to be a problem. I had mine, and they found 6 polyps, which they removed without a hitch. The other thing I liked about the whole process is how clean I felt after wards. I didn't want to put anything unhealthy in my system for awhile. It felt good to be that clean.

Very soon, your worries will be gone...

 
Old 03-04-2010, 07:21 AM   #5
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: allen park, michigan, usa
Posts: 167
sudo59 HB User
Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow, scared to death

Thanks all, you were all right, the fear was a heck of alot worse than the procedure.

I have to admit, I didn't even think the prep was all that bad, I would do this test yearly if it meant not getting colon cancer! I had two very small benign polyps removed, at lease my Dr. told my husband they were benign, I don't quite know how they know that without a biopsy but that is what the Dr. said.

I'm clear for the next 7 years, although I will probably go back in 5 just to play it safe.

Thanks again for all your responses. I am so relieved all is well.

marysu

 
Old 03-04-2010, 08:15 AM   #6
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,111
writeleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB Userwriteleft HB User
Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow, scared to death

Fantastic! The colonoscopy is one of those things that everybody dreads, but turns out to be not so bad. I try to remember this every time I have a new procedure coming up...It's like going to the dentist, or the DMV...

I'm so glad it went well for you!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Colonoscopy was horrific saugus Digestive Disorders 9 05-14-2010 10:14 PM
NT screening, SCARED TO DEATH! desigrl Pregnancy 8 04-19-2010 06:13 AM
Colonoscopy scared to death Hope4All Bowel Disorders 12 03-09-2007 10:04 AM
Colonoscopy Question Please? Arkayngyl Cancer: Colon 22 01-25-2007 08:18 PM
Colonoscopy tomorrow and scared kmg126 Cancer: Colon 6 09-29-2006 09:29 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Aspirin
Ativan
Coumadin
Demerol
Lomotil
  Morphine
Nexium Potassium
Tylenol
Xeloda




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



WhistleDixie (7), gwb123 (4), solofelix (4), Daisy65 (4), Nassau one (4), LESLIETOO (4), brachy (3), kjmiller (3), Misssty (3), ladybud (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (997), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (832), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (745), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:32 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!