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    hoosierboy asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    I am scheduled to have an endoscopy in a month

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      myb

      My gastro didn't do both at same time.

      3 months ago
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      I have mine scheduled for next week. I also call it my “2 for 1” and have it done every other year. Why go under anesthesia twice?

      3 months ago
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      I have had both an endoscopy and a colonoscopy done at the same time. As others said they did the EGD first and then the colonoscopy. You are out for both procedures. It was nice having it done at the same time - only one time for prep, anesthesia. The procedure was done by my GI doctor. Good luck.

      3 months ago
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    hoosierboy asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    How much of a turnover is there at your treatment facility? Do you see a new nurse fairly often?

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      I think that staff turn over and staff rotation caused lots of my problems at the clinic that I left happily this September----poor pay probably. I'm just so glad to be out of there.

      I'm a nice person. When I went to my new clinic and oncologist, he asked me if I was friend with 2 different doctors--had a personal relationship with them. I was puzzled. I asked where and what they practiced. ER and he gave me the date. I said- That's when I had my ColonEndoscopy, and I woke up with Whooping Cough-WC has the same symptoms as a stroke. New doctor-that doesn't explain why this doctor would like a stranger so much. I said- that I was alert-not scared or whiny- and my body was clean- I kept myself clean- and that was hard.

      Then he said-- why would this doctor that took care of you for an bladder infection be talking like this. I told him that I was patient, not whiny, not flipping out, and I knew my medical history and body-then I understood what my lab results meant. He said- What do you mean? I said that I have IBS-and I sometimes feel like I have a fever when my stomach is acting up-so I'm slow to go in for anything, and a certain amount of time has to pass before an antibiotic is prescribed- and my labs at that time didn't point toward cancer anywhere in my urinary system..

      Then my new oncologist said---I'll take you for my patient--I can see why you were unhappy and distrustful with him. He told me to make sure that I contact him if anything did bother me.

      6 months ago
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      BarbarainBham

      I've had the same oncologist since 2002, and the staff is about the same. I go to a huge clinic in a medical center.

      6 months ago
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      BarbarainBham

      Hoosierboy, you could ask them about it. If you are in a teaching facility, some of the people may just be rotating through the area for a class or for a year.

      6 months ago
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    hoosierboy asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Who has a list of different colostomy supply outlets? I have a couple I've tried, but I've had trouble with blow outs

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      Skyemberr

      I think you should see your wound care nurse to find out if you have an inverted stoma or not. I did and they have me a different sort of dressing made by Hollister and it helped stop blowouts. They didn't stop completely, but I had ileostomy for about a year and those are more active. I head to put a wax thing sound the stoma to get it to stop leaking. Good luck!

      6 months ago
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      Findley

      I've been very pleased with Convatec for my ostomy supplies. Great products. I've used McKesson online ordering site to purchase my ostomy supplies and have been very happy with this vendor. Great Service.

      6 months ago
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      cllinda

      I had such a hard time finding the right products for me. Blowouts were horrible. Nothing was staying on more than a day or two and I was bleeding. I worked with two ostomy specialists and finally found a product that worked. But it took several trips to the hospital and lots of tears before the right products were found.

      6 months ago