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    Hubby on 5 yr also. I am glad you are taking care of it though. SO many seem to fear it and not do it. I wonder why if because better safe then sorry.

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    The chance of getting colorectal cancer is about four out of a hundred over a lifetime. (This includes people with a family history.) Occult fecal testing is a safe and effective screening option for those who want to avoid colonoscopy and its attendant hassle, risk, and expense.

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    One of the biggest risks is that they puncture your lining which thins as we age. Many die if this happens. I still get one but some of my older friends quit at age 70. Not sure what I will do. I agree with Jane but if you have bleeding hemorrhoids then the other test won't help.

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    I think that was the worst day/night of my life. I'm terrible with fasting already. Then the prep on top of that. I was so nauseous and miserable and couldn't sleep all night. I almost went to the hospital early so I could be in emergency and maybe get an IV. Never again.

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    All done and in the clear! Nothing found this time so I don't have to go back for ten years, if ever! Got home at 12:30, ate a cheese quesadilla and managed a two hour nap. I still feel pretty lousy though.

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    That's great about the "promotion" to 10 years!

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    So glad you survived! And congrats on getting to wait 10 years this time!
    Float On: My "Happy Place" is on my little kayak in the coves of Table Rock Lake.

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    I am hoping that in ten years time they will have a much less invasive way to check on our insides. Perhaps by then they will comment on how barbaric the procedure was.

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    I don't remember a thing about it - I had to warn them I have a tendency to wake up in the middle of procedures. This time all I remember was the nurse pushing the plunger of sedatives into the IV line and listening to a Motown song and the next thing I know I was already waking up. However, it seems that there is a day-after effect; I just tried to play my guitar and can't remember anything! I keep messing up and it is so frustrating!

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