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Offline Lindsay2427

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EGD/ colonoscopy update!!
« on: April 22, 2014, 01:18:00 PM »
I am happy to report my colonoscopy reviled a healthy colon. 10mm polyp to in sigmoid was very easily removed. No other polyps were found. She said my upper cope also went well. One small area of increased redness was biopsies but I think this could be because of minor reflux and she didn't seem worried at all. I on edge about my bioosies but feel better nothing was found.
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Re: EGD/ colonoscopy update!!
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 01:35:41 PM »
Good news-now your fear of cc can be put to rest-and forget about health issues.  You're young,healhy.and need to enjoy your life and famly.  Maybe a therpist for a few visits and see if it helps.  I'm so glad the test went well-and i don't expect to see you here again-wish i cold say the same for me.
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Re: EGD/ colonoscopy update!!
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 01:44:08 PM »
That's wonderful news!  Just like both procedures went well and came back normal....the biopsies will, too.

Now go and relax. :)  I'm so happy everything went well.
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Re: EGD/ colonoscopy update!!
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 02:33:50 PM »
She did request a CT of my abdominal area to see my gallbladder and pancreais because if the periodic upper right abdominal pain that goes into my back. Feels exactly like gallbladder. This CT scan makes me nervous but my whole colon was healthy so what else could she looking for? My mom is like I honestly dont think the ct is needed. Normal colonoscopy, normal blood work and periodic heartburn/ gallbladder. But my HA is running wild. im also wondering what if she could have missed something or isn't telling me something! He gave me lots of pictures why the word normal under it. The only "finding" on the colonoscopy was the polyp and internal hemorrhoids (non bleeding)
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Re: EGD/ colonoscopy update!!
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 03:22:32 PM »
But my HA is running wild. im also wondering what if she could have missed something or isn't telling me something!

Yep. I think I may have said something like this before you started getting all of these tests, and I'll say it again—at a certain point you're going to have to stop getting tests. Believe it or not, they are only making your ANXIETY problem worse. It's good that you have proof of your colon's health, and as a health anxious person, it's normal for you to doubt the accuracy of these tests, but again—now is the time to stop the medical testing, and start addressing the anxiety. What are you waiting for, exactly? 
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Re: EGD/ colonoscopy update!!
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 03:40:27 PM »
I plan on starting my Zoloft and therapy ASAP. The relief this test brought is so huge however my anxiety seems worse. It's so weird. I feel like I now need to have a mammogram and possibly hysterectomy to prevent future problems. I still fear illness else where in my body. The fear of the ct scan she ordered is robbing me of my joy of the colonoscopy. The small polyp is robbing me as well. She Said even if the polyp was pre-cancerous since it was small and only one I need a repeat scope in 3 years, not even next year. I also think I'm still going to obsess over my stool. Uh, this is endless!
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Re: EGD/ colonoscopy update!!
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 04:08:14 PM »
Great news!! I think it would be a good idea to start your Zoloft ASAP. It has been a lifesaver for me. Without it I think I would be crazy from HA. It really helps me keep worrying and obsessing at a minimum.
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Re: EGD/ colonoscopy update!!
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2014, 04:23:35 PM »
She did request a CT of my abdominal area to see my gallbladder and pancreais because if the periodic upper right abdominal pain that goes into my back. Feels exactly like gallbladder. This CT scan makes me nervous but my whole colon was healthy so what else could she looking for? My mom is like I honestly dont think the ct is needed. Normal colonoscopy, normal blood work and periodic heartburn/ gallbladder. But my HA is running wild. im also wondering what if she could have missed something or isn't telling me something! He gave me lots of pictures why the word normal under it. The only "finding" on the colonoscopy was the polyp and internal hemorrhoids (non bleeding)

Sounds like to me she is wanting to completely put every worry you could have about your belly to rest.  She is making sure she doesn't miss anything...nothing more.  Congrats on the colonoscopy.  So, how was it?  As scary as you thought?
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Re: EGD/ colonoscopy update!!
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2014, 04:35:22 PM »
It actually wasn't bad at all. If I was anxiety free it would have been so easy. They were so nice and I was completely knocked out. I woke up happy and alert although still sleepy but that quickly wore off. My throat is a little sore because of the EGD but nothing horrible.
Does anyone know how long I will have liquid or loose stool after prep?
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Re: EGD/ colonoscopy update!!
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2014, 05:24:07 PM »
I plan on starting my Zoloft and therapy ASAP. The relief this test brought is so huge however my anxiety seems worse. It's so weird. I feel like I now need to have a mammogram and possibly hysterectomy to prevent future problems. I still fear illness else where in my body. The fear of the ct scan she ordered is robbing me of my joy of the colonoscopy. The small polyp is robbing me as well. She Said even if the polyp was pre-cancerous since it was small and only one I need a repeat scope in 3 years, not even next year. I also think I'm still going to obsess over my stool. Uh, this is endless!

That's because tests aren't treating the real problem.  Our anxiety tricks us into thinking if we can just google one more time or have one more test then we can relax.  You have to start the Zoloft and therapy or this will just continue.  Is this how you want to live your life?  Controlled by anxiety?  Robbing you of the joy of your 4 kids and husband?
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