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Unread 04-26-2008, 01:52 PM
Questions about CT scan prep

Thank you so much for the prayer. I think know one understands what we are going through except "us". My husband has been unbelievable and sooooo supportive but I still hate to dump on him.
jb - GET THE COLONOSCOPY. All of my other tests came back fine. The Dr. that did my colonoscopy said that when he hit the part of my colon that was infected I almost jumped off of the table. I don't remember any of it. The worse part was drinking the prep. But you can do it. Had it not been for the colonscopy I would still be wondering what is wrong.
The pain is in my lower pelvic. Stronger on my left side than my right. I have much more gas than I have ever had in my life. I don't have gas pains but lots of gas (I have teenage boys that think it's the funniest thing! Not so funny for Mom!) According to all of the books I should have a fever, body chills, and constipation or diarehha (?). I have none of that. My bowels are just fine (TMI) no chills or fever. The doctors are stumped.
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Unread 04-26-2008, 02:37 PM
Questions about CT scan prep

I think you are right. When I go to see my surgeon on 5/6 for the results of the cat scan if the CT scan shows nothing I will relinquish and have the colonoscopy. Thanks for your advice.
How are you handling your family with all you are going through? My husband is awesome but I have 3 teenagers and I am missing so much with them right now. At this moment I feel brave enough to do anything to get my life back.
Unread 04-26-2008, 02:52 PM
Questions about CT scan prep

I have had several CT scans prior and after my hyst. At one hospital I had to drink the berry berium. At the hospital of my surgery, it was a clear awful liquid that was flavored w/ grape, sugar free Koolaid. Still awful! I thought the bowel prep tasted better...but I don't like fruit flavored drinks. Crazy hospital said not to drink through a straw and the other one gave me a straw! The only thing to really be prepared for is the IV...ick! And you will need to use a me going!

A few weeks after the hysterectomy, I was having lower back pain and pain on my the right side of my pelvic area. Found out that I had a fluid pocket that needed to be drained.
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Unread 04-27-2008, 12:21 PM
Questions about CT scan prep

And for each scan you had to drink the prep?

Unread 04-28-2008, 09:18 AM
Questions about CT scan prep

Ok - now I am worried that I did not get the correct prep for my CAT scan in a few hours - as it did not taste bad at all.

It is called Redi-Cat 2 Berry Smoothie and is fairly thin, white liquid that has only a faint taste - it was hard to pin down the taste but I decided it reminded me of the old candy necklaces - like they crushed just a few of these and put it in a slightly thick liquid (and I mean slightly).

I drank it cold with a straw but still - this was not a bad experience.

Does this sound like the right stuff????

Unread 04-28-2008, 09:53 AM
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That's how I remember it. Mine was strawberry flavored. It wasn't something I would want to drink for pleasure, but it wasn't bad at all.
Unread 04-28-2008, 10:03 AM
Questions about CT scan prep

I just returned from my CT scan and that is exactly what I had to drink. Not bad at all. I have the results of my abdomen ultrasound and it was normal. I will go tomorrow evening and pick up the results from my ct scan this morning. I decided not to wait until I see Doc on 5/6. That is too long to wonder....Hope all goes well with your scan.

Unread 04-28-2008, 10:09 AM
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How do you go about getting your results? Do you just ask for them? Who do you ask? I've never been sick a day in my life and now the bottom is falling out. I've not been thrilled with any of the Drs. I've seen so far. I'd like to keep a folder on "me" so that I can take it with me when I find the right DR.
Unread 04-28-2008, 10:15 AM
Questions about CT scan prep

Ok - i think that stuff has given me gas...i've burped, passed gas and my belly is rumbling something fierce. DID anyone else have this?

Unread 04-28-2008, 10:26 AM
Questions about CT scan prep

Yes - Jax I did and sorry to say it was running through me before I even got to the test.

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