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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Follow Up Drs. Appointment

I forgot to tell you a funny story from my doctor's visit last week.  I went to the gastro for my follow-up after the colonoscopy.  Five polyps, all benign. (I know.  That's a lot, right?) 

Anyway, I was sitting in the exam room and the nurse had done all her note taking on the laptop.  Finally, the doctor came in.  She looked at me, said hello and looked at the computer.  She turned back to me, looked at me for a second and then said: "you don't look 78".  No, I said, I'm 68 (my February birthday being foremost in my mind).  She asked me my name.  I told her.  She clicked some buttons and then said: "you had a colonoscopy on ...".  Yes.  She told me all were benign and to "come back in 5, no 1 year" and then showed me out.

Yeah, right.  Like I'm going to forget the ordeal of emptying my body in a year's time.  I'm sure it's going to be closer to 5 but we'll see. 

Had to wonder if the nurse put my slightly high blood pressure on a 78 year old patient's chart instead of mine.  LOL. 





9 comments:

  1. That would have had me wondering who's chart your information was documented on. If you don't get a bill you'll know why.

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  2. I had problems at the kidney doctor when they combined my chart with somebody else. It took them almost two years to get it all straightened out. Needless to say I double check everything from them now. I had five benign polyps also and my doc wants me back in three years. I may stretch that to four.

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  3. Did they look at the right chart? I’d have to wonder. Good result though!

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  4. The important thing is that they were all benign! Congrats!

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  5. OMG. This is very disturbing, Barbara.

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  6. Glad she commented on how young you looked so it got straightened out. Once on a name mix-up at my gynecologists I almost got got shots for a venereal disease when I went in for a pap smear. Seems the lady with my same name was a bit careless.

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  7. That's crazy! I would SO not want to go and do that again every year, especially if it's not necessary! I've only had that test once, and that's enough for a long time for me!

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  8. My doctor showed me the picture of my colon from my last colonoscopy. "Can't get more shiny clean than that," she said, then told me I could do it again in ten years.I was thinking, fat chance, I have had my last colonoscopy. I guess I might feel differently if there had been something there. I am glad your results were benign.

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  9. Just found your blog...we are of a similar age. It's good that you don't look 78! As for that colonoscopy, I had the first one at 53 due to ulcers. The procedure was fine, but like you, the prep nearly killed me. Had another one 11 years later because it is the best way to find colon cancer. The prep was a little better. Again, the procedure was eazy-peazy. Won't need another one for 10 years, and maybe by then, they will have figured out a scan they can use to find polyps. Of course, like the dr told me, they will still have to clean me out and go in to get the darn thing.

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