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« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2007, 03:42:52 AM »

You have a great sense of humor!  :D
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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2007, 08:12:13 PM »

sluff, LOL.

I thought you were kidding too.

kitkatz, think positive.
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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2007, 03:29:17 PM »

So they called me, I called back. We had an appointment for you, but it is gone now.  WTF!  Just because I did not call back quick enough you gave my appointent away!  These people are crazy! So now I am on the first available appointment shit list. Sometimes I hate this crap.
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« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2007, 04:22:16 PM »

It may get to the point where you just have to show
up and insist that you have an appointment.
Rant and rave that someone even called to confirm it!
Two can play at that game.
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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2007, 05:04:38 PM »

It may get to the point where you just have to show
up and insist that you have an appointment.
Rant and rave that someone even called to confirm it!
Two can play at that game.



Good Advice!
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« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2007, 10:26:21 AM »

It may get to the point where you just have to show
up and insist that you have an appointment.
Rant and rave that someone even called to confirm it!
Two can play at that game.

EXCELLENT IDEA!  Remember, the squeeky wheel gets the oil!  Go for it!
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« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2007, 05:00:42 PM »

OKay, so Kaiser called the other day. You know the soonest appointment they can get me to the surgeon is? March friggin 6th!  Can you all believe it is a month later before they can see me?   Thank God I am not dying anytime soon from it.  I hope anyway.  So now I wait. (Crazy lady with big stick does not like waiting!) I even called the transplant coordinator for help and she told me to call them back and fuss. I tried; nothing until March 6. Funny how the March calendar came up and they could not get to me until the 6th. *Sigh* The sound you here is me banging my head on a wall! :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
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« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2007, 02:34:42 PM »

Here it is March 6th and I have been to see the surgeon.  The results...no results...more tests to do.  I figured that was coming.  So it is off to a minicolonoscopy to look at the 5 centimeter mass between my colon and the tailbone.  He said he could feel it.  I am not describing how he did that, use your imagination.   He also wants an MRI to go with it and an ultrasound.  He says he hopes they can see if it is malignant or not with the MRI or if it is just a benign thing sitting around doing nothing.   So March 13 th is the colonoscopy, and then March 23 is the MRI.  Then I go see the urologist on March 29.  Fun, fun and I am on break so I can schedule these things anytime.
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Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2007, 02:40:33 PM »

Good Luck kit, Thinking of you . :cuddle;
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« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2007, 05:58:14 PM »

Ugh.   :cuddle;
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« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2007, 06:16:39 PM »

Here it is March 6th and I have been to see the surgeon.  The results...no results...more tests to do.  I figured that was coming.  So it is off to a minicolonoscopy to look at the 5 centimeter mass between my colon and the tailbone.  He said he could feel it.  I am not describing how he did that, use your imagination.   He also wants an MRI to go with it and an ultrasound.  He says he hopes they can see if it is malignant or not with the MRI or if it is just a benign thing sitting around doing nothing.   So March 13 th is the colonoscopy, and then March 23 is the MRI.  Then I go see the urologist on March 29.  Fun, fun and I am on break so I can schedule these things anytime.

I hope this turns out to be benign but I'm sure you won't sleep well until you know for sure. It just seems that this has dragged on for a long time. I can't wait til you can get some closure on this.
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« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2007, 09:14:36 PM »

Me too. But in the end it is all stuff.

Stuff- Stupid, terrible, unusual, foolish fluff.
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Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2007, 11:18:34 PM »


Stuff- Stupid, terrible, unusual, foolish fluff.

 :2thumbsup;
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« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2007, 02:27:59 PM »

I need to whine today before I go to the doctor's appointment. I have a colonoscopy scheduled this afternoon. The doctor wants to see if the oogie googie (what to call it?) I  have has tendrils in the colon or anywhere else and see if he can determine if it is harmless or bad.  ME, I want harmless, please.  So I had to do three enemas this morning.  A shitty thing to do!  I have not eaten all day and the appointment is at 3:45. I am staying out of the kitchen as much as possible today.   So here I am whining at you all. I hate doctors appointments and I especially hate tests.  It usually involves a needle somewhere in the body!  Whine whine whine.  A friend of mine tells me it is not bad, her Mom had one done. Thanks for the first hand information!  Why can't these things be easy?  I want a Star Trek tricorder where the doctor just says beep beep and you are done and healed. *sigh*  whine! :wine; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
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Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2007, 02:29:56 PM »

Hoping all goes well kitkatz, will keep you in thought and prayer.
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« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2007, 02:44:38 PM »

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I want a Star Trek tricorder where the doctor just says beep beep and you are done and healed.

I actually bought my husbands GP one for Christmas off of E-Bay!!  (no-it didn't help!!)


Good-luck with your test-hubbt had one and he was knocked out for it-I hope you are too,so its easy for you... :grouphug;
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« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2007, 02:45:56 PM »


 :grouphug; Goodluck today Kitkatz.

Take your big stick with you and poke them hard if they hurt you!! I will be thinking of you.  :cuddle;
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« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2007, 08:15:31 PM »

Well here I am reporting on the entire shitty subject again.  I had the butt rotorootered this afternoon.  That was fun! Not!  The doctor was as gentle as he could be and it was not bad at all.  Just time consuming because the surgeon was running late.  I was getting myself all worked up when I had to wait an hour.  I am very quiet when I am getting worked up over something so I was silent while waiting even though hubby was there with me.   They took me back into a mini-operating theater which just about freaked me out totally.  I said: This look famliar.  They said Oh you have been here before.  No a place real similar to it.  I answered.  Got draped on the the table butt side up and then the fun began.  They inflate your insides to get a real good look at them.  I saw the pictures on the TV monitor and watched him run the thing through my colon.  Pretty smooth walls even if I say so myself.  Nothing was found. The oogie googie may be just a cyst.  Not sure yet.  He looked back at old CT scans and said it had not grown in six to eight years so they think whatever it might be is a slow growing thing or a cyst.  Then he did an ultrasound with printed pictures of the mass.  Interesting.  I saw the pictures briefly.  Then he sent me down the X-ray for an x-ray of the pelvic region.  I guess he wants all the pretty things to  look at. The MRI is on the 23rd and I will go see him again April 17 at 2:45p.m.  We should know more then.  I have a case of the serious farts tonight. (I bet you really needed to know that!)

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Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2007, 08:25:49 PM »

thats great everything went smoothly kit.  and i guess thats a good thing you have "pretty smooth walls".   ;D  :lol;
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« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2007, 08:37:52 PM »

Well glad it went well.
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« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2007, 04:54:12 AM »

Glad you got that over with!  And congrats on those "smooth walls" - that's actually quite important.  As for the farts, just think of each one as a little commentary on the sh#t you've had to put up with lately! ;)
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« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2007, 08:59:02 AM »

Wow talk about someone who knows themself inside and out.    ;)
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« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2007, 09:02:59 PM »

 :rofl; :rofl; :rofl;
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Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #48 on: March 15, 2007, 02:49:50 PM »

Since this is the subject of colonoscopy i wanna ask this here. On CBS they are doing a big thing on colon cancer and the benefits of being checked out with colonoscopy's. They say to get checked in your 40's or 10 yrs before a familywho was diagnosed with Colon cancer. Question is: My aunt is currently going through colon cancer, and I wonder with all my medical issues should I get one sooner than 40's?
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« Reply #49 on: March 15, 2007, 06:52:50 PM »

I had to have one as part of the transplant evaluation.  With family history, you might ask your doctor. 
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