Mens/Womens health/Cycling related

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  1. MikeyOz

    MikeyOz New Member

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    Well.... seen as posting here is like a mini blog for me, decided this might come in helpful for other people.

    The last 6 months I have been having trouble with the old "bowel" movements, but the last 2 months it had increased in frequency, so I was getting a little worred, got referred to a specialist, see specialist, yesterday had my gaestroscopy an endoscopy, first thing I asked when he said we will book you in, "Will I be under anaethestic ??????", "Yes" was the answer :)

    Long story short, the 20 minute procedure turned into an hour as they had to remove a polyp from my colon...... it was all fine and as of this morning I feel fine, almost recovered from the Preperation of "Picolax"..... *uhhhhhhh*

    He did say that Polyp's can turn into cancerous growth's it is unlikely but still a possibility, so it was removed.

    When I had problems with the movements my main symptons were wobbly logs or shaky knees, when everything was working I felt great, it was starting to happen about once a week which was why I was starting to worry and of course it was really effecting my cycling/running, I felt like I would progress and then regress, very depressing and I would get a feeling of bloating and weight gain.

    so now I have to monitor and go back in 3 months for a review, I think that means more Picolax..... :(
     
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  2. Donga

    Donga Guest

    On Aug 3, 7:09 am, MikeyOz <[email protected]
    mx.forums.cyclingforums.com> wrote:
    >... main symptons were wobbly
    > logs or shaky knees,


    .... and the trots once a week

    Not the running? Give it up, mate - it's not a good look. ;-)
    (hope you're OK).

    donga
     
  3. BT Humble

    BT Humble Guest

    MikeyOz wrote:
    > Long story short, the 20 minute procedure turned into an hour as they
    > had to remove a polyp from my colon...... it was all fine and as of
    > this morning I feel fine, almost recovered from the Preperation of
    > "Picolax"..... *uhhhhhhh*



    And the most important question is: How big was it? ;-)


    BTH
     
  4. Theo Bekkers

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    BT Humble wrote:
    > MikeyOz wrote:
    >> Long story short, the 20 minute procedure turned into an hour as they
    >> had to remove a polyp from my colon...... it was all fine and as of
    >> this morning I feel fine, almost recovered from the Preperation of
    >> "Picolax"..... *uhhhhhhh*


    > And the most important question is: How big was it? ;-)


    I recently had an iron deficiency problem which my GP decided was probably a
    bleeding bowel, for which he prescribed a colonoscopy. They also found a few
    polyps, 5 to 10 mm, they chop them off with a hot wire loop and ask you to
    come back in three years, just in case. No biggie.

    That crap you have to take beforehand is the biggest deal. " Take one of
    these and don't leave the house, don't close any doors between you and the
    toilet, don't let anyone else occupy that toilet". Wait a day and then take
    another one.

    Theo
     
  5. On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 12:38:19 +0800, Theo Bekkers wrote:

    > That crap you have to take beforehand is the biggest deal. " Take one of
    > these and don't leave the house, don't close any doors between you and the
    > toilet, don't let anyone else occupy that toilet". Wait a day and then take
    > another one.


    Why not just make you fast for 24 hours, then give you an enema beforehand?
     
  6. rooman

    rooman New Member

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    The Bowel 101 ( according to the likes of Dr John Tickell).

    The bowel is a sewer, they work best to remove waste when they move freely and carry waste away quickly...a slow moving blocked sewer becomes putrid festering with lumps of toxic crud , leads to complications like polyps, disease and cancer of the colon, and if not corrected a dead or dying host results...and on the way not too nice things happen to you.

    Eat wisely and control what is stuffed in the top end dictates what happens on the way through , keep the bowell healthy you will minimise polyps and other noicites..

    According to John Tickell ( yes Dr "Tickle", he is also a GP & Obstetrician ...what a name)... the bowel suffers because of what you eat... eat crap, the bowl turns to crap...he suggests a balanced diet of fresh fruit veges, fish , nuts and seeds......never eat HI food ( HI? ).... yes not GI..that is passé ...HI..

    HUMAN INTERFERENCE...avoid as much processed food as possible and you will live to a hundred, have a Cholesterol level akin to when you were born but for all your life, and a blood pressure of 115/70, oh yes excercise , walk ride a bike and get out in the fresh air a bit, have jiggy jiggy twice a week and eat regularly eat some fish, rice, tofu , fruit and veges....moderation and vairety is the key.

    sounds like a neat formula wot! ( especially the jiggy jiggy )
     
  7. lisanne

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    I agree that the picolax stuff that you have to take before hand is the worst bit of having a colonoscopy and its great you are knocked out!

    I had a 4mm polyp removed from my bowel and they tested it and it had pre-cancerous cells so I have the pleasure of enduring the procedure every 3 years...
     
  8. Donga

    Donga Guest

    On Aug 3, 8:21 pm, rooman <[email protected]
    mx.forums.cyclingforums.com> wrote:
    , tofu ,
    > fruit and veges....moderation and vairety is the key.
    >
    > sounds like a neat formula wot! ( especially the jiggy jiggy )
    >

    I've seen you and your harem!
     
  9. On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 20:21:23 +1000, rooman wrote:

    > According to 'John Tickell ' (http://www.drjohntickell.com/)( yes Dr
    > "Tickle", he is also a GP & Obstetrician ...what a name)... the bowel
    > suffers because of what you eat...


    OTOH, many people with perfectly good diets suffer bowel diseases and
    problems. It's not fair to assume the patient is to blame.
     
  10. cfsmtb

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    For a moving experience, take Fleet ..
     
  11. cfsmtb

    cfsmtb New Member

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    And also nasties like fibroids, cysts or endometriosis can cause major issues, ie: one in nine women may have endo, although it depends if they present with symptoms or not. Thank whatever deitiy that the medical profession now take this very seriously, as IMHO the Royal Women's here in Melboring are absolutely superb. ;)
     
  12. rooman

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    Someone has to open the patient's mouth, that is usually the patient.
    If a bowel problem is as a result of a medication, that is probably in response to a diet caused problem ( but it could be infection or parasite too-granted), however in a normal distribution your "many" would be a small number, and attributable to genetics primarily, plus to a lesser extent infection or parasites (eg:gardiosis).
    Even most most triggers on a genetic susceptibility are in response to diet.

    Accept what is voluntarily stuck down the alimentary pipe as a prime cause of human bowel ailments... like riding a bike take some responsibility for your actions and the outcomes.

    Middle Australia can choose to eat responsibly for bowel health or we can abuse our gut and take the consequences and expect the health system ( why is it called the "health " system?) to take over.
    We can't always blame the other bloke and hope to get away with it!.
     
  13. rooman

    rooman New Member

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    LOL
     
  14. MikeyOz

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    That is what my wife said...... but they have to clean you out completely, the picolax is taken through the mouth, so it goes RIGHT through you..... literally.....

    PLease don't ask me to post it anybody but I do have a picture of the Polyp they removed...... not sure of the size I think it was 3 or 4 mm....

    It was the best sleep I have ever had when they put you under.... felt like a REALLY REALLY good power nap.

    I have been given a new cereal to eat, Uncle TObys HEalth WIse one.... it seems pretty good... so just have to see how I go.

    I believe I will also be back for another barring anything goes wrong in 3 years time as well.
     
  15. BT Humble

    BT Humble Guest

    MikeyOz wrote:
    > Michael Warner Wrote:
    > > Why not just make you fast for 24 hours, then give you an enema
    > > beforehand?

    >
    > That is what my wife said...... but they have to clean you out
    > completely, the picolax is taken through the mouth, so it goes RIGHT
    > through you..... literally.....
    >
    > PLease don't ask me to post it anybody but I do have a picture of the
    > Polyp they removed...... not sure of the size I think it was 3 or 4
    > mm....
    >
    > It was the best sleep I have ever had when they put you under.... felt
    > like a REALLY REALLY good power nap.
    >
    > I have been given a new cereal to eat, Uncle TObys HEalth WIse one....
    > it seems pretty good... so just have to see how I go.
    >
    > I believe I will also be back for another barring anything goes wrong
    > in 3 years time as well.


    So, is it a bit like what Billy Connolly said about prostate checks?
    That he was a bit nervous for the first one, but now when he goes to
    see his doctor he takes him a bunch of flowers and a box of
    chocolates... ;-)


    BTH
     
  16. cfsmtb

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    Turn your head and cough on the second date?
     
  17. On Aug 3, 8:21 pm, rooman <[email protected]
    mx.forums.cyclingforums.com> wrote:
    > HUMAN INTERFERENCE...avoid as much processed food as possible and you
    > will live to a hundred, have a Cholesterol level akin to when you were
    > born but for all your life, and a blood pressure of 115/70


    Woohoo, my BP was 115/74 and 55 BPM the other week on one of those
    automated arm squeezing machines. Go transportational cycling :)
    Now if I can just lose another 5-10 kgs and get my BMI somewhere
    respectable (actually I'd be happy with losing the pot belly and
    moobs).

    Can't abide tofu though, disgusting muck it is. Give me dead animals.
     
  18. BT Humble

    BT Humble Guest

    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Aug 3, 8:21 pm, rooman <[email protected]
    >
    > mx.forums.cyclingforums.com> wrote:
    > > HUMAN INTERFERENCE...avoid as much processed food as possible and you
    > > will live to a hundred, have a Cholesterol level akin to when you were
    > > born but for all your life, and a blood pressure of 115/70

    >
    > Woohoo, my BP was 115/74 and 55 BPM the other week on one of those
    > automated arm squeezing machines. Go transportational cycling :)
    > Now if I can just lose another 5-10 kgs and get my BMI somewhere
    > respectable (actually I'd be happy with losing the pot belly and
    > moobs).


    Heh! When I go to give blood they often seem surprised that I'm still
    conscious during the pre-check, I'm usually around 105/60 (it's a
    family trait).

    > Can't abide tofu though, disgusting muck it is. Give me dead animals.


    Somebody's quote: "If god didn't intend us to eat animals, why did he
    make them out of meat?"


    BTH
     
  19. On Aug 6, 2:20 pm, BT Humble <[email protected]> wrote:
    > [email protected] wrote:
    > > Woohoo, my BP was 115/74 and 55 BPM the other week on one of those
    > > automated arm squeezing machines. Go transportational cycling :)
    > > Now if I can just lose another 5-10 kgs and get my BMI somewhere
    > > respectable (actually I'd be happy with losing the pot belly and
    > > moobs).

    >
    > Heh! When I go to give blood they often seem surprised that I'm still
    > conscious during the pre-check, I'm usually around 105/60 (it's a
    > family trait).


    It might have been 114/76, I'm not really sure how much difference it
    makes. Perhaps we should test you for blood doping!

    > > Can't abide tofu though, disgusting muck it is. Give me dead animals.

    >
    > Somebody's quote: "If god didn't intend us to eat animals, why did he
    > make them out of meat?"


    "I love animals, they taste great!"
     
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