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Photo Shoot Completed

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My impression of the Bionic Woman!! I am Sexy Trend Setter, I know it! Haha

Today I had a Capsule Endoscopy (My Photo Shoot, as Cherrydoll called it). This technology allows for viewing of the small intestine previously only seen by surgery. The Capsule is a small camera about the size of a big vitamin. It emits an LED light and takes two (2) pictures per second as it travels through the gastrointestinal tract. The pill was easy to swallow, and I had about 10 electrodes hooked up on my abdomen (like an EKG hook up) and the back pack you see in the pic holds the computer. These images are then downloaded to a computer and my doc will view the footage.

It does NOT replace Colonoscopy or Upper Endoscopy because the capsule cannot be controlled as to what it is viewing, nor does it provide the ability to take biopsies but, it does provide the ability to view the small intestine beyond the reach of the standard colonoscopy. The Capsule can examine the entire length, (approximately 20-30 feet) of the small bowel. Since my doc has already confirmed the reoccurence of my Crohns via colonoscopy, this test will show if there are any other areas he should be concerned with, and may be able to account for any other reasons concerning my anemias.

There is very little risk with this procedure; however if there is a blockage or narrowing in the small intestine, the capsule could become stuck at that site and require surgical removal. So, the immediate good news is that it came out, which means there are No Horrible Strictures! WooHoo! I am sure they will view the footage within the week and let me know what is what.

I called the doc at 1:45pm and I told him I pooped out the camera already (and NO, I did Not have to retrieve it).
He said "Are you sure? How do you know?"
I said "Yes, because my poop was blinking."
He said "And you have Never had blinking poop before?"
I said "No, although my surgeon thinks sunshine comes out my butt."
He laughed and told me to come on down and return the equipment.
He still didn't believe me and asked if I actually saw the camera because that is a very fast rate of digestion. So, I apparently digest at least 2-24 hours faster than "normal" people. I KNOW I am NOT "NORMAL", besides what's the fun in that???

I have to say the experience was surreal, like out of a science fiction novel. And if blinking poop wasn't weird enough. The weirdest part was the swallowing of the camera to begin with. It was blinking and it was strange to think that it was gonna be inside me. I wish I could get a copy of the footage, I just think it is fascinating.
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    You are just so awesome to find such humor. Blinking poop, started laughing out loud in my office, thank goodness I am in here alone right now. Alittle late with reading of your adventure but it sure was entertaining, sorry but a laugh is what I needed today. I hope everything came out ok, no pun intended, and keep us updated.
    You are looking fabulous btw. emoticon
    4756 days ago
    This is HILARIOUS! How are you? I haven't heard from you for awhile. Hope all is well? I was doing just lovely, but then on the 4th, I wiped out rollerskating and broke my BACK! :( It was ruff, ruff for a few days, but now that I've got pain meds all figured out, I'm good to go.

    I love your happy profile pic. I saw it on someone else's page and said HEY, I haven't seen her around for awhile. Just like you said, you ARE like me, here, then gone, eh? Like the blinky poop camera. Haha.
    4767 days ago
    LMAO...Not sure which is funnier...the blinking poop or the sunshine coming outta your butt....TOOO FUNNY!....And look at you Miss Over Achiever, having to be super quick digest girl! LOL

    Well hopefully they will be able to find out what else is going on even if the game was called short......please keep us posted! emoticon
    4771 days ago
  • SILAS32303
    4771 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I think it is interesting, too, because I have been studying up on "LEAKY GUT SYNDROME." Thanks for this, Hon.
    You are LOOKING great, inside and out..

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4774 days ago
    And the finished photos please??
    4775 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2894356
    Just the thought of blinking poop creases me up, souds like it was a fun thing to experience ( for you, that is) emoticon
    4776 days ago
    You are just too funny! I'm glad you can find humor in the challenges life throws at you. I hope the report is a good one.
    4777 days ago
    Ok Professor Poop!

    LOL that is hysterical! Can you imagine the people that actually came up with the lil' poop blinker....all the poop searches they had to do! Thank God we have doctors, researchers and all that are involved who are facinated with poop to do this as a living!

    Hope the initial good signs indicate good report!
    4778 days ago
    What do you mean, you never had blinking poop before?? Hahahaha!
    It will be interesting to see what the camera showed.
    I had heard about that camera on Oprah, but now I 'know' someone who has actually used it----fascinating!
    I'll be looking forward to the updates.
    Hugs, Leslie
    4780 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2397438
    LOL - Blinking poop and sunshine coming out your butt! I think you emit sunshine out all of your orifices! Hope that they got some nice pictures! emoticon (Oh and thanks for not making me ask if you had to retrieve it!) Cat (uhm Sally I am sorry but your comment about putting strange things inside of us just gave me a bad picture... gosh I must be warped! or in need of some good old s.e.x.) emoticon
    4780 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/27/2008 1:08:55 PM
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sunshine Butt?!? emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Blinking Poop?!?

    Soon we'll be hearing that you've gone and turned into a light-up garden gnome or something!!! LMAO @ BLONDEGIRL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I truly hope they came out good and that you never have to go through this again - ever!!!

    4781 days ago
    i am actually still rolling on my bed laughing about that dialogue. the idea of blinking poop is hilarious, but his reply to it was even better.
    so at least now you already know that you digest very fast, that there is no blockage and probably no narrowing either? let us know how the rest turns out!
    i think i am kind of envious about your surreal experience. sounds very fascinating to me.
    4781 days ago
    lol yummy camera lol.. well at least it came out blinking right? So let us know about your results lol hope its all good and thanks soo much for the wonderful comment on my blog. Have a sunshinny weekend girly!
    4781 days ago
    I think we have all put a lot of strange things inside our body. No telling how many bugs we have swallowed. Especially me since if I am not typing I am talking!!
    4781 days ago
    HEY SUNSHINE BUTT !!!!!!! I am glad everything came out OK !!!! emoticon

    I hope we get Good results !!!!!!
    4781 days ago
  • no profile photo CD362844
    Hmmm very interesting.... well for me cos my ds has crohns and dh has IBD. but so glad you had a blinky in the pottie LOL
    hope they can find out whats up. I will have to tell my ds about this post. lol
    4781 days ago
    NOOOOO YouTube??'s just not fair! emoticon
    4781 days ago
    Hey, where's the YouTube? Do you know how many hits a blinking poop video would get?

    I'm glad it went well, but I must say I'm disappointed I won't get to watch it too...
    4782 days ago
    Next time when I want to curse, I'll just say, "Blinking poop!" Hey, that actually sounds like a neat user name if I ever have to change it on SP... You better get that copyrighted before it gets stolen! emoticon

    I'm still amazed by today's technology. What's next? Swallowing some thread and a needle for internal surgery? That would be cool! emoticon

    On a more seriously note, I'm glad that the Capsule Endoscopy went well. I hope the photos will help the doctors get a clearer picture of what's going on and ultimately alleviate your anemia and other issues. You remain in my thoughts and prayers, Iron Maiden.

    4782 days ago
    LOL! Blinking poop!
    Wow, ya learn something new every day! Very interesting.
    4782 days ago
    How very interesting.......blinking poop. You really are WonderWomen!

    Glad hear it all came out ok. lol

    4782 days ago
    How totally George Jetson, Gabs (though you look better in the jet pack)! Congrats on the blinking poop. That's a real achievement (I'm being sarcastic, of course, but the news that there is no stricture really is good!).
    4782 days ago
  • THEMIS27
    What? Your poop doesn't blink?? I thought everyone's did...

    4782 days ago
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