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Yesterday under "what are you doing today" I posted I was prepping for Colonoscopy for this morning. Some of you offered prayers and asked for Update.

 

I am home, no polyps but because I'm getting older and nearing the 10 year mark of when Mom was diagnosed now I have to go every 2 years. I'm a bit groggy but I'm doing well. But I wanted to give update and say "Thank you" to our little family here on the Q-boards. 

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@qvcfreak  Glad you received a clean bill of health but sorry you have to go every 2 years.

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Doesn't Medicare just pay 80% for one every 10 yrs.?

 

Do they make exceptions ?

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Best meal ever after a colonoscopy! Glad all went well. 

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@SharkE wrote:

Doesn't Medicare just pay 80% for one every 10 yrs.?

 

Do they make exceptions ?


@SharkE 

I think that might depend on your past history - polyps found or history of other cancers.  From what @qvcfreak  said about her mother, maybe family history counts, too.  I'll be watching to see what she has to say.

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@SharkE wrote:

Doesn't Medicare just pay 80% for one every 10 yrs.?

 

Do they make exceptions ?


Medicare will pay every 24 months if you are considered high risk !!!!!

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I don't have medicare @SharkE , not quite old enough. I have Blue Cross Blue Shield and yes, exceptions are made when its very close in family, my Mom passed of Colon Cancer.

 

 

 

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I agree @LuvmyLab  but if I have to do it, I will. Especially after seeing what my Mom went through. Thank you so much. 

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I'm glad everything went well @godi and I just had a breakfast taco but for dinner I'm having my calzone with a side of flatbread with Artichoke dip, Mmm can't wait. 

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Glad you are doing well.  I remember all too well doing my prep - and it was awful.  They did not find anything in me that I recall.  But for some reason they wanted me to do it again in 7 years, which will be in the next year or two.  Already dreading it.  Ugh the things we have to do when we get old!

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