I am scheduled for a colonoscopy in 10 days. I had 18 inches of my colon removed for diverticulosis 10 year ago. My new GI doctor wants to me stop my Plavix and aspirin for 5 days prior to the procedure. I have 3 DES stents in my LAD..and I'm very nervous about stopping it because I was told to take it for life. I do have a call into my cardiologist; but, wondered what the concensus is here. Thanks!!!