I had my very first colonoscopy on Thursday and the doc gave me a clean bill of health – YAY! I have a healthy colon, and don’t have to do this again for another 10 years!
Not all that bad, really – and yes, the drugs were very nice (they used propofol on me).
Apparently, part of the procedure is to inflate the colon. In the recovery room, this leads to the nurses telling you in the nicest way possible to fart as much as possible. “Just keep pushing that air out”, they say.
They even gave me pictures (of the procedure, not the farts!), which I feel semi-obligated to share … consider yourselves warned!
My Ileo-cecal Valve
My Appendiceal Orifice
You think you have big plans for Valentine’s Day this year? How about this – I scheduled my first colonoscopy yesterday, and the available date was Thursday, February 13. Woo Hoo!
A Colonoscopy Haiku
Now in my fifties
Standard procedure, my ass
Knock me out good please
Is it appropriate to bring your colonoscopy doctor flowers?
A mere 18 months after I turned 50, I finally got my first mailing from the folks at AARP today. I remember my mom being amazed because she got a membership plea from them something like the day after she turned 50.
I wonder how they finally figured it out …