1. Well, colonoscopies are one way to lose weight. I lost five pounds in one day before my latest.

    I don’t recommend it as a long term strategy, though.

  2. Been there, done that. Dad had colon cancer so I started at 45. The first time, they gave me sedative and I got to watch on TV along with the doctor. The next one, they gave me the knockout drugs. I woke up asking when they were going to start.

    As Kim says, the prep is worse than the procedure. I think I’m due again in a couple years.

    1. Well, if you hadn’t tried to give them advice the first time, they’ would have stayed with the Happy Pill and not switched you to “Shut This Guy Up”. 🙂

  3. Now you can tell your critics that you have medical (and photographic) proof that you don’t have your head up your ass. Can they do the same?

  4. I have Crohn’s Disease so a colonoscopy every 2-3 years has been a regular thing for me for 32 years now. The 1st one when I was 14 was the worst. The process has improved quite a bit over the years, at least.

  5. I’m another one on the 3-5 year schedule because of my dad and his dad.

    Concur on prep being the worst, although it seems it’s gotten better over the past 15 years or so. At least what I get these days is only (foul tasting) liquid and no longer uses a pill that is not swallowed.

  6. If you get a bunch of olde pharts in the same room, eventually the conversation rolls around to the various medical procedures you have had over the years. Of course, one of the most common is the colonoscopy. The prep is indeed the worst part of the procedure, but it is a veritable fount of funny stories.

    I remember the stuff they used to have you drink was a foul liquid in a gallon jug that was called, “Go Lightly”. Everyone I know started calling it “Step Lively”. You most certainly did NOT want to be too far from the restroom when it finally hit. And hit it did – all at once. My first one… I almost didn’t make it. You’ve never seen anyone run so fast with his butt cheeks clenched so tight. (I’ve been told it was like a penguin fleeing from an angry polar bear.)

    Yeah, I know. TMI.

  7. your appraisals are spot on, as usual.
    I’ve had this twice. Before the first one, I told the doctor, “Well, you can’t say I’m full of shit.”
    He kind of smiled and said, “That’s what we’re here to find out. ” I don’t think he’d heard that one for a few days.

  8. I am so glad they did not find any bad stuff in your Netherlands, you are good to go on that end for awhile. Many Blessings and Good Will for this wonderful year and the coming year.

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