“Have you scheduled your colonoscopy yet?” I-Hsing texted me. No, I thought. I don’t want to. Leave me alone. “Not yet,” I wrote. “I will. I promise.” A few weeks earlier I’d admitted to I-Hsing that I had not yet had a colonoscopy. At 51. A year and a half behind the recommended timeline. Actually, scratch that. Nearly seven years behind, because the goalpost had moved to 45 right before I turned 50. I-Hsing decided then and there it was her mission to get me to schedule the exam. That might be true friendship, but friendship can be annoying when you’re in deep avoidance mode.
Fantastic report. Thank you!
This was such a great read. Thank you to Ruth for sharing!!
funny shit. Exactly why I have not had one and I am overdue by decades or milleniums. I've ixayed all things my colon
Glad you made it!
This was a wonderful read. Ive lived through two colonoscopies, so I was intrigued with this report, since I never had trouble “evacuating.” I was on the edge of my seat, and I don't mean toilet seat. glad it all came out ok, and what is it about jokes and colonscopy pieces , they just write themselves? Anyway, this was 9/9 in colonoscopy reportings.
Queen Poopicina here. I promoted composting toilets at music festivals, and even took a fake poo on stage for an audience of thousands (Holy-Shit.net). I created a deck of self-care tools for bathroom use (only for people who poo). So I’ve done a lot of poo jokes! Still, your beautifully crafted ‘piece’ of —— brought tears of joyful laughter 😂 Thank you!
PS. You may now choose a poo name for yourself if you wish. Note: “Puma” Is taken.
My doctor has me start the meds at10:00 a.m. the day before the procedure. That way I even get to sleep the night prior.
"I wore black. All black." Love this.
So relatable.I failed the prep the first time round and found out after the procedure. Had to repeat it six months later a and let me tell you, I prepped so hard! I told my gastro that I prepped my ass off :)
This was so good! I'm glad you made it through and are ok. BTW, you can have a diagnostic test anywhere you want and insurance will pay if the location is in network.