04 August 2009

I Know What I'm Doing In 2014

As much fun as it was to have a colonoscopy in June and another one in July, it’s much nicer to be told that all’s well and I don’t need another one for FIVE years.

Don’t let me stop you from having one of your own though. The procedure is a piece of cake, and the prep really isn’t that bad. My two cents? The orange flavor packet for the Trilyte is better than the lemon-lime, and drinking it at room temperature is easier than drinking it cold. Mind you, “better” and “easier” are incremental improvements, but improvements none-the-less.

You know you ought to, so just do it.

24 comments:

Aidan Donnelley Rowley said...

I am a relative rookie in the bloggy wilderness but I appreciate your perspective and honesty even about the less glamorous aspects of life. Good for you for encouraging us all to be vigilante about our health!

Aidan Donnelley Rowley said...

Yikes. Meant "vigilant." Although maybe you are also a vigilante of sorts in that you are taking your health into your own hands? Thanks again.

Btw, Nike's "Just Do It" is my favorite quote of all time.

abby said...

congratulations!

Mental P Mama said...

gah

Melissa said...

YAY YOU!

Glad to hear it went well. Maybe in five years they'll have come up with a better prep. Here's hopin'.

liz said...

Personally, I thought that mixing the Miralax in Orange Gatorade and drinking it frosty cold was actually tasty (as in, I didn't have to choke it down).

Until the 7th glass of 8, of course.

I don't need another one until I'm 50! WOOT!

liz said...

And I agree about the post-procedure nap. Oh. My. God. It was heaven.

Elissa said...

The fretting was far worse then the actual procedure. The drugs are so effective you have no sensation after - I even doubted it actually took place. If you're wondering - really there was no evidence.

Life As I Know It said...

Glad to hear you get a 5 year break!

I need to schedule a mammagram before I go for the colonoscopy.
Good times.

Florinda said...

Glad to hear all went well, and that this won't be an annual (let alone monthly) event! But I don't plan to do it until my doctor asks me to.

Aunt Becky said...

I sense your next role in life is Colonoscopy Advocate.

heidi said...

Happy to hear it all went well! You are an inspiration!

slouchy said...

i'm relieved!

Rima said...

Glad to hear that everything is as it should be . . . and that the procedure isn't so bad, when the time comes . . .

meno said...

The stuff i had to drink was called "Movi-Prep." And no, i am not making that up.

mayberry said...

I ought to, when? Is there a recommended age for the first one (if you don't have any risk factors)?

Bwen said...

Unfortunately, I am well acquainted with the procedure. Being knocked out is fun but the prep...yuck.

Glad you don't have to have another one soon!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Yay on the clean bill of health.

I'm never one to postpone a test, but if I was Fond of Snape's story would change my mind quickly.

Aurelia said...

I am so very glad you are ok. Relieved actually.

Gwen said...

Glad to hear all is well. I haven't had a colonoscopy yet, but when the time comes for it my mind will definitely be more at ease.

Mary G said...

It is nice to get that all clear isn't it. Cheers for you.
Up here in Eastern Ontario, the drinks just seem to come in chalk flavour -- what have I been missing?

wheelsonthebus said...

glad it was clear.

Kyla said...

I think I have a few years before I'm due for one, hopefully I'll be insured by then!

Middle Aged Woman said...

Had one earlier this year, so I get to skip the one @ 50. Yuck on the prep, though. I am not fussy about things like that, but just thinking about it is making me gag all over again.