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The Dreaded Colonoscopy

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Today I'm taking it easy on my exercising because I'm still feeling a little odd after my procedure. Yes, as they say, the worst part is the prep the day before. The taste of the prep solution wasn't as bad as I was expecting. The effects, well, you know. But there again not as bad as expected. The procedure itself I don't even remember. They told me they were about to begin and the next thing I knew they told me they were all done. It's over! I've done it! No more dread. It took a couple of days because you can't really do much the afternoon and evening before and the 24 hours after, but it's worth it to have peace of mind. If you're over 50 and have been dreading it, just do it. It's not all that bad and it could save your life.
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KTBRUIN 5/12/2010 3:58PM

    Good! Good! Good! Colonoscopies saves lives (my husband and my sister!). I put mine off until my husband had his (routine check up) and they discovered early stage cancer. He had his surgery and is doing fine now (almost a year). I finally went in for mine (I should have had mine earlier because my grandmother died from colon cancer in her 50's). I was ok and now I'll never delay that test again.

When you think about it, you get to take some time off and do nothing all day! I just laid in my bed and watched dvds. The next day I slept until the meds wore off. It's really not that bad.

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B2B2BA 5/12/2010 3:45PM

    Congratulations! And thanks for a good story about the whole colonoscopy process. Usually all I hear about are the scary ones that totally put me off.

Sara

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