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First Colonoscopy


Thursday, March 24, 2011

My motto this year is "New Year, New Me" and that includes catching up on all the doctors appointments that I have been putting off.... for years. A couple of months ago I visited my OB-GYN after mssing several years, luckily I had a great visit. Today I went for my first screening colonoscopy. At 53 I know that I should have had this test 3 years ago. Losing my stepfather to colon cancer last year was a great motivator in finally getting me there. Keeping a positive attitude made this a non-event. I basically stopped eating three days ago, and the prep day was all liquids. The test today was easy, I don't remember a thing. I'm glad I went as they found a polyp and removed it. I will get the test results in a couple of weeks. Next on the schedule is a mammogram then I can breathe a sigh of relief and concentrate on something else.

After the colonoscopy we headed to Ruby Tuesdays for my first meal in days. I had studied their nutrition fact sheet prior to going there but once there was tempted to choose the Southwestern Spring Rolls, not something that I had planned on getting. But thanks to SP's great calorie tracker I still had a successful day and did not consume more than my daily quota. For me the calorie database is one of my favorite tools on SP.

It's been 3 and a half months since I got serious with this and I have lost 18 pounds and am feeling wonderful. Thank you SparkPeople for a great site!

Julie

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