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Not Exactly My Idea of Fun, but

Monday, October 24, 2011

This is something I don't enjoy, but it is something worth doing.

Tomorrow is my colonoscopy exam.

Today I am drinking 64 ounces of apple juice with the prep stuff added to it.

At least it doesn't take as awful as it used to, and I really don't mind drinking it at all.

The results of drinking it...........well, that is another story that I will spare you. Most of you have probably gone through it and know what I mean.

This is not exactly my idea of Having FUN, but I do feel good about it.

After all, I am taking care of myself.

We learn to do stuff like this when we are active in Spark.

It's all about getting and keeping our bodies as healthy as possible.

Colonoscopies are not fun. But did you know that colon cancer is the SECOND most common causes of cancer deaths? Getting our exams done on a regular basis just may save our lives.

I'm not ready to check out yet. There is still too much living to do.

I have two things left on my Bucket List.

One is cruise through the Panama Canal, and the second is to visit the active volcano in Hawaii.

So, if I have to have this rather unpleasant experience to ensure I am doing whatever I can for my dear body, that's okay.

It just might save my life, and I am worth that.

Please, if you haven't already done so, check in with your Doc and see when you are due for your own life saving examination.

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    Hope all is well,, please let me know your OK hon,, email me this info when you get back,,, for you know how BAD I am at other ways of info. Diane
    2374 days ago
    Up side is the weight loss, even if it is temporary. Great attitude.
    2374 days ago
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    Good that you're looking after yourself :-) I hope you'll get to Panama and Hawai soon soon soon :-) emoticon
    2374 days ago
    I discussed this with my Doctor, and he said that people over 75 do not require colonoscopies. I'm not there yet, but I am glad I had mine done today. I still say that for those of us under 70 we need to get them.
    2374 days ago
    Good luck!
    2375 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/27/2011 11:05:18 PM
    Well said! There are other things we need to do to care for ourselves besides eating and exercise.....you are doing a very important one.
    2375 days ago
    Mom died of colon cancer, so I'm very aware of the consequences. I've been getting colonoscopies since I was 45 and I must say that the prep has certainly improved over the last 20 years.

    Cruising the Panama Canal is an amazing experience. We did it for our 25th wedding anniversary. I, too, would like to see Kilauea in all her glory.

    Good job taking care of your body.

    2375 days ago
    Good for you, dear FBC--it's the prep that is the nasty part, but it is worth the relatively minor inconvenience. My first one was a couple of years ago, and they found (and removed) a polyp, so I'm very glad to go in regularly to make sure everything is okay.
    2375 days ago
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