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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

As in photos *for* my family.

Prep for these things is never pleasant. I have done three colonoscopies and I have done three different preparation regimes and none of them has been pleasant. Just differently miserable. They all seem to involve sprinting to the bathroom with my butt cheeks clenched. (Political interjection: Just don't do that at the Walmart in Deming NM).

I was there on time but ... the doctor was running a little ... behind. (Get it?)

However (I was going to say "but" again then decided against it) once they slipped that IV in my wrist and turned on the sleepy juice ... Zzzzzzzzz.

And then when they are done, they rudely slip you another mickey to wake you up. What is up with that? Let me sleep already!

I had one small polyp that the doctor removed and told me was likely nothing, but it will take a few days to get a definitive answer. Next close-up will be 5 years or 10 years depending on the results. But only one small polyp, that is down by two from the last time and three from the time before that.

I went home and thoroughly enjoyed a bowl of leftover homemade Tuscan Bean soup from my last meal Monday night, 43 HOURS AGO!, and still managed to fall asleep in my Fat-E-Boy recliner.

Amazingly, I feel well enough that I could walk to the gym tonight. And I might. Otherwise I won't get my 10000 steps in for today. Just no heavy lifting. Maybe some work on the bands or low weight drills. But I am rested and my sitter is fine (it was fine before, but now I mean ... never mind). Last time I did one of these, the next day I was a pall bearer for a friend and let me tell you, even with five other men those caskets are heavy.

That will do it for another 5 to 10 years. I have made my family just a little safer. That friend I helped bury last time? He died from colon cancer. So while I may treat today's event with some lightheartedness, the seriousness of having that done if you are over 40 cannot be overstated. Len did not do the test until after it was too late. He would have been 74 yesterday and I miss him a lot.

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