Wednesday, July 18, 2012

i survived...

...the month of self-inflicted mental torture (since my consultation)
...the clear liquid diet
...the (bowel) prep
...the colonoscopy procedure

My lovely doctor said that I have a "very clean colon" :-)

For those of you who know that I am the biggest chicken on earth when it comes to doctors and are asking if I would be hesitant about doing this again -- the answer is "no".  The worst part is the bowel prep.  But, my thoughtful husband hooked up his laptop in the bathroom for me so that I could watch "on demand" episodes of Seinfeld...and...My Blue Heaven (one of my favorite movies to watch when I need a bit of cheering up).  I watched 4 episodes of Seinfeld and My Blue Heaven -- twice -- and finished the prep at 1:30 this morning.  I had 4 hours of sleep, then had to be up by 5:30 to shower, etc.. and then off to the "colon spa".

I just ate my first solid food in 2 days and now I think it's time for me to take a nap. :-)


  1. Hi Linda,

    Thanks for sharing all of those gories. I had that done 3 years ago, isn't it a little late for your first colonoscopy? Anyway, glad everything turned out okay. The prep is just the worst and thank goodness, my colon is clean too, would I hesitate doing it again, for sure....


    1. Yes...I am a little behind on this (hee...hee...) Did I mention how much of a "chicken" I am when it comes to doctors? Better late than never... :-)

  2. I came to visit and saw this post. I have to tell you that I had the same thing done 2 days before you and had been trying to avoid the procedure since I turned 50. I'm now 51 and thought since it's summer and I'm off work that maybe I should have it done. I'm happy it's over and I don't have to go back for 10 years. Yippee!!!! Now on to the mammogram in two days time then I'm done for the year!!!


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